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Review of Museum Speelklok

Museum Speelklok
Ranked #6 of 122 things to do in Utrecht
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Museum Speelklok, the most cheerful museum in the Netherlands! During a visit to the typical Dutch Museum Speelklok, cheerful live music will surround you from centuries-old self-playing musical instruments. The history of these instruments started back in 16th century the Netherlands with the use of church carillons. Over the centuries, the general desire of people to be surrounded by music, led to the invention of all sorts of self-playing musical instruments: musical clocks, musical boxes, orchestrions (self-playing orchestras) and the traditional Dutch street organs. All of these instruments, including the famous street organ named Arabier and the so-called 8th world wonder the Violina, can be admired and heard during the lively museum tour. Thanks to the highly skilled Restoration Workshop, the collection is kept playing and this craft can be passed on from this generation to the next.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing collection of mechanical musical instruments and organs, most of which have been fully restored and work. The guided tour was excellent value as our guide was able to turn many of the machines on. If you have any interest in engineering, or music this is an absolute must.

Thank Davidlcohen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guided tour and working demonstration of many extraordinary mechanical musical instuments. Definitely worth doing!

Thank martincj
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I visited when I was 4 years old, and took my daughter when she was 3. A great experience for kids as well as adults. I don't think there are many museums like this one.

Thank J L
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Attending a conference in Utrecht and the evening welcome event was in the museum. A beautiful setting with really attentive staff.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Do try to go when there is a demonstration. The noise is wonderful, no way to turn it down so just as realistic as in the street. Very good guided tours [free].

Thank Pippa65
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