Explore five floors of interactive exhibitions that will take you on a journey through the sights, sounds and stories of music in Canada.
Inspired by music festivals, Studio Bell is designed to activate all of the senses. Play the guitar, mix a track, and sing along in our vocal booths. Explore memorabilia from Canadian music icons. Immerse yourself in an audio-visual installation of Canadiana in Soundscapes and catch a Kimball Theatre Organ demonstration. Once you’ve made it to the top floor, cap your visit off with a walk through four Canadian Music Halls of Fame.
Studio Bell is the first national cultural institution dedicated to celebrating music in Canada in all of its forms. The 160,000-square-foot building designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture is composed of nine subtly curved interlocking towers clad in glazed terra cotta. And, it sounds as good as it looks! Referencing the design of musical instruments, the facility’s open spaces resonate with the sounds of music and activity, drawing visitors up through five floors of acoustically and visually distinct exhibition, performance, and gallery spaces.
A complimentary self-serve coat check is available on Level One to the right of the Visitor Services desk. Availability is limited and coat check is offered on a first come, first served basis. NMC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
At Studio Bell, we celebrate the stories of music in Canada through artifacts and rare instruments. Please help protect our collection by following these important museum rules:
Included with your admission is same-day re-entry. Proof of purchase is required.
Our Lost and Found is located on Level One at the Visitor Services desk.