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Fantastic museum with a wide array of beautifully restored musical instruments from the last three centuries. The real gem about this place is the 1.30pm concert. Watch as Joan and Lloyd take you on a trip down yesteryear explaining the history and personal connection with...More
This was an unforgettable trip lead by Joan and Lloyd Whittaker through a historical range of fascinating instruments from accordions to pianolas, organs and grand pianos. They are all beautiful and playable.
The museum has the most interesting collection of musical, all in working condition, which you can play. During our visit another international visitor played all the keyboard instruments and treated everyone to a spontaneous concert. The staff told us that this is very common as...More
Whittakers survives on donations and a minimal entry fee. Each day, they do a sort of "concert" demonstrating a huge range of instruments. Unusually, provided you treat the instruments with respect, they will let you play the less fragile ones - awesome ! Sadly the...More
Every musical instrument in this little museum has a story, and often it's written for all to read. I was amused by the various accordions, but my favorite instrument in the collection was the "mission organ" as I could just imagine it on the back...More
Visited the museum during one of their talks on the history of various pianos and harpsichords in their museum. Lloyd Whittaker played several of them demonstrating the differing sounds of each of the lovingly restored instruments
A quiet little museum with an exquisite collection of musical instruments and definitely worth a little look if you have the time while visiting Waiheke Island. It won't take you long to have a look around and appreciate the gorgeous collection on display.
We stumbled across this wonderful museum when visiting the attached gallery, and we were so glad we did.
We were given a personal and guided tour, with recitals and demonstrations. Mr and Mrs Whittaker are lovely and clearly have a very great passion for their...More
Fantastic interlude on Waiheke visit. great hosts with a story for each instrument . The Whittaker's can play all the items on display and will play most of them on an organised booking. Highly recommended .