Museums of Bangalore: Indian Musical Experience
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Overview: I thought Bangalore just had 2-3 museums which are well known until a few years ago, but a little research opened up my thoughts as I discovered several museums within the city. I have decided to visit all the museums in the city and document those.
The first one on the list is the Indian Musical Experience in JP Nagar 7th phase. This beautiful museum is dedicated to the evolution and science behind different forms of music from traditional to contemporary.
As we enter the museum, in the inner courtyard, we can see a sound garden, where we can learn about the sounds created from natural things like wood, stones, and metals. We can try our hand in generating music as well. This area is well enjoyed by both adults and children.
We then get inside the museum and the experience starts from the 3rd floor, where we are shown a small animated movie with different types of sound created by nature. From there we enter an interactive exhibit area, where we can play music through a touch screen and create notes from different musical instruments. One small area is designed to look like Commercial Street with pathways and autorickshaws where music is continuously playing.
There is a learning centre as well where one can create and record sounds using Karaoke. There is a Bollywood and Sandalwood section as well which shows the story of music in Indian cinema.
On the 1st floor, we can see around 100 different types of musical instruments displayed for the visitors. The exit area passes through a store where visitors can shop for souvenirs.
Overall a very good experience, and a must-visit for people from South Bangalore.
|Indian Musical Experience|
Location: Brigade Millenium, near Puttenahalli Lake, JP Nagar 7th Phase
Entry fees: Rs 150 on weekdays, Rs 250 on weekends. Rs 150 for senior citizens, children below 3 years go free.
Timings: 10am to 5pm