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Review of Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum - CLOSED

Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum
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Owner description: Canada's only mechanical music museum. The collection illustrates and demonstrates the development of automatic music machines from 18th century barrel organs to 1950s juke boxes via musical boxes, street and barrel pianos, residence and dance hall organs, player pianos, phonographs, gramophones and vintage radios. The museum offers tours taking approximately 1 hour and demonstrations of the genuine antique instruments include about 20 examples.
Reviewed 10 September 2011

The owners of this trip through the history of automated musical instruments sure know their stuff. It's amazing how much there is to know about pianos, organs, monkeys collecting money, violins and of course the juke box. Bu I don't want to ruin the ending so go and check it out for yourself.

1  Thank christophermoreno
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

We were intrigued by the museum and thought we'd wander through it for 20 or 30 minutes before driving to our next destination. Instead, we got a lively and fascinating tour of the museum that lasted well over 90 minutes! The owners -- a retired couple from the U.K. -- are utterly passionate about their subject. They give highly entertaining tours, demonstrating their great knowledge and love for these instruments. It was amazing. We're both musicians, but even if you're not musically inclined you'll appreciate the ingenuity of these instruments and the colorful stories that go along with them. The guides are more than willing to answer questions and go on tangents as dictated by your interests. There's also a gift shop with an array of music boxes ranging from the tiny plastic kind up to an elaborate version featuring multiple scenes from the Nutcracker. A highlight of our vacation!

1  Thank katsongs
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Reviewed 21 August 2011

We all enjoyed the 1 hour plus tour guided by the owners. It's amazing how the mechanical instruments- music boxes, player pianos, pipe organs and juke boxes, some as old as the 1900's still work. It is an incredible collection. It is a great way for people from all ages to experience how music was played many years ago. Totally recommended. Don't miss it !!

Thank XJUNS
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

What a fascinating, personal touch experience. These people have a wealth of knowledge and share it so kindly on a personal guided tour. It was interactive and amazing. A must see opportunity while in Revelstoke!

1  Thank KLMRs
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We were in Revelstoke and I had seen the website and was certainly interested in checking it out.
It was better than I thought.
I am interested in history & music, and this place combined both--showing how people enjoyed music before radio, during radio & beyond.
Some hands on opportunities exist as well--so it is interactive, interesting & cool.

Thank zedmanab
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