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A superb and unexpected treasure trove of mechanical music making!

We called in out of curiosity on our way to somewhere else, after seeing a sign pointing down a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Wonderful little museum

Very interesting place. Learnt a lot. Guide very knowledgeable and able to demonstrate the various... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sandra b
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Oak House High Street | The Oak House, Northleach GL54 3ET, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We called in out of curiosity on our way to somewhere else, after seeing a sign pointing down a side road.The guide who showed us round was entertaining and knowledgable. It is a rolling presentation of about one hour. You turn up and join in...More

Thank DickPeake
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting place. Learnt a lot. Guide very knowledgeable and able to demonstrate the various items and answer questions. Would thoroughly recommend a visit.

Thank sandra b
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a one hour guided tour...you join when you arrive and leave when you get back to the point you started... what a fabulous idea. The tour is in two small rooms that have a myriad of machines that will be operated by the...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got some drinks in the cafe. the staff were so friendly and had a lovely coffee and they have lovely slices of cakes. we had our dog with us so we sat on comfy seats round the back. Great place to chill out and have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely (albeit small) museum with a guided tour. Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about the machines and gave us demonstrations of some. He was happy to answer any questions we had and knew the answers to them. Although, we somehow missed the...More

Thank zaktalbot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here yesterday. My husband is a musician and has been wanting to visit here for a long time. It was amazing. We were shown around by a lovely man with a wealth of knowledge on the subject. He was informative, funny and engaging. I...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this place by accident, following the signs from the main road. Two small rooms packed with examples from the history of mechanical music. What makes this special is the guided tour - our guide (Geoff) showed us how various instruments played -...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located just opposite the market square where parking is free if you are lucky enough to find a spot. You enter through a small coffee shop which has home made cakes on offer and also were you will pay for your tickets. The collection is...More

Thank krakatoa56
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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)

Thank bebba62
Reviewed 18 June 2018 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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Sarah V
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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
6 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
1 September 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