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The Musical Museum

399 High Street, Brentford, Ealing TW8 0DU, England
+44 20 8560 8108
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A very entertaining experience. No ordinary museum!

I visited as part of an organised tour - they do them at 11.30, 1.30 and 3.30 each day, and you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PinnerSylv
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pinner
Somewhere different

An amazing collection of self-playing instruments. I couldn't believe the range of sounds some of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
flugelist
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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 and comprehensive array of reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and violin players. The Museum is open on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays from 11AM to 5PM, 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 1 week ago

I visited as part of an organised tour - they do them at 11.30, 1.30 and 3.30 each day, and you are advised to book in advance. Most of the exhibits are pianos and pianollas, as well as things similar. It sounds a bit dry,...More

Thank PinnerSylv
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection of self-playing instruments. I couldn't believe the range of sounds some of these machines could reproduce. The guide was entertaining and informative. Even though I arrived late for the start of the tour, I just attached myself to the two people already...More

Thank flugelist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Asked on the day by tour guides to give positive reviews. Yet we were being rushed around the tour because they had another function that night. A bit sad about this - I understand they couldn’t be late for another function but we had booked...More

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

Hi Mat. Sorry you felt rushed on your visit. Although we made you aware of the evening hire when we took the booking, perhaps we should have put greater emphasise on the importance of arriving on time for your tour. On this occasion your party...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across it by accident, what a treasure to find. All the staff were lovely particularly Roy our guide. Fascinating and beautiful musical players. Well worth going on a tour as you get to see the instruments in action.

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

Thank you for your review Selina. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Contains a fascinating collection of musical Instruments and some great people giving the tour. Definitely recommended.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hired the main hall for 50th birthday party which was ideal as we were having a band play as well as DJs. Stage lighting and sound excellent with experienced staff on site. Nolene and Giselle organized seating, decorations and bar plus red carpet for our...More

Thank thebotleys
Noeleen O, Manager at The Musical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, it was our pleasure to host your party and roll out the red carpet!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Magical Museum in a mixed group of adults and kids. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, engaged everyone and gave each person the chance to play at least one machine. There is also a café, overlooking the river, serving hot and cold...More

Thank vijay c
Noeleen O, Manager at The Musical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Musical Museum recently is a bit of a hidden gem. It was fascinating. Our tour was wonderful, led by an enthusiastic and friendly gentleman who was clearly fascinated by the exhibits and keen to explain them to us. He was great, as were the...More

Thank kevncol R
Noeleen O, Manager at The Musical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review, delighted you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I arranged a trip to the museum as a surprise for my husband's birthday - and it was the perfect day- a hidden gem in London that he had no idea about, and Roy (one of the best guides I've ever come across) was fantastic,...More

Thank Preeti C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my parents and my two year old and we all really enjoyed the experience. To go on a tour is a must to see a demonstration of the instruments and to interact also. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We had a nice...More

Thank HelenMorgan
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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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