Museum & Tours

This fascinating range of self-playing instruments and music rolls tells the story of how people listened to music before the days of microphones and electronics. From the tiniest of clockwork musical boxes to the ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’ the collection embraces an array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and self-playing violins.

Specialist tour guides offer presentations of the instruments at 11.30, 13:30 and 15:30 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  You will find out how music was captured, instruments powered and experience the sounds and actions of self-playing instruments.  Group visits (minimum 20 people) may be booked for any day by prior arrangement.

Audio guides to the collection are available in English, French, German and Polish at all times and are included in the admission fee.



 Number 1 Attraction in Brentford!

January 2016 (Trip Advisor)

My daughter (14yrs) and myself visited yesterday and we loved it!! The tour man was such a gentleman and we could see how much passion he had towards music and telling us his wonderful stories/history. What was even more nicer he allowed my daughter to play the piano and she did give the wow factor with her song that she self taught herself. Overall it was an amazing experience and we had such a great time. Both of us cannot wait to visit again!!

October 2015 (Email)

We would like to thank you for a great visit we had today. Myself, mum, sister and Niece visited and had a lovely time. (Visitors)

June 2015 (Letter)

Just a short note to say thank you for the wonderful Wurlitzer Concert and Stan Laurel + Harold Lloyd comedy films presented by Donald MacKenzie + Richard last sunday 28th June. It was excellent. (Film Attendee).

April 2015 (Email)

Just a short note to say thank for an excellent concert on sunday. My wife was thrilled  to have her birthday mentioned in the 2nd half.

Look forward to the next event and a big thank you to all your staff for all their help. (Councillor_____).

February 2015 (Card)

Thank you so much for a fascinating tour of the Musical Museum...we really enjoyed seeing all the historic musical boxes, other items and the Mighty Wurlitzer.

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