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Mechanical Music Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Hidden gem

Found this place after seeing a brown sign for it on the main road. Hidden behind a pub is a guided... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laura B
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well worth a visitor

a great museum the guide was excellent this is a living museum of the extraordinary varirty and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oak House High Street | The Oak House, Northleach GL54 3ET, England
+44 1451 860181
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Found this place after seeing a brown sign for it on the main road. Hidden behind a pub is a guided tour showcasing and demonstrating wonderful examples of music machines. Lovely to see them still being played. Highly recommend

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great museum the guide was excellent this is a living museum of the extraordinary varirty and a joy to be at when in this area of the cotsword a must to visit well done tony mbe

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the museum. Actually, I’m not sure museum is the right name as it’s a more of a one hour journey through over 200 years of mechanical and recorded music, with many demonstrations of lovingly restored original equipment. Jeff is clearly...More

Thank Departure811908
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although small this museum packs several hundred years of mechanical music history into around an hour of fascinating, informative and lively explanation and example. Our tour guide had great command of his subject and his audience, entertaining and captivating even the most fidgety of young...More

Thank wiseways2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum, with tour led by Darren who really knows his stuff. Fascinating working mechanical musical boxes, items like my Nan used to have, but sadly gave away. Such clever workmanship .William Morris wallpaper an extra bonus. We did not realise we could eat...More

Thank J0anne25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You won't be disappointed. Fantastic range of musical boxes and Mike boxes with circular metal discs with the prongs on. Great guided tour full of fantastic information about each item. Would definitely going back. You must make time to go if you are in the...More

Thank Gail W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the good reviews on trip advisor, we thought we would make a visit to the museum and certainly weren’t disappointed! Jeff was a really enthusiastic tour guide whose passion was able to captivate the whole tour group. His knowledge of not only the...More

Thank pippaholman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful collection and well presented. The bacon sandwiches in the bar are fab and the home made cake is beautiful.

1  Thank Ruben K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with our two grandchildren aged 8 and 10 and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience of learning about these old musical instruments.They listened as the presenter gave an interesting history of the various instruments and played the music on the different instruments. For those...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here in early August and just went thinking we would see some old mechanical devices. We paid our entry fee and were ushered into a room where the guide was already talking, it was the end of a previous tour. Its a guided...More

Thank Peter T
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Sarah V
27 June 2018|
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Response from NormantheOld | Reviewed this property |
Really sorry, I don't remember. There isn't much space for wheelchair access if I recall correctly. Best to just phone and check about both points
5 January 2018|
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Response from Jan295 | Reviewed this property |
The tour guide we had was a lady who had been doing the job for years, sorry can't remember her name but she seemed very knowledgeable. It really was a fascinating place to visit and no need to book you just joined the tour... More
31 August 2017|
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Response from Jeremy D | Reviewed this property |
They are right about the Hurdy Gurdy though, it's not a barrel organ or barrel piano, you don't have one in the museum, it's a lovely, though slightly annoying stringed instrument, some ways similar to bag pipes only in the... More