Museum of Making Music

At the entrance to our Museum, you will notice the acronym “NAMM.” Those initials stand for the National Association of Music Merchants, the not-for-profit association that serves and strengthens the global music products industry. Commonly referred to as NAMM (which rhymes with jam), the association and its world-famous trade shows serve as a hub for people seeking out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, and sound and lighting equipment. The Museum offers a unique, musical venue for small business meetings, corporate cocktail receptions and dinners. There are three available rental spaces:

  • Museum of Making Music Galleries: The museum's five galleries, special exhibition room, and gift shop spans approximately 6,500 sq. ft. of space and showcases historic instruments, musical artifacts and memorabilia that tell the story of the people and businesses who make, sell and use musical instruments.
  • Classroom: An intimate multipurpose, concert and event space (approximately 2,200 sq. ft.) with attached catering kitchen.
  • Boardroom: Dedicated seated, meeting space with multi-media and presentation capabilities.

Website :

Address : 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Contact : (760) 438-5996

Capacity : 200 cocktail

Alcohol : Full bar permitted

Equipment : none