368 High Street
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 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, and 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 1930s.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 1100 to 1700. Last entry is at 1600. Tours which include demonstrations of the instruments take place at 1130, 1330 and 1530.
Standard Entry- £10
Children (under 16s): £4.00
Family (two adults and up to three children)- £25.00
All of the above are valid for 12 months.
Residents of the London Borough of Hounslow receive 50% off the museum entry fee.