Gulangyu Piano Museum is the only museum in China displaying various kinds of antique pianos from different places in the world. All the pianos in the museum were donated by Hu Youyi, a collector of pianos who is a native of Gulangyu Islet and now resides in Australia, including precious pianos and over 60 ancient piano lamps collected by Mr. Hu during his life.
Piano Museum, which is finished on Gulangyu in January, 2000, is located in "Tingtao Pavilion" of Shuzhuang Garden. It covers an area of 450 square meters, and it is divided into two floors.
The first of the two halls opened January of 2000, and has the collection’s oldest piano. Although few pianos are actually built by pianists, this instrument was crafted in 1801 by visionary composer Muzio Clementi (1752-1832).
There are 40 more old pianos displayed in the museum (collected by patriotic overseas Chinese Mr. Hu Youyi), among which are rare and valuable gold-plating piano in the world, the oldest four-corner piano in the world and the oldest and biggest vertical piano, antique hand-power piano, pedal auto-performing piano, 8-pedal ancient piano, etc.
Gems of the collection include a gold-plated piano, an ancient 8-pedal piano, an antique hand-powered organ and the oldest four-corner piano. It has been visited by famous pianists and conductors from around the world.
Getting There: T2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 25 (take to Ferry port, then transfer to a ferry to the Gulangyu Island)