American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City

4.7
#8 of 19 in Museums in Oklahoma City
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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  • This was an interesting museum. My only exposure to banjo music was listening to bluegrass while growing up. I did not know that that the banjo was a popular instrument in jazz music back during the j...  more »
  • We had no idea what to expect when we visited. We were pleasantly surprised. These banjos are incredibly beautiful. Nicer art than what we saw at the Art Museum. We had a bonus to our visit two banjo ...  more »
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  • This place is awesome if you love music. Especially banjos. I don't play banjo but I happen to love Kermit the Frog and there is a Jim Henson life and times exhibit right now that is amazing! It runs until August. Go check it out is awesome it's a great place to go is $8 to get in and totally worth it
  • Helpful and friendly staff that are clearly excited to be there. Informative displays that cover the history of the material. A very broad coverage of Jim Henson as he relates to banjos and his works in general that is a real treat and a large collection of banjos on the upper floor from all eras. They also offer classes to teach banjo to interested parties as well as the opportunity to play on some display banjos for the experience. A fun if short lived experience.

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