The Musical Museum contains one of the world’s foremost collections of automatic instruments. From the tiny clockwork Musical Box to the self playing ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, the collection embraces an impressive and comprehensive array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and violin players.
Come and take a musical journey with us into the past and experience and enjoy these exciting instruments, many restored to full playing condition.
The Museum’s new home, pictured above, is arranged on 3 floors . On the ground floor there are 4 galleries to display working instruments.
These galleries provide :
A space to demonstrate instruments once found in large houses of the wealthy.
A street setting with shop windows full of music, musical toys and street instruments.
An explanation on how music was captured and how instruments were powered.
A changing exhibition of related themes of either instruments and music or other local interests.
Upstairs there is a concert hall seating 230 complete with stage and, of course, an orchestra pit from which the Wurlitzer console will rise to entertain you, just as it did in the cinema in the 1930’s.
Our comprehensive facilities allow for disabled access to all areas.
The Museum re-opened in late 2007 and is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive. We are planning many special events to which you are all invited – please see the concert diary for up to date details of our planned programmes. If you would like to arrange a private party or hire our facilities, then please contact us for further details.
We look forward to welcoming you at Musical Museum. When you visit us, you can also enjoy other nearby attractions including Kew Bridge Steam Museum, Syon House and Gardens, and various other historic attractions within the area. For further details visit Hounslow Association for Tourism web site www.visithounslow.com
Museum will be CLOSED on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May.
19th May - 15.00 - Michael Wooldridge at the Mighty Wurlitzer
1st June - 14.30 - Waltzing to the Wurlitzer
29th June - 50th Anniversary Open Day
6th July - 14.30 - Waltzing to the Wurlitzer
3rd August - 14.30 - Waltzing to the Wurlitzer