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Hours & Directions

The Collection of Musical Instruments is located on Yale's Central Campus
within easy walking distance of libraries, other museums, and the
University’s undergraduate admissions office.


Admission to the Collection is free.

Cash contributions are gladly accepted to further the museum’s educational programs, concert series, and ongoing exhibits.


Yale University
Collection of Musical Instruments
15 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven Connecticut 06511

The Collection is 10 minutes by taxi from the New Haven train station and 15 minutes by taxi from Tweed-New Haven airport.



I-95 (Connecticut Turnpike) to I-91 to Exit 3 (Trumbull Street). Left at second set of lights onto Temple Street. First right onto Grove Street. First right again onto Hillhouse Avenue. The Collection is the second building past St. Mary’s Church (on the right).

Public Visiting Hours

The museum’s galleries are open from September through July:

Tuesday–Friday         1–4 pm
Sunday                        1–5 pm

Closed on New Year’s Day, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.

Not available for public viewing during the month of August and during Yale University Recesses (Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break).

We regret that we do not have an elevator that goes to the second floor.  An audio tour is available to all visitors.


Short term (metered) parking is available on the street.

Longer term parking may be found at several commercial garages within three or four blocks of the museum.