Another strange London museum, this museum founded in 1963 in an old church.
This is not an ordinary museum of musical instruments, but of mechanical instruments such as organs or piano rollers or other instruments that play alone. It also has all the machines that play music, including gramophones and synthesizers. A joy for all music lovers.
You can then admire a beautiful collection of roller organs from the 1700 and 1800, many from the Victorian era, a couple of period orchestrions and many music boxes.
The orchestrion is an automatic musical instrument capable of reproducing the sounds of the entire orchestra.
A museum no doubt noisy, but full of surprises and wonders. Among the many objects you will also see the roller piano of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, the Phonoliztz violin who plays three violins at the same time.
The museum has one of the most important collections in the world of mechanical instruments and the most important of historical musical reels. Given the great success of the museum it has recently been enlarged and renovated.
This museum is still closed due to the pandemic and should reopen as soon as possible. In the meantime you can visit the website and look at the initiatives they have online.
The museum is only open from Friday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 11 at 16. The entrance fee is £ 14. It is located in Brentford near Kew Bridge Railway Station.