Culture can be found in the emotions, actions, and everyday entertainment of people. Space spent on leisure time is one of the most critical areas of urban success. Based on the theoretical and practical analysis of researching the musical-esthetic culture of the society, the role of museum space and culture-leisure activity in developing the personality musical-esthetic culture is defined. The leading research methods are analysis of the Russian and foreign literature to identify the main component of the musical-esthetic culture – musicality, and effective techniques for its development; music-making – an active, creative method used in the museum space with people of different ages; and polling, which helped to identify the interests and needs of the respondents in developing the musical-esthetic culture. The research comprises 51 respondents divided into three age groups (18–32, 36–55, 60+ y.o.). As the research is not finished yet, the preliminary results are presented, which showed that the applied techniques effectively attract the public to elite musical culture (stable attendance of the lectures), promote active, creative practices (elementary music-making, painting emotions and impressions caused by pieces of music), and help to reveal the interests and needs of the public in a newly formed group of instrumental music-making.Keywords: musical-esthetic culture, musicality, museum, culture-leisure activity, instrumental music-making.