Yale’s Collection of Musical Instruments is one of the world’s finest assemblages of rare and historical instruments. The Collection began in 1900 with the gift from New Haven piano manufacturer Morris Steinert. Today, holdings encompass an unsurpassed group of keyboard instruments, as well as a wide selection of European stringed instruments. Also included are an important group of eighteenth-century French guitars, as well as wind instruments that feature major examples by nearly all of the leading nineteenth-century European and American makers.
Selections from the Collection’s holdings are on display in a two-story museum.