American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City

4.7
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The American Banjo Museum is a world-class 21,000 square foot facility honoring the rich history, vibrant spirit and unlimited future of the banjo. The museum contains more than 300 instruments, the largest collection on public display in the world. Examples include replicas of primitive banjos developed by African slaves in the Old South, Minstrel Age instruments from 19th century, post WWII instruments used in bluegrass, folk and world music, and museum’s core collection of ornately decorated banjos made in America during the Jazz Age of the 1920’s and 30s.
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  • An extensive collection of banjos but what most interested me was the history of banjo music - from minstrel to vaudeville to folk to jazz to.... And you MUST visit on the first Wednesday of the...  more »
  • I stopped by here last week and I was surprised at the number of banjos they had there, a person can learn a lot here. They even have a learning lounge where people can play a couple different ones...  more »
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  • Fun history and some neat banjos. Their traveling exhibits were fun. I wish they had more ways to hear and see famous performances listen to examples etc. There were a few QR codes but not every one has a phone QR code reader or knows how to use one.
  • Amazing collection in a well laid out museum. The staff is kind and friendly. Also, if you are lucky, live music by some of the most talented players in the world!

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