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Musical Museum

399 High Street, Brentford TW8 0DU, England
+44 20 8560 8108
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A Lovely Surprise!! Well worth a visit

We spotted this museum in one of the 241 booklets on our last visit to London, so decided to pay a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer W
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Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
Wonderful experience enriched by hearing the instruments played

This was a exceptional experience exploring the history of these amazing instruments and learning... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JRJS_11
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London, United Kingdom
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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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399 High Street, Brentford TW8 0DU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spotted this museum in one of the 241 booklets on our last visit to London, so decided to pay a visit. It is really easy to get to and is only a short walk from the station at Kew Bridge. We had a tour...More

2  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a exceptional experience exploring the history of these amazing instruments and learning about them all. A real pleasure

1  Thank JRJS_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this extraordinary museum earlier today with a client. We were all truly delighted with the visit and will certainly be coming again. The guided tour presented lasting about ninety minutes given by Roy was amusing and highly informative. His knowledge of the instruments...More

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were instruments there I'd never imagined, let alone heard of, and all were in perfect highly-polished condition and as far as I could make out, all still in working order, thanks to the efforts of the lovely staff and volunteers. I must go back...More

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Musical Museum is a treasure trove of mechanical pianos, pianolas, orchestrions and other curiosities - all in working order. The guide is wonderfully knowledgeable and can explain the background, provenance and workings of these great machines and play them for you. And there's a...More

1  Thank redactora
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went recently with a large group to see this absolutely fascinating museum. If you're at all interested in the history of mechanical musical instruments, this is a must-see - not to mention must hear. And, if you want, you can have a go yourself....More

1  Thank FinsburyParker2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way to Kew Gardens we noticed this museum and thought we'd pop in for a minute to see what it was. Very glad we did as it was a fascinating place! We arrived at midday and found a tour already in progress, but...More

2  Thank Chris G
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I visited this museum a little while ago (excellent guided tour) and as a result of that visit decided attend one of their Summer programme of concerts; "Summertime in Paris" being the specific one. It was really good, I regret to say I cannot remember...More

1  Thank everthecritic
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Dropped in here one morning as the weather was awful Glad that we did, really fascinating they have everything imaginable there to do with playing music and more Had a great guided tour which was informative and funny, also had the various instruments, music boxes...More

1  Thank WoodstockBristol
Reviewed 6 June 2017

In London for the Rugby Final, and stumbled across this place in between station and hotel. Made very welcome by an enthusiastic staff, and on our limited available time was given a personal tour of the highlights by Steve? who looked like he would be...More

Thank Steve Y
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