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Museum Speelklok, Utrecht

(4.3/5 based on 500 reviews on the web)
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. Put Museum Speelklok and other Utrecht attractions into our Utrecht trip builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Together with a guide during the musical tour through the museum. You hear and see the many musical instruments. The guide tells very excited. After that you can have on a discovery tour through the museum. By doing and listen and you will learn about all instruments: from the smallest game box to the biggest barrel organ. In the exhibition "music boxes" you can see the beautiful memories that one has. Too bad not a part of the museum tour was i.v.m. the spectacle "the Bremen town musicians".
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  • Ideally such a museum map, but not for 15 euros I had talked about this. However very nice to even show up. Also a cup of coffee in the restaurant is all the effort. Nice organs and history, have much the same.
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  • For the first time been here. Took part in the musical tour. Especially for children a lot of fun to do, above all by the enthusiastic gidse. A wonderful collection of antique musical instruments. Most, however, behind glass, but is nevertheless well tour.
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  • Very original museum with all kinds of mechanical musical instruments on display. Be sure to take the (free) guided tour though: the musical boxes and street organs are best appreciated when operated live. Also a very nice place for a quick lunch or a nice cup of coffee.
  • I was there in June and there was not many people, but enough to have a guided tour. I was the only one non-dutch speaking and the lady that guided us first told everyone everything in dutch and then she would especially translate it to english for me. The museum itself is amazing and I would go there again with friends/family 5/5!
  • The idea of watching these old self playing music instruments work in front of your eyes is totally beautiful ( unlike other music museums that let you listen to the music just in headphones ) The guide was lovely I think it's just a little expensive for 12 euros and the collection is not that huge.
  • The guide was charming and lovely, and the place is definitely worth a visit. Sadly enough some exhibits were out of order. Still, a recommended place.
  • Where else can you see a few hundred year old machine play the Game Of Thrones theme tune? Or a rabbit playing a violin?