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The Musical Museum, Brentford

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The Musical Museum contains one of the world's foremost collections of automatic instruments. From the tiny clockwork Musical Box to the self playing "Mighty Wurlitzer", the collection embraces an impressive and comprehensive array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and violin players.
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  • I visited this museum a little while ago (excellent guided tour) and as a result of that visit decided attend one of their Summer programme of concerts; "Summertime in Paris" being the specific one. I...  more »
  • Dropped in here one morning as the weather was awful Glad that we did, really fascinating they have everything imaginable there to do with playing music and more Had a great guided tour which was info...  more »
  • In London for the Rugby Final, and stumbled across this place in between station and hotel. Made very welcome by an enthusiastic staff, and on our limited available time was given a personal tour of t...  more »
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  • Interesting collection of self playing instruments. Before going I can say that I had absolutely no interest or knowledge in the subject. Following a tour with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide I have changed my opinion. Well worth a visit, entertaining and informative. A hidden gem
  • We went expecting to view the instruments through glass casings and nothing more. Instead we were treated to a well informed, interactive adventure, with a guide who not only knew the history and mechanics of the instruments but was very entertaining. The range of instruments and their sounds was fascinating and it was all topped off with a talk and performance of the Wurlitzer organ. All in all a very rewarding experience. Thank you!!!
  • Wonderful museum of mechanical instruments, make sure you go along with the guided tour so as to hear the instruments being played! It's not crowded at all so it's almost like having a personal tour. Best part is the tickets are good for an entire year, so you can come back as often as you like.
  • We found this museum in a travel book for kids. Since it was a rainy day and is not very far from us we thought let's check it out. We expected a fairly small museum and were not exactly sure what it would be like. But then we were very positive surprised. Everyone was super friendly. We saw and heard the Wurlitzer first which was very impressive. Then we went on a guided tour and it was very nice. Our tour guide was Roy and he was such a warm hearted, lovely person who made the tour interesting and fun. He told lovely stories, was wonderful with the kids and showed and played lots of instruments. He opened the instruments up so we could see the mechanics and how it all works. The museum has a nice variety of instruments so it does not get boring. We all learn a lot and had a great time. We will definitely recommend this museum to friends and family and are keen to come back for one of the event evenings.
  • It was very interesting and fascinating to see the musical instruments, our tour guide was very friendly and enthusiastic. The only downfall was the tour was a little too short for me. We had a great day out! Thanks

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