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Museum Speelklok, Utrecht

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4.4/5 based on 420+ 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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  • But interest in new music. Be sure to take a guided tour. A few hundred years ago, the history of music and created sound impressive. More than time and money paid in return.
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  • Visited this museum already several times, and there was always very satisfied with it. Unfortunately we went now with our granddaughter on Saturday afternoon with the children's tour. To our surprise it was combined with a group of Germans from a Youth Orchestra. Although the Guide did his best but after a detailed explanation in Dutch, and then a repeat in English was this for the children annoying. This had absolutely not be allowed to happen. By the many explanations we have seen even one small part led. The museum is still worth a visit.
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  • The collection here is surprisingly good...all kinds of automatic music machines with a staff of experts to restore and maintain them. The tour gives a facinating history of automated music, beginning...  read more »
  • Gezilmesi kesinlikle önerilir. There are many different kind of machines and gadgets, some still working and interactive. Very interesting and unique exhibition. There's also some temporary exhibits.
  • This museum of mechanical music is pretty boring if you only walk around. Make sure you do a tour with a guide (included in the ticketprice) and get to hear al the musicboxes.
  • A fascinating exhibition of mechanically automated musical instruments, covering church bell sequences, player pianos, steam-powered street organs, and many more weird and wonderful curiosities. Well worthwhile visiting.
  • Join the tour but be aware of the noise, my ears did hurt by the loudness.
  • Do not just walk around by yourself, join the guided tour, it cost nothing (except the entrance fee, worth every penny)
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