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Mechanical Music Museum

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Address: Oak House High Street | The Oak House, Northleach GL54 3ET, England
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+44 1451 860181
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Musical Magic

What a little treasure! Expected it to be a bit dry and dusty but I couldn't have been more wrong. A musical cornucopia of delights demonstrated delightfully by Darren - who knew... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Claire P
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Wotton-under-Edge, England, United Kingdom
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Wotton-under-Edge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a little treasure! Expected it to be a bit dry and dusty but I couldn't have been more wrong. A musical cornucopia of delights demonstrated delightfully by Darren - who knew his stuff and in a very informative and friendly way took us on a journey back through musical time. The hour whizzed by and was over too soon.... More 

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Thank Claire P
Spilsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this lovely little museum on a recent visit to the Cotswolds. If you've any interest at all in the history of recorded music, or even fine cabinetry, or ale, for that matter, then this is the place for you. A wonderful collection of music boxes, polyphones, gramophones and player pianos, almost all fully restored and fully working. Admittance is... More 

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Thank bill46isherwood
Lechlade, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit here needs to be timed to coincide with the guided "tour" a word used lightly because it is just two rooms packed full of musical "instruments " going back two years. Music boxes, phonographs, barrel organ .... all here including the expression "put a sock in it".

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Thank DrCumbrian
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited lots of places in Cotswold decided to try somewhere different. Northleach was a lovely village with a huge church, a lovely dolls house shop and this very interesting museum with lot's to see and hear. Sally ,our guide ,had so much knowledge about the place and all the exhibits. She told us about so many things in such... More 

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Thank naturel0ver64
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important bit first. A couple of really good ales, selection of wine, spirits and coffee and gifts. The display of mechanical music and the explanation by the guide are superb. Would recommend it as an excellent way to pass a couple of hours.If you like to know how things work this is the place.

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Thank Colin C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but beautiful,well presented, very knowledgeable polite guides, if you like to see how things work, this is the place to come to. Wonderful bar and cafe lovely atmosphere and very welcoming. Can't say enough about this museum, just wonderful.

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Thank Wolves7d
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

we traveled here after a two night stay in bourton on the water,we had picked up a leaflet at the tourist information centre and drove there on the way to cirencester.what a great little museum,we got as they just opened and we had our own private tour.the guide was very informative and friendly and gave us a fascinating history with... More 

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Thank hilary d
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Found the museum via the website and what a find! Although quite small the exhibits are beautifully restored and all are in working condition. The enthusiasm of Sally, our guide, was infectious and we enjoyed a tour of the instruments. Each one was described in detail before being played. The experience of being allowed to 'play' a barrel organ was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

While I don't normally like museums, this I lived. The tour is short but run by an expert who tells you the really interesting bits. There is also a gift shop

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Cheltenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This museum is a real find. You see it with the help of a guide - and she not only set the extremely interesting exhibits in context and explained the mechanisms etc, but did so in a very amusing and enthusiastic fashion. Lovely to hear many of the extraordinary machines in action - including Rachmaninov playing one of his Preludes

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