Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett

Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett

Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
First German Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Discover and enjoy: About 350 mechanical music instruments out of 3 centuries. Experience an eventful 45-minute tour with music. Tours are available in 9 different languages. We are situated in the Bromserhof, a knight's manor of the 15th century. Just above the Drosselgasse in Rudesheim am Rhein. Opening times: From March 1st onwards the museum is open from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every day. From 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. only on request. Reservation required. Minimum amount of 4 visitors. Visiting Siegfrieds Mechanical Music Kabinett is only possible with a guided tour since we operate the instruments for you.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sandra P
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a surprise!!
    Visited this museum as part of our provided tours on a Rhine cruise. We almost backed out, thinking it would be hokey. So glad we decided to visit! The guide was quite entertaining and gave us a lot of background on how and who created the different musical cabinets, which were so intricate, and their music was delightful! The building was quite interesting also - similar to a small castle with tunnels and a chapel. My dad had a TWA poster that showed this building for Germany. We saw a copy of the poster in the stairway on our way out. My dad, sister, uncles, and husband all worked for TWA in Kansas City, MO and my dad decorated our basement with TWA posters! Such a surprise to see one that we own in this museum!!!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Jasmine38Chichester UK
    Chichester, United Kingdom1,937 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A highlight of our visit to Rudesheim
    A highlight of our visit to Rudesheim. Great for all ages. What an amazing historic collection. Can only be visited as part of a one hour tour so that you can see a number of the instruments demonstrated. They range from large, beautiful carousel instruments to tiny music boxes. The building itself is also beautiful. Only criticism is that there was little time to look around and look at the full range of exhibits.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Deryn H
    Waterlooville, United Kingdom2,438 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an interesting museum
    We visited this museum on the Noddy train which itself was quite an experience. But the museum itself was fantastic. We were given a 45 minute tour whilst we were there but honestly we could have stayed all day. There was so much to see and hear. We had demonstrations of most of the music playing machines and instruments, some 300 years old. It was so very interesting.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 3, 2023
  • marriott946
    London, United Kingdom820 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Organs
    The guide was first class and dressed to suit the period. Amazing old instruments back to 1800's. Demonstrations were given which got the group singing. Don't miss it. Thank you Team Siegfreid
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Jessica S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Rüdesheim
    This fantastic museum located in the scenic town of Rüdesheim is absolutely worth a stop on a Rhein Valley tour. This small family run museum has a wonderful collection of mechanical musical instruments. Though our tour was in German, they gave us an English language print-out which translated the essential information, and our guide was very expressive so we could follow the highlights even without knowing the language. There are English tours available, but we didn't plan enough in advance to get on one. The instruments themselves were fascinating and really really cool! The tour was well worth the 10 euro fee. Logistics: If unlike me you have your act together, I reccomend calling/emailing ahead to plan a tour, the museum is quick and responsive to emails. Alternatively, you can show up and ask when tours are that day, they run on the hour. We had luck with this in sholder season (October). Just note that some slots may sell out to tour groups, so I would recommend swinging by earlier in the day for this option. However, don't be dissuaded if this is a last minute trip, even if they are sold out, the little courtyard in front is scenic, and there are plenty of things to do nearby.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 12, 2023
  • Christa H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully unusual and fun
    We had the pleasure of visiting today and were given a tour by our guide Luke. He was absolutely delightful. He took his time explaining everything to us and was able to really engage my 7 and 9 year old kids who were asking him many questions, and he knew the answers to even the most random things. The instruments are all impeccably maintained and in very good condition and I really appreciate that they arent afraid to demonstrate how so many of them work. This museum is an absolute gem.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Elstonian
    West Sussex, United Kingdom127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly very wonderful
    This museum is housed in a beautiful and ancient building, which alone would be worth the trip. However, the music machines are absolutely wonderful. There are several wonderful fairground - type machines, but the star has to be the machine that plays a whole violin section with piano accompaniment. Simply breathtaking. If you are anywhere near, Go!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 10, 2023
  • ABC A
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First class museum, unique and historic and the excellent guided tour brings it to life
    This museum is a 'must see' in a visit to the Rhine as it has some priceless artefacts in this lovely building and is such a unique and interesting part of the area's history. The guided tours are fascinating and very well delivered. I would highly recommend to people of all ages.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 17, 2024
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Greg G
Austin, TX500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is a unique experience in antiquated musical devices. The engineers in our group were impressed with the mechanical precision of the instruments. An interesting diversion from an afternoon in the biergarten.
Written May 17, 2024
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ABC A
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This museum is a 'must see' in a visit to the Rhine as it has some priceless artefacts in this lovely building and is such a unique and interesting part of the area's history. The guided tours are fascinating and very well delivered. I would highly recommend to people of all ages.
Written April 17, 2024
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Elstonian
West Sussex, UK127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This museum is housed in a beautiful and ancient building, which alone would be worth the trip. However, the music machines are absolutely wonderful. There are several wonderful fairground - type machines, but the star has to be the machine that plays a whole violin section with piano accompaniment. Simply breathtaking. If you are anywhere near, Go!
Written December 10, 2023
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Christa H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We had the pleasure of visiting today and were given a tour by our guide Luke. He was absolutely delightful. He took his time explaining everything to us and was able to really engage my 7 and 9 year old kids who were asking him many questions, and he knew the answers to even the most random things. The instruments are all impeccably maintained and in very good condition and I really appreciate that they arent afraid to demonstrate how so many of them work. This museum is an absolute gem.
Written November 20, 2023
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Jontheroadagain
Colchester, UK105 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It was a very interesting excursion, while we were on a Rhine cruise, The museum guide that showed us round was both very informative and entertaining. Well worth a visit to pass a few hours in a lovely town on the Rhine.
Written November 12, 2023
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Jessica S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This fantastic museum located in the scenic town of Rüdesheim is absolutely worth a stop on a Rhein Valley tour.

This small family run museum has a wonderful collection of mechanical musical instruments. Though our tour was in German, they gave us an English language print-out which translated the essential information, and our guide was very expressive so we could follow the highlights even without knowing the language. There are English tours available, but we didn't plan enough in advance to get on one. The instruments themselves were fascinating and really really cool! The tour was well worth the 10 euro fee.

Logistics:
If unlike me you have your act together, I reccomend calling/emailing ahead to plan a tour, the museum is quick and responsive to emails. Alternatively, you can show up and ask when tours are that day, they run on the hour. We had luck with this in sholder season (October). Just note that some slots may sell out to tour groups, so I would recommend swinging by earlier in the day for this option. However, don't be dissuaded if this is a last minute trip, even if they are sold out, the little courtyard in front is scenic, and there are plenty of things to do nearby.
Written October 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

marriott946
London, UK820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
The guide was first class and dressed to suit the period.

Amazing old instruments back to 1800's.

Demonstrations were given which got the group singing.

Don't miss it.

Thank you Team Siegfreid
Written August 7, 2023
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Deryn H
Waterlooville, UK2,438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
We visited this museum on the Noddy train which itself was quite an experience. But the museum itself was fantastic. We were given a 45 minute tour whilst we were there but honestly we could have stayed all day. There was so much to see and hear. We had demonstrations of most of the music playing machines and instruments, some 300 years old. It was so very interesting.
Written August 3, 2023
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Taff
Derby, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
If you are in the area then this is a MUST! The only downside is that the guided tour only lasts for 45 minutes. You could spend hours in this place.
Written July 24, 2023
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A highlight of our visit to Rudesheim. Great for all ages. What an amazing historic collection. Can only be visited as part of a one hour tour so that you can see a number of the instruments demonstrated. They range from large, beautiful carousel instruments to tiny music boxes. The building itself is also beautiful. Only criticism is that there was little time to look around and look at the full range of exhibits.
Written July 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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