Claremont - Folk Music Center

220 Yale Avenue

The Folk Music Center Museum was opened in 1976 as a non-profit educational, cultural corporation. The first museum collection was a Stauffer guitar and a Stauffer Theorbo, both dating back to the 1880's, that Charles and Dorothy found in a second hand store for five dollars. The Museum now contains rare and antique musical instruments and artifacts of culture from around the world.


Branden Hendricks

Monday, April 9, 2018
Great place for music and instruments that you can't find at standard music stores. Good selection of hand drums, tin whistles and native american flutes. I went for an upgrade on my tin whistle. They had a variety of qualities and keys and the prices were about what I would have paid on the internet.

Valerie Lorenzo

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Lots of unique instruments from all over the world. They hold concerts and events sometimes. There is also the sweetest dog ready to greet you at the door!

Gary Souza

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
Amazing place. Great instruments. I've been visiting this place ( almost a museum ) for decades.

Joe Vecchio

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Always knowledgeable about instruments & repairs. Patience with questions.

Christina Sassaman

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
A fun place, all kinds of instruments all over the store, incredibly knowledgeable and help staff. Fun just to poke around.