The Interactive Museum of Music (MIMMA) is located in the 18th-century Palacio del Conde Navas. It contains an important collection of musical instruments from around the world and of all ages, many of which can be played. Intended for all audiences, from children and adults, it is an interactive museum where we can experiment: please instead of "please do not touch", the motto is "please play!".
Few museum projects are so original, funny, dynamic and educational as the Interactive Music Museum in Málaga. And, if what we normally find on entering a museum are messages prohibiting us from approaching and, of course touching the exhibits, here is the motto is just the opposite, "please play them".
Located in the historic centre of Málaga, the exhibition section has a collection of almost 1,000 pieces, 400 of which make up the permanent exhibition. This is one of the most important private collections in Europe, with instruments from all eras and cultures, carefully compiled by Miguel Ángel Piédrola Orta.
But Mimma is a highly interactive museum. In each exhibition room, visitors will find multimedia, interactive and mechanical resources with which to explore a cultural area and establish a dialogue with the exhibition. It is not a case of looking at more or less ancient or curious instruments, but of experiencing different cultures from around the world through their musical instruments.
But the museum aims much higher than providing a simple exhibition. It aims to be a living space, where sound envelops visitors and stimulates their senses. A place that offers us the opportunity to experience for ourselves, playing the various instruments available. A universal offer, in which visitors of any age or background, professional or amateur, can approach music, learn, understand and take part in it.
Mimma is primarily a cultural space in providing information on the world of music is top priority. That is why the museum continuously promotes cultural theme-based activities. So, concerts, lectures, screenings, master classes and jam sessions all alternate with musical workshops for schools and family activities that take place during the weekends.
Visiting the Museo Interactivo de la Música de Málaga, will certainly be an unforgettable experience. Go ahead, please play.
18th-century mansion is an example of Málaga's Baroque architecture. Some parts, such as the lintel, the grilles, the semi-circular arch or Tuscan columns deserve special mention. It contains the archaeological remains of Arab and Roman walls discovered during the rehabilitation that was completed in 2013.