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.
Sat-Sun Wed 1400-1600
Standard Entry: £8.00
Concessions (UB40, Student Card, Pensioners): £6.50
Children under 16 free - (if accompanied by an adult)