Museum Speelklok, Utrecht

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Museum Speelklok displays a collection of self-playing musical instruments, such as music boxes, musical clocks, pianolas, and turret clocks. Here, you'll also see several of the quintessentially Dutch large street organs, or barrel organs. Opened in 1958 following a highly successful exhibit called "From Musical Box to Street Organ," the museum has developed a collection of automatic mechanical instruments recognized worldwide. Join the guided tour to learn more about the history of each instrument. On the tour, you'll also have the chance to interact with the items on display. For Museum Speelklok and beyond, use our Utrecht online itinerary planner to get the most from your Utrecht vacation.
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  • This museum in a former church is a world-class collections of carillions, clocks, pianolas, musical boxes and street organs. You can wander around on your own, but it is better to follow the 40 minut...  more »
  • At a cappuccino what background classical music, always fun to experience on rainy day
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  • A museum as we never see! Specialized in mechanical music, this Museum offers free guided tours that worthwhile even if more detail on mechanisms would have been nice. The guides and the staff are really nice and passionate about so no problem so that they respond to our questions. Little more, the marble machine!
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  • Mechanical music museum, great fun for children and adults. A tour in Dutch and English demonstrates old clocks, toys, barrel organs, and street organs. There's also a monkey hunt for children and they punch there answers into a paper and can use it to play a tune at the end.
  • This is a fabulous Museum where you get to see the inter workings of a lot of instruments and mechanical things from bygone eras definitely don't miss this
  • This is a very cool place, with lots of interesting self-playing musical instruments. Be sure to take the tour (it's included in the price of admission), because this is the only way to see some of these instruments play.
  • wonderful museum, beautiful machines. it you can make it, take the tour of the workshop (every first wednesday of the month) too.
  • If you love clocks or music boxes, you will really enjoy this. Be sure to do the tour, because they will play some really amazing music boxes for you (some the size of a room.) Plus, they have the marble machine that went viral a few years ago, though they can't play it.

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