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Mechanical Music Museum

Oak House High Street | The Oak House, Northleach GL54 3ET, England
+44 1451 860181
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Mechanical museum, Northleach

A fascinating and interesting museum. Very informative and knowledgeable guide. The cafe is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bebba62
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Witney, United Kingdom
via mobile
Incredible items with friendly and knowledgeable guide

A small but perfectly formed museum- a must for lovers of Music, mechanics and history... our guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
suzesparkle
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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“guided tour” (47 reviews)
“musical boxes” (22 reviews)
“music box” (10 reviews)
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Oak House High Street | The Oak House, Northleach GL54 3ET, England
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+44 1451 860181
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A fascinating and interesting museum. Very informative and knowledgeable guide. The cafe is a welcome addition with very reasonably priced refreshments and helpful staff. Linden Eley (Miss)

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A small but perfectly formed museum- a must for lovers of Music, mechanics and history... our guide was wonderful- so full of knowledge and insight and clearly so fond of her subject- warm, witty and charming- the museum, the guide and Northleach- don’t miss it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. There are some amazing machines and our guide Sally was excellent. We listened to lots of the instruments were given a comprehensive and interesting background to the whole genre.

Thank Pam W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spotted this on a map and, having 2 musical sons, had to go. When we found out it was a guided tour only we weren’t sure but I am so glad we took the chance. Geoff, the guide, was a wealth of information about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this museum this morning. Found the experience both very informative and pleasurable.Special thanks to Louise for her enthusiastic talk and good humour Also,thanks to Mike for serving the delicious blueberry and apricot tart,and welcome coffee.Museum is really worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fascinating little museum and the guide Mr Midwinter brought it to life with a very engaging tour. We took our grandchildren (5 and 7) and were a bit concerned it might be a bit too much for them but they really enjoyed...More

Thank wjdodd
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an intriguing little museum. You are introduced to various mechanical music machines by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who has lots of stories to tell about the machines and the history of mechanical music instruments. It is well worth a visit and I...More

Thank Dannykimweed
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was about 10 years old, I found the workings of a mechanical music box that had been discarded. I was intrigued to watch the tiny rotating cylinder with spikes, strike notes out of a row of metal fingers. That event embedded my interest...More

Thank mrkeithm0rgan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was without doubt the best museum experience I've had. What an incredible collection, the Polyphon 'juke box' was amazing! An utterly unique experience made great by the fabulous tour guide - Sally

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Just an amazing place. Step back in time to the 1700's to the 1920's. These mechanical musical instruments reveal what life was like in those times.

Thank Nicholas B
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KEN H
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
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bjnr1
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
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Moonflake
6 February 2017|
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Response from Celia J | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is, there was a person in a wheelchair there when I was visiting. It's not a very big place, all the exhibits are in one room, so there's minimal moving around to see them. Enjoy!
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