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Magnificent Music Machines

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Address: Mill House | St Keyne Station, Liskeard PL14 4SH, England
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+44 1579 343108

Opened in 1967 Magnificent Music Machines was for over 40 years a World...

Opened in 1967 Magnificent Music Machines was for over 40 years a World famous collection of Mechanical Music. Paul Corin closed his Museum in 2012. Paul still carries on with his business of the restoration of player pianos and organs, but has now decided to re open to the public. Over the past 3 years the Organ Room at Magnificent Music Machines has been undergoing refurbishment for the planned use as a unique Wedding Venue. The Organ Room still retains the wonderful 1929 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ from what was Brighton's most famous Cinema " The Regent". Call in for a 45 minute performance of music with an explanation of all the effects for silent films and discover why Cinema Organs of which there around 500 in the UK were such an important part of the entertainment scene from the 1920's to as late as the early 1950's. You can still hear the Wurlitzer at the Tower Ballroom Blackpool daily throughout the Summer and also at the famous Thursford Collection in Norfolk. Why not combine your visit with a railway trip on the scenic Looe valley Line, recently featured on the Channel 4 Television Programme "Secret stations" with Paul Merton who paid a visit to Magnificent Music Machines to hear the Wurlitzer. Ask the Guard to stop the train so you can alight at " St Keyne Wishing Halt " which a 2 minute walk from the Organ Room and re join the train and continue your journey to Looe or Liskeard one hour later.

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Paul Corin says that he intends to re-open to the public from the end of May 2016 on Sundays through to Thursdays from 11.00am to 4.00pm for the summer period – but you might like... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2016
Martin T
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

.....Well Neither of Us found this to be Very Magnificent at All !! After Driving around Trying to Find Our way through Country Lanes We Finaly managed to find the Place Out in the Wilds of Beyond in the Middle of Nowhere !!......The little Hamlet itself & the Scenery was Very Pretty !!....However Paul Corin's Magnificent Music Machines appeared to... More 

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Eric C, Owner at Magnificent Music Machines, responded to this review

All my leaflets and publicity for the last more than forty years have stated that we have never been open at this time of year .I talked to Marina Minni H and told her that I would be open in the Summer and of my daughters plans for the Museum Building. Magnificent Music Machines is also my business for the... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have posted the re-opening details on the fgw coffee shop forum in the hope that Paul and the Looe line gets hordes of visitors this summer !

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Paul Corin says that he intends to re-open to the public from the end of May 2016 on Sundays through to Thursdays from 11.00am to 4.00pm for the summer period – but you might like to get in touch first as it would be disappointing to find it closed. I happened to be passing as was a party of 3... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

Sadly, this attraction was closed down in 2012, as mentioned in Denzilpenberty's review, which I fortunately read before making the trip to visit.

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Why don't people read reviews BEFORE visits? Reviewed 21 September 2012 Don't miss this opportunity!” We had the most excellent time at Paul Corin's museum. I was shocked to hear that he will be closing for good at the end of October this year. Nuf Sed???

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

After spending a couple of hours trying to find this ‘attraction’ (the main access roads in the area were closed because of roadworks) we eventually stumbled across the attraction. We parked the car and crossed the road. All appeared to be derelict. What a waste of an afternoon! It would have been nice if somebody had put that this was... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2012 via mobile

The player pianos and Wurlitzer organ are of course wonderful in their own right, but what really makes the experience is Paul's enthusiasm and expertise - he clearly loves what he does. Not only does he own a fabulous collection, but he also repairs and refurbishes such instruments around the country. Such a shame it will be closing soon! There... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

We had the most excellent time at Paul Corin's museum. I was shocked to hear that he will be closing for good at the end of October this year. I urge you to visit before he closes as it is a real gem. Paul is so enthusiastic, not to say knoweldgable. To hear a Wurlitzer up close is an amazing... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

I had a wonderful trip to Paul Corins magnificent music machines. Paul himself was very knowledgable, fascinating and infectious in sharing his love for his music machines. I would highly recommend this tourist attraction as one of Cornwall's hidden gems.

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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Whether mechanically minded, musically inclined or just generally interested in history and innovation, a visit to Paul Corin's Magnificent Music Machines will prove well worthwhile. I found Paul himself to hold, an honest love of his subject, an in-depth knowledge, as well as an endearingly eccentric nature. Magnificent!

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