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 getaway is like the most with children between the ages of 5 and 12 the many organs that play. Very nice, what older children soon find it boring
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  • Great guide, unfortunately mostly in Dutch. You could still understand the one or the other Word. Very nice exhibits and the sound is just plain tip. Highly recommended! Is very centrally located.
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  • Very nice very large Museum in the heart of the city of Utrecht, with crafts and fun activities inside. Too bad that there is not a sense of travels very clearly stated.
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  • This tour was so much more than I thought it would be. We happened to stop in 15 min before a tour was starting so we wandered around a little until the tour started. I was blown away by some of the stuff they have here and it was very fascinating watching the old clocks and instruments work, seeing how they operated and the beautiful sounds that came out of the great devices! Seriously worth the tour. If you take part in the tour you get to watch and listen to the instruments/clocks being played rather than just seeing them. So worth the stop in.
  • This museum is great for people who: would like to know how many types of clocks work and how they were developed, would like to know some Dutch history or who just want an enjoyable experience about a musical culture that is rarely seen these days. The guide was very knowledgeable, fun and demonstrated a large selection of the exhibition. Together with the other parts of the museum, such as the interactive media presentation, there is enough to enjoy for at least a couple of hours.
  • The museum contained an amazing collection of instruments, clocks and machines, with interesting descriptions of everything there. The tour, led by Guido, demonstrated a variety of everything housed there, and was presented with much enthusiasm, and even catered for those of us who only spoke English. It was absolutely amazing to see how many of these wonderful machines are still in good working order. While we didn't bring kids, it was obvious that all the children visiting were just as enthralled as the parents. Definitely highly recommended!
  • This place is awesome, musicians can really nerd out here but I think there's still loads for the general population as well. We travelled from Amsterdam to go here. The tours are good, they'll play some of the music boxes during them.
  • An amazing museum that's fantastic for children and adults. Right in the centre of Utrecht - guided tours in both Dutch and English and demonstrations of some of the mechanical instruments over time. Highly recommended!
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