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Common components of museums can be listed as, setting up a connection with the past, now and the future through objects; collecting and protecting; exhibiting similarities and differences; creating admiration and pleasure; comprehending educational and cultural transfer.
Compared to the developed countries thematic museology become common in Turkey in spite of a delay. One of the examples of this is “Music Museums”. It is possible to see the exhibition of the instruments in some of these rare museums and it is also possible to see the object collections related to the music being exhibited in some others. Repertoire, equipage and exhibition facilities of these museums are the reason of their existence, enlightening music history, music science, music education and music taste.
Museums’ educational function become crucial when the cultural and educational background is brought out of the museum and transferred into the life. When it is considered that the knowledge cannot be enough itself but it will be with the processing of the knowledge through education, educational functions takes its place in the priorities of the museums.
This study will focus on the educational functions of the museums. As an example, the musical experience in the energy museum will be explained.
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