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The Musical Museum

399 High Street, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0DU, England
+44 20 8560 8108
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A magic place in Lodon

It is an amazing collection of mechanical instruments. Not only carillons or piano rolls but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pbarizza
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Venice, Italy
A GEM OF A MUSEUM FOR ALL AGES

The self-playing musical instruments in the museum are in working order or in the process of being... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vara-Poj S
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The Musical Museum contains one of the world's foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments. From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer, the collection embraces an impressive array of devices including reproducing pianos, orchestrions, pipe organs and violin players. The Museum is open on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays from 11:00am to 5:00pm (last entry is at 4pm). Tours with live demonstrations of self playing instruments and the Mighty Wurlitzer take place at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm. Concession discounts and reduced prices for children and families are available. The Museum is open on any day for groups consisting of 20 people or more. Please contact the museum for further details.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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399 High Street, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0DU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is an amazing collection of mechanical instruments. Not only carillons or piano rolls but violins, organ, full bands. The guided tour is so informative even for the professional musicians. The museum owns some of the rolls recorded by Rachmaninov. Don't miss it

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The self-playing musical instruments in the museum are in working order or in the process of being restored. Joining a guided tour is highly recommended since it is the way to see the instruments being played. The volunteer guides are brilliant; many are also involved...More

Thank Vara-Poj S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have any interest in music this is a place to go. All those self playing instruments look magical. Pick a time when they do demonstration.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 magical hours at The Musical Museum (Brentford) & thoroughly recommend a visit - Hidden Gem!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guided tour is brilliant - it includes demonstrations of many of the instruments. Check out the times on their website to make sure you are there at the right time to go on one.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guided tour was excellent - it brings the collection alive - literally , as you get to see some of the instruments in action

1  Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see! I went with a school group having not known of the museum, what a wonderful surprise! Roy brought the history and craftsmanship to life. I'm sure the tea room would be a lovely place to sit on a sunny afternoon.

1  Thank Danny F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend for all people who like a bit of a different experience, a blast from the past with forgotten entertainment. We recommend the visit with one of the volunteers as they do demonstrations of the instruments. Great job for the museum team to keep...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A unique museum and worth the trip to Kew Bridge. I recommend you take a tour because the information and demonstrations of the instruments brings it all to life. Our guide, Roy, was knowledgeable to tailored the tour to our interests. I enjoyed the tour...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yet another top notch Concert produced and performed by accomplished organist, pianist and engaging entertainer, Chris Barber with Simon Hill's delightful and colourful creativity on the back drops. The standard of Chris' professionalism is comparable to any concert in the West End but without the...More

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Noeleen O, Manager at The Musical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed the Anniversary concert so much. I will pass on your comments. To avoid missing out on future concerts or events at the museum you could sign up to our email updates via our website. With...More

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Nonglak L
26 November 2017|
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Response from Noeleen O | Property representative |
Hi Nonglak, we have a small replica street with recreated shop fronts from a bygone era, to provide a setting for our street and barell organs. There are a couple of photos of the street gallery (also known as Lamb’s... More
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pattigail44
28 August 2017|
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Response from Frederick T | Reviewed this property |
They can listen to the presentation + will probably be invited to interact with the instruments. Very nice experience.
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