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Behind-the-Glass Tours

Tours are back at Studio Bell! Explore the hits of NMC's collection and dive deeper into Canada's music story.


Join us on a special-edition tour of the museum led by NMC’s musically skilled educators that includes all the Behind-the-Glass hits ⁠— but with a thrilling synth conclusion.

On this tour, you'll get to visit the world’s first and largest multitimbral polyphonic analogue synthesizer, TONTO (The Original New Timbral Orchestra), considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of synthesizers.

Get a behind-the-scenes glance at one of National Music Centre’s most treasured artifacts which is normally kept under wraps in our world class recording facilities.

Behind-the-Glass + TONTO tours happen at 11:00 am every Sunday in October. Tickets are $20 for General Visitors or $10 for NMC Members.

Behind-the-Glass + TONTO Tickets

About the Tours

Go "behind-the-glass" of the National Music Centre's exhibitions, dive deeper into specific artifacts, and see the collection come to life with a musically trained tour guide.

These interactive tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Tours are 45 minutes in length and recommended for those ages 12 and up. Spots are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Behind-the-Glass Tours are $10 for adults, $7 for students/seniors, $5 for youth (4-12), and free for NMC Members and kids 3 and under.

You can purchase your tickets in-person from the ticket desk located inside the main entrance of Studio Bell.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour.

Please note: Studio Bell admission is required in addition to purchasing a Behind-the-Glass Tour. Purchase pay-what-you-can admission at the front desk when you arrive or online in advance.

Behind-the-Glass Tour Tickets

Youth (4-12)$5
Kids 3 and underFree
NMC MembersFree*

*NMC Members can visit the front desk to receive their free tour ticket.

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