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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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Excellent and fascinating

A genuinely unexpectedly brilliant visit. The museum itself is very small - a couple of rooms - but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael N
via mobile
Informative and entertaining

We visited the museum on Sunday 1st October (morning) and were given a guided tour lasting about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris M
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Oak House High Street | The Oak House, Northleach GL54 3ET, England
+44 1451 860181
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A genuinely unexpectedly brilliant visit. The museum itself is very small - a couple of rooms - but the guided tour makes all the difference. It’s impossible to leave without a newfound passion for music boxes!

1  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum on Sunday 1st October (morning) and were given a guided tour lasting about one hour. The guide was excellent and provided a detailed and informative talk and demonstration . The exhibits ranged from the earliest Swiss music boxes to phonographs from...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very informative, interesting and enlightening visit! I didn't know what to expect when we arrived at the museum but the exhibits are fascinating and many very beautiful. The tour guide was obviously incredibly passionate about the subject and very enthusiastic throughout the tour. We...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth paying for the guided tour!. Geoff was highly informative and extremely entertaining. What a fabulous hour and a half! Highly recommended. You will thoroughly enjoy it.

Thank Holden54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family, including our 10-year old son, greatly enjoyed the 1-hour excursion by a young, yet very knowledgable guide (sorry we forgot to ask his name). Lots of period instruments, including a 1740 hand-wound organ, were demonstrated. Highly recommended.

Thank oksanak3147
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Spent a fascinating hour or so seeing, hearing and learning about the history of mechanical music. Geoff was an amazing source or facts, stories and anecdotes delivered in a relaxed informal style. Not to be missed. It will put a smile on your face that...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 15 September 2017

As the museum can only be viewed with a Guide and the next tour would be in 50 minutes the very pleasant Barman suggested a drink while waiting. There were also on the bar two very tempting home-made cakes large slices of which accompanied the...More

Thank Failsafe659
Reviewed 15 September 2017

You walk in. You wonder if you`ve paid wisely...then the delightful guide leads us as she demonstrates the most unbelievable inventions, all working, and varied from the priceless to the street barrel organ. There`s items here you would never believe..brilliant! Gave us a refreshing interlude...More

Thank michael n
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We, two couples from Australia, visited in May. We were told that the Museum had recently changed hands. We were given an extensive nearly two hour tour by the new owner who certainly knew his subject and how to make it interesting. It is a...More

Thank TeddyT1
Reviewed 9 September 2017

This museum is a real gem. Absolutely fascinating variety of self-playing musical instruments demonstrated to us by one of the best informed guides I have ever come across. He managed to bring them all to life for us, and all the varying sounds were a...More

Thank carrie47267
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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
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!
Heather R
31 July 2016|
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Response from gary w | Reviewed this property |
£8 entry charge, good value

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