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Drum MuseumThe Drum Museum in Cegléd, Hungary recently unveiled a lifetime achievement exhibition honoring the work of drummer Peter Erskine, titled "40 Years at the Top".

Present at the gala opening on May 14, 2010 were Peter Erskine, museum founder and curator Sándor Kármán, the Cultural Attaché for the US Embassy John O. Balian, plus a crowd of 200 persons in the City Hall of Cegléd - which is located outside of Budapest.

Cegléd is often referred to as the Mecca of drummers due to the fact that it has hosted Europe's only drum museum since 1992, and the International Drum and Percussion Gala which has been organized in its sports arena since 1993.

Peter donated a large collection of instruments and memorabilia, spanning his entire career as a drummer, recording artist, record producer, musical instrument innovator, composer and educator.

Peter Erskine - Drum Museum Exhibit

About the Drum Museum

The Drum Museum, located in the main square of Cegléd, Hungary, opened in December 2000, the year of the Hungarian millennium. The permanent exhibition presenting the history of the jazz drum is the fruit of 30 years of research work by the private collector Sándor Kármán.

With the aid of pictures, objects and drum sets, the collection pays tribute to legendary instruments, famous past drummers and master drum-makers. The auditorium seating 30 persons can be used for lectures on the history of the drum, special music lessons and small concerts for school classes and groups of tourists. Small gift objects related to the theme can be purchased at the reception desk. The museum is open on weekdays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and weekends by arrangement.

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