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“Musical moments”

Finchcocks Living Museum of Music
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Visited as a group this afternoon. Very good tour of the house and detailed explanations of the instruments. The demo recital was excellent. The pianist had a very dry sense of humour and very informative. The cream tea afterwards was very good as well. Great value for money.

Thank jofman
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Yesterday we attended the first Jazz evening of the 2014 season at Finchcocks Museum, in the Cellar restaurant. Now I am not a Jazz 'buff' (Beethoven and Mozart etc. are more my thing) but it was a very enjoyable evening. The restaurant was nearly full so about 40 of us had a nice 2 course meal followed by about 2-3 hours of jazz played by a quartet (Clarinet/Sax, Double Bass, Guitar, Drums/Vibes) of accomplished professional musicians. Music and the meal were to had a very reasonable sum, drinks were extra.
A word to those with mobility issues there steep steps before entering the restaurant and others leading the small room. Luckily there are hand rails on all steps, I would say that overcoming this difficulty is well worth the effort. Recommended.

1  Thank Reggub321
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We were the first group to visit this year, so we were told. We had a very warm welcome, and cup of hot coffee as well. Although the weather was cold, and the heating system was probably Georgian as well, the friendly welcome we had from our hosts continued throughout our stay, which included a tour of the house, lunch, and a recital in the afternoon. Very educational and informative, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend a visit (but check opening times!)

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We combined this afternoon visit with our trip to Scotney Castle, thoroughly enjoyed our visit the musical entertainment was great. As we had a family instrument there dating back to the early 1800's we were able to play this. A very interesting, enjoyable and unusual afternoon out. Didn't have time to eat in the restaurant unfortunately. The website is very informative and gives info re their open days and costs etc.

1  Thank Mary A
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

Fascinating display of beautiful pianos and keyboard instruments and as the other reviewers have stated, you are encouraged to touch and play them. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Beautiful building and gardens. Tasty tea and cake! What more can I say? A great afternoon out.

2  Thank TN2eaters
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