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“Musical Museum”

Whittaker's Musical Museum
Ranked #4 of 7 things to do in Oneroa
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We arrived towards the end of a concert. The young adult students I took were able to try out some of the fascinating instruments that are in the museum. Really interesting and the volunteer on duty most accommodating and pleasant. There was a donation box, and charge for the concert (which we arrived too late to enjoy).

1  Thank Sue N
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

It was quite late in the afternoon when we stumbled upon this collection of mainly pianos, but some other rare and interesting Musial instruments. The lady was in no hurry to 'get rid of us' and encouraged us to look around and try the pianola. The musical afternoons must be a marvelous way to step back in time to a time without techno music added to tunes. I took a few photos for the album....will make an interesting page.

1  Thank Bernadette L
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

An amazing find - this museum is certainly created with love & showcases an incredible range of instruments. It includes both a Steinway and a Bechstein in working order plus a whole range of unique pianos, pianolas and even an orchestrian. You can play them yourself or have demonstrations from the passionate staff. A gem.

2  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Although we are both musicians anyone would be fascinated by this quirky place. The museum consists of an amazing collection of instruments and the guide was able to play most of the keyboard instruments and talk about the development and inventions of each with such passion and interest that we were enthralled for ages. You can play many of the instruments and kids are encouraged. Highly recommended for all ages.

2  Thank Vicki J
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

We happened upon the museum accidentally just as Lloyd and Joan were putting on a show; running through the history of harmonicas, accordions and key boards. With interesting stories and various pieces performed on the old instruments we were totally enthralled.
Many of the instruments are very rare and interesting.
Probably not to everyone's taste but to anyone interested in music and particulalry the history of keyboard technology pre the digital age -- this is a must.

1  Thank John G
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