The Musical Museum, Brentford

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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  • Amazing mechanical music machines were played in a 90 minute tour with a very enthusiastic guide. The music was stunning, particularly from the Wurlitzer cinema organ. Don't miss this hidden gem of a ...  more »
  • Roy gave us an unbelievable time: bringing to life surprisingly sweet sounding music boxes, player pianos and violins and organs, and much more, from before the age of the record and jukebox. Even a Y...  more »
  • A charming, offbeat little museum. Felt transported back in time by the instrument demos and interesting stories provided by our lovely tour guide. A couple of the instruments were out of commission/undergoing conservation, but there was still plenty to see and hear on the tour -- if I were local, I'd pay another visit to hear the rest. Highly recommend if you have 2 hours to spare.
  • Each location, at the end, has an instrument which you can try out for yourself, super fun! We got to try out a mandolin, a steel slid on a specially tuned guitar, an electric guitar, followed by a room with so many kinds of unique instruments (the funniest being a musical antenna with very strange sounds). You will thoroughly enjoy this place. Come visit if in the area!
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