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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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Memorable and mechanical music

Delightful small museum, spend an hour with Sally who will guide, entertain, explain and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas, United Kingdom
Tiny, bizarre and beautiful!

Do not expect a big modern museum - this is a tiny, intricate collection of wonderful and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wiltshire, 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

Delightful small museum, spend an hour with Sally who will guide, entertain, explain and demonstrate a whole range of mechanical music including a portable street organ(hurdy gurdy), music boxes and the first juke box. The whole experience takes just over an hour, Sally gives continuous...More

Thank Jan295
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not expect a big modern museum - this is a tiny, intricate collection of wonderful and innovative for their time musical objects. It feels more like a tour around a private collector's (very nicely decorated and arranged) shed and there is definitely an air...More

Thank biner10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gem is definitely worth visiting. Allow about 1hour 30 minutes to enjoy a trip back in time and marvel at the ingenuity of master craftsmen. The story of the items on display is thoroughly and entertainingly explained. We had a bit of a sing...More

Thank EML9
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Was unsure what to expect at this museum, probably a small collection of old musical contraptions. I have to say I was very surprised at the very professional presentation and tour. An hour flew by as we were introduced to many and varied musical devices....More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

beautiful music boxes and all sort of musical instruments, the guides are very knowledgebal all instruments are played and historys given , the bar staff are very helpful, nice home made cakes and sandwiches

Thank Emil B
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We had the privilege of visiting here last Thursday and were shown round the exhibits by Darren. There were only 4 of us which made this tour very intimate. Darren's explanations on the history and workings of these fantastic machines were 2nd to none and...More

Thank kimepike
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Four of us visited Northleach yesterday to see the museum. We expected a fairly static show but thanks to the brilliance of Sally the museum guide we were entertained and thrilled by her enthusiasm, her knowledge of the many automata and her cheerful manner. As...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A brilliant experience. Very informative and well worth the hour taken to appreciate the intricacy of both manufacture and the history of the mechanical music box. Thanks Jeff.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We visited as part of a group so we were a little squashed in. However, this didn't deter from the enjoyment of hearing a whole range of music played on instruments which conjure up childhood memories from hearing on the wireless and from old TV...More

Thank CMJ448
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We came across this whilst driving around the villages near to where we were staying and am so glad we found it. At first we thought we had walked in the wrong door as we found our selfs standing in a tiny pub / cafe...More

Thank hazel b
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7 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