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“Wonderful gem”
Review of The Musical Museum

The Musical Museum
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Brentford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Musical Museum contains one of the world's foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments. From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer, the collection embraces an impressive array of devices including reproducing pianos, orchestrions, pipe organs and violin players. The Museum is open on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays from 11:00am to 5:00pm (last entry is at 4pm). Tours with live demonstrations of self playing instruments and the Mighty Wurlitzer take place at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm. Concession discounts and reduced prices for children and families are available. The Museum is open on any day for groups consisting of 20 people or more. Please contact the museum for further details.
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Guided tour was excellent - it brings the collection alive - literally , as you get to see some of the instruments in action

1  Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must see! I went with a school group having not known of the museum, what a wonderful surprise! Roy brought the history and craftsmanship to life. I'm sure the tea room would be a lovely place to sit on a sunny afternoon.

1  Thank Danny F
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I recommend for all people who like a bit of a different experience, a blast from the past with forgotten entertainment.
We recommend the visit with one of the volunteers as they do demonstrations of the instruments.
Great job for the museum team to keep all these memories alive !

1  Thank benoit177
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A unique museum and worth the trip to Kew Bridge. I recommend you take a tour because the information and demonstrations of the instruments brings it all to life. Our guide, Roy, was knowledgeable to tailored the tour to our interests. I enjoyed the tour very much.

Good cafe. The gift shop is small but sells appropriate and fun souvenirs.

1  Thank ch0206
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Yet another top notch Concert produced and performed by accomplished organist, pianist and engaging entertainer, Chris Barber with Simon Hill's delightful and colourful creativity on the back drops. The standard of Chris' professionalism is comparable to any concert in the West End but without the price tag. Chris, with his easy style, the way he makes the Mighty Wurlitzer zing and his presentation skills, captivated and enthralled the audience. Everyone loved his choice of music, the feeling and emotion expressed in each piece. Here is another of Chris' concerts that I wouldn't have missed for the world yet I found out about this one by accident as did even some of the locals living nearby. However, sadly unless the Museum makes itself and these incredible concerts known,they will remain a well kept secret. You cant sell a secret. The younger generation would have been fascinated by that Concert so I do hope they may be offered an opportunity to attend in future. Nevertheless, thank you for another exceptionally amazing concert.

Thank junep647
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Noeleen O, Manager at The Musical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed the Anniversary concert so much. I will pass on your comments.

To avoid missing out on future concerts or events at the museum you could sign up to our email updates via our website.

With reference to your comments on the concert being a well kept secret - It was very prominent in both our spring & our summer event programme, mailed out to over 4000 people in the area, was emailed to all on our data base in early June and then again as a reminder, on the week of the concert. It was strongly promoted on our website and social media for two months prior to the concert date, as well as on a full page advert in a local newspaper.

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