How To Visit

Four images of people visiting the Museum of Portable Sound: two people in their homes, visiting online; a woman visiting in-person at a coffee shop; a group of people visiting together inside the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Visit Online – alone or with groups – or (returning soon) In-Person!

We are currently conducting visits exclusively online.

Our museum’s Chief Curator is available for personal live video chat visits daily from 10am-10pm GMT.

We require a minimum of 24 hours notice.

Guarantee your time slot – Pay your admission fee (Children 10 years & under FREE):

Booking a Group of 3-5 or more? Select the Book Your Online Visit button above and we’ll get back to you with instructions on purchasing tickets for your visit!


Screen shot of an actual tweet by Dr Emily MarkFitzGerald, Head of Art History & Cultural Policy at University College Dublin, dated 15 May 2020, wherein she states: "This is possibly the best museum transition online I have ever encountered"

How Do Our Online Visits Work?

There are two options for our Online Visits.

1: One visitor or more visiting from a single location.

2. Multiple visitors in multiple locations visiting simultaneously as a group.

We use Zoom as our online venue (NOTE: please let us know if you are unable to use Zoom so we can make alternative arrangements).

Option 1: One Venue
We invite you to a private and secure Google Meet chatroom. You and other members of your household can visit together from a single device.

Option 2: Multiple Venues for Groups
We invite each of your group’s members to a private and secure Google Meet chatroom. Each member of your group can be in a different location – so you can reunite with friends and family around the world while visiting our museum!

Don’t forget to wear headphones if you can, as the sounds will be much clearer if you do!


We’ve prepared this FREE Online Visitor Guide so you can learn more about our museum before you arrive, and then use it as a reference guide during your visit!

Our Online Visitor Guide includes:
• Museum Map
• 11 Guided Tours
• Permanent Collection Object List

Download our FREE Online Visitor Guide now and get acquainted with our collections before your visit!

What To Expect Upon Your Arrival

An annotated image of what an Online Visitor sees upon entering the video chat room, including our Museum Archives, our Physical Object Collection Exhibition Cabinet, Our #ObjectOfTheWeek vitrine, a bookshelf containing highlights from our Research Library, our Chief Curator, and a Microphone.

You will be greeted by our Chief Curator, who conducts our Online Visits in the same room as our Museum Archives, our Physical Objects Collection Exhibition Cabinet, our #ObjectOfTheWeek vitrine, and a bookshelf containing highlights from our Research Library. Any or all of these materials may be referred to during your Online Visit.

Gift Cards

Get a GIFT CARD! Valid for one standard Adult Admission (£10). Just add the email address of the card recipient to the Comments field in the PayPal checkout. We’ll take care of sending the card to your intended recipient and let you know when we’ve sent it!


Feel free to contact us!

PLEASE NOTE: The recording and redistribution of Museum of Portable Sound online visits is strictly prohibited.

Our Director & Chief Curator is available for you!

Our online visitors will experience the same level of access to our staff for the duration of their visit: every single online visitor gets to have an exclusive, private meeting with our Director and Chief Curator!

While you’re here…

…we need your help. For four years, we have managed to keep admission to the Museum of Portable Sound free for all. But this model hasn’t proven to be sustainable. If you value what we do, and would like to help us continue to fulfil our mission of bringing the culture of sound to the world one visitor at a time, please consider making a donation or supporting us long-term on Patreon.