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Photo of the Johnson Victrola Museum exterior

Founded in 1967, the museum details the origin of recorded music. Exhibits showcase the life and legacy of Eldridge Reeves Johnson, a pioneer in early sound recording and co-founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company.

Museum History

More information about the history of the Johnson Victrola Museum, Eldridge Reeves Johnson and Nipper


Free parking is available in our adjacent parking lot.

Disabled Access

The first floor of the museum is accessible to people with disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, as per Gov. Carney’s Aug. 16, 2021 order, all staff and visitors to state facilities over two years of age must wear masks indoors. This applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status. This is consistent with CDC guidance for keeping everyone safe.

The Johnson Victrola Museum is open for 45-minute self-guided tours on Wednesdays through Saturdays during scheduled tour times. Tour times available are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. To book your tour, please call the museum at (302) 739-3262.

Yes, reservations are required. The current reservation times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The maximum tour size is 6 people. To book your tour, please call the museum at (302) 739-3262.

As of Aug. 16, 2021, masks are required inside all state buildings for all people over two years of age.

We also ask that all visitors please follow the instructions of museum staff members at all times during your visit, and that visitors not touch anything in the museum.

Once you arrive, the entrance is the door that connects to the parking lot via a ramp.

Restrooms are not available at the Johnson Victrola Museum. Please use the facilities prior to your arrival.

Tours will be self-guided, but museum staff will be on-hand to answer any questions and provide additional information.

The maximum occupancy of the museum is currently 6 people for reserved self-guided tours.

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No, we do not accept donations directly through the museum. If you have an item you would like to donate to the museum, please contact our collections team at this number: (302) 608-5344.

Hours of Operation

Open for 45-minute, self-guided tours by advance reservations only from Wednesdays through Saturdays at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Contact Information

Phone: (302) 739-3262