The Musical Museum

The Musical Museum Museum of automated and mechanical musical Instruments with live demonstrations and guided tours. Shows a regular programme of concerts, films and dances.
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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.

Operating as usual

If you missed 'An Audience with Len Rawle' live yesterday you can watch the recording here:
01/02/2021
Musical Museum Live - Len Rawle Jan 2021

If you missed 'An Audience with Len Rawle' live yesterday you can watch the recording here:

The Museum's Musical Director Chris Barber hosts an audience with veteran organist Len Rawle MBE, streamed LIVE to YouTube in HD from our concert hall in Lon...

Good Morning from a rather misty Brentford! -   (Photo by @brentfordthrumylens )You can see our new solar panels on the ...
27/01/2021

Good Morning from a rather misty Brentford! - (Photo by @brentfordthrumylens )You can see our new solar panels on the roof so clearly, but it doesn’t look like we will get much sun today. The Museum had these 72 solar panels installed at the start of 2020, made possible by a grant from Heathrow Community Trust. Work commenced on the 7th January and was completed a month later, just in time to take advantage of one of the sunniest Springs on record. Surplus energy feeds into the National Grid and the Museum’s carbon footprint and electricity bills have been greatly reduced.

Thanks for shout out London Borough of Hounslow!
10/12/2020

Thanks for shout out London Borough of Hounslow!

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, why not check out The Musical Museum who will be open for the next two weekends (12th and 13th / 19th and 20th).

They are running two tours a day on Saturdays (11:00 & 14:00) and one tour a day on Sundays (11:00). More details can be found on their website (www.musicalmuseum.co.uk) and on Eventbrite ( https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-musical-museum-31444800519)

Tickets are also available for their Christmas Concert on the afternoon of the 13th through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-concert-tickets-130023885943)

After Christmas, they will be reopening from January 7th on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

Good news! We re-open on Saturday 5th December for visits with guided tours of the collection.  Advance booking required...
01/12/2020
Two hour Musical Museum visit with Guided Tour

Good news! We re-open on Saturday 5th December for visits with guided tours of the collection. Advance booking required.

Two hour timed entry ticket to the Musical Museum with a Guided tour of the collection. Limited availability - booking essential.

Happy St. Andrew's Day! Celebrate tonight at 7pm with a free Wurlitzer & Silent Film Concert given by Donald MacKenzie
30/11/2020
Wurlitzer & Silent Film Concert - with Donald MacKenzie

Happy St. Andrew's Day!
Celebrate tonight at 7pm with a free Wurlitzer & Silent Film Concert given by Donald MacKenzie

Join the genial and talented Donald MacKenzie at the console of the Mighty Wurlitzer Cinema Pipe Organ at the Musical Museum, London for a concert of special...

04/11/2020
Musical Museum Exhibit In-Depth #3 - Grotrian-Steinweg Piano

Because of the new restrictions imposed by the UK Government we are temporarily closed once more, until the national lockdown is lifted and it is safe for us to welcome visitors again. In the meantime you can see some of our exhibits on our YouTube channel like this one: https://youtu.be/lmL0vPiOlQY

We are so grateful for all the support we have had from our visitors, members and patrons. Thank you for the all subscriptions, donations and purchases in our shop. We appreciate them all. ❤️

If you would like to make a donation to this small museum you can do so here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5METDAHVDW6UC&source=url

A new video in our series exploring some of the unusual instruments and exhibits in the collection of the Musical Museum in London. In this episode, we take ...

Book now for our Re-opening from Saturday 24th October - We have been working hard to prepare the Museum to re-open safe...
13/10/2020

Book now for our Re-opening from Saturday 24th October -

We have been working hard to prepare the Museum to re-open safely, which includes significant changes and updates to our ground floor layout. Our Re-Opening event takes place across the weekend of 24th & 25th October, with timed tours and special "drinks, nibbles & music" concerts on both days- spaces are limited, so book now!
https://mailchi.mp/b672e16d1fdc/book-now-for-our-re-opening-from-saturday-24th-october

08/10/2020

Celebrate our re -opening! Join us for our first ever Keyboard and Organ Concert at the Musical Museum on Saturday October 24th at 6pm - Tickets £20 include a glass of wine and cheese plate- available via link below.

We were delighted to welcome Mark Laflin to play our Mighty Wurlitzer at the Museum on Sunday.  The concert went out liv...
29/09/2020
The Organist Encores

We were delighted to welcome Mark Laflin to play our Mighty Wurlitzer at the Museum on Sunday. The concert went out live on YouTube, but you can catch it on our YouTube channel if you missed it. 😎

In case you missed it, you can catch our Resident Organist Mark Laflin playing live on The Musical Museum Wurlitzer!

We are delighted to launch a brand NEW book- The Mighty 'Regal' Wurlitzer.  Available now from our website: https://www....
17/09/2020
Book - The Mighty Regal Wurlitzer | museum

We are delighted to launch a brand NEW book- The Mighty 'Regal' Wurlitzer. Available now from our website:
https://www.musicalmuseum.co.uk/product-page/book-the-mighty-regal-wurlitzer

Take a journey through time and history, as we tell the detailed story of the remarkable "Mighty Wurlitzer" from its origins in North Tonawanda to the Regal, Kingston and finally to the Musical Museum. Our book takes in the history of the cinema organ as well as the local area in which it found its....

We are looking forward to welcoming back visitors in October!  More details will follow soon. In the meantime please tak...
17/09/2020
All the latest news from the Musical Museum

We are looking forward to welcoming back visitors in October! More details will follow soon.
In the meantime please take a look at the latest news from the Museum.

Thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund UK, we will be able to re-open safely and securely in October.  We are working hard to prepare the Museum including significant changes and updates to our ground floor layout.  A grand re-opening event is planned so watch this space!

August News from the Musical Museum New content on our YouTube Channel - *|URL|
07/08/2020

August News from the Musical Museum
New content on our YouTube Channel
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Video: The Mighty Wurlitzer Experience- available on YouTube from Sunday August 9th 2020 Join Chris Barber, our Director...
04/08/2020

Video: The Mighty Wurlitzer Experience- available on YouTube from Sunday August 9th 2020

Join Chris Barber, our Director of Music for an in-depth look at our remarkable Wurlitzer Theatre Organ (Opus. 2174), along with a variety of music that showcases the unique sound of the instrument, as well as views of the fragile and complex pipe chambers, relay room and an explanation of the remarkable technology and inventions that make these organs so special.

Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you're notified when a new video or live event is released!
youtube.com/musicalmuseumlive

It’s almost time! Catch our Wurlitzer concert LIVE on YouTube from 3pm GMT.
26/07/2020

It’s almost time! Catch our Wurlitzer concert LIVE on YouTube from 3pm GMT.

😝 We are so excited for our first live stream Wurlitzer Concert tomorrow 😝 LIVE on YouTube Sunday 26th July at 3pm (GMT)

Join Chris Barber, our Director of Music and resident organist for a concert of popular tunes drawn from stage and screen, broadcast LIVE on YouTube from the Musical Museum in London! Chris is well known for his melodic playing and romantic styling of popular songs from motion picture scores, a talent which has taken him to venues all over the UK and the USA.

Our first ever live stream event will be completely free to attend - you can access it simply by subscribing to our new channel. If you would like to support us, and access future concerts and events, please consider subscribing via Patreon.

😝 We are so excited for our first live stream Wurlitzer Concert tomorrow 😝 LIVE on YouTube Sunday 26th July at 3pm (GMT)...
25/07/2020

😝 We are so excited for our first live stream Wurlitzer Concert tomorrow 😝 LIVE on YouTube Sunday 26th July at 3pm (GMT)

Join Chris Barber, our Director of Music and resident organist for a concert of popular tunes drawn from stage and screen, broadcast LIVE on YouTube from the Musical Museum in London! Chris is well known for his melodic playing and romantic styling of popular songs from motion picture scores, a talent which has taken him to venues all over the UK and the USA.

Our first ever live stream event will be completely free to attend - you can access it simply by subscribing to our new channel. If you would like to support us, and access future concerts and events, please consider subscribing via Patreon.

😆Only 2 days to go till our LIVE streamed Wurlitzer concert with Chris Barber on Sunday 26th July at 3pm (GMT).😆You can ...
24/07/2020
The Musical Museum is creating Tours, Live Music Events, Interviews and More! | Patreon

😆Only 2 days to go till our LIVE streamed Wurlitzer concert with Chris Barber on Sunday 26th July at 3pm (GMT).😆

You can watch the concert for free - but if you would like to support the museum through this challenging time please consider subscribing to our Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/musicalmuseum

Become a patron of The Musical Museum today: Read 3 posts by The Musical Museum and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest membership platform for artists and creators.

24/07/2020
A Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn

Only 2 days to go till our first LIVE Wurlitzer concert! Sunday 26th July at 3pm GMT
With Chris Barber at the Wurlitzer- here is a little taster of what to expect

A Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn - our first video is something we hadn't planned; this weekend would have been our Summer Concert (Summertime in Paris) which has...

Our next live event is Sunday 26th July at 3pm GMT.😍Our small charity is totally dependent on income from visitors, even...
14/07/2020
The Musical Museum is creating Tours, Live Music Events, Interviews and More! | Patreon

Our next live event is Sunday 26th July at 3pm GMT.😍
Our small charity is totally dependent on income from visitors, events and donations: we have launched a YouTube channel and a Patreon page, https://www.patreon.com/musicalmuseum
where you can support the Museum and gain access to live concerts and other events.

Become a patron of The Musical Museum today: Read 3 posts by The Musical Museum and get access to exclusive content and experiences on the world’s largest membership platform for artists and creators.

4th July update: The Musical Museum remains temporarily closed.​ We are working hard to prepare the Museum to re-open sa...
04/07/2020

4th July update: The Musical Museum remains temporarily closed.

​ We are working hard to prepare the Museum to re-open safely, and we will keep updating our website with our progress.

Thank you for the kind support you have shown us during lockdown, it means a lot to us.

Special Activities | The Musical Museum
15/04/2020
Special Activities | The Musical Museum

Special Activities | The Musical Museum

Join Chris Barber, Director of Music and resident organist for an afternoon of popular melodies drawn from stage and screen to celebrate the re-opening of the Musical Museum. Chris is well known for his melodic playing and romantic styling of popular songs from motion picture scores, a talent which....

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Thank-you Musical Museum for taking me under your wing & nurturing my love of social history, sparking my curiosity & encouraging me all the way. I am excited for our future... hope this volunteer photographer did you proud :) x
all the fun of the Fair Androulla Annis
Looking forward to our next Maiastra concert at your wonderful place on Saturday 10 February at 7.30pm. The performers Arisa Fujita and David Lopez (violin) Francesca Gilbert and tbc (viola) Kieran Carter (cello) The programme Mozart - String Quintet in G minor K.516 Brahms- String Quintet in F major Op. 88
REEL OR FAKE? Film of old Brentford is almost non-existent. Is this an undiscovered treasure trove? Or something else?
Would love to come but its a long way from Toronto.!
This is where I shall be tomorrow 🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼
Phil Kesall MBE ... playing at the museum this afternoon
Grab your teddy bear 🐻 ... a wonderful clip from our Phil Kelsall concert here this afternoon