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.

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£1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do at the Musical Museum. Your nomination could be the one that helps ...
03/06/2021

£1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do at the Musical Museum.
Your nomination could be the one that helps us win £1,000- this would help us tune, conserve and keep our incredible collection of instruments playing for the rest of this year!
Click ‘nominate now’ on the website and enter our details. Thanks for your support!

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The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word.

https://mailchi.mp/02bb32a55b7e/your-nomination-really-counts

£1,000 could make a big difference to the work we do at the Musical Museum.
Your nomination could be the one that helps us win £1,000- this would help us tune, conserve and keep our incredible collection of instruments playing for the rest of this year!
Click ‘nominate now’ on the website and enter our details. Thanks for your support!

movementforgood.com
The more nominations we get, the greater our chance of winning, so please spread the word.

https://mailchi.mp/02bb32a55b7e/your-nomination-really-counts

Tune in to watch the magnificent Richard Hills live now:
29/05/2021
Musical Museum Live - Richard Hills May 2021

Tune in to watch the magnificent Richard Hills live now:

Join us as the internationally acclaimed Richard Hills launches us into our re-opening and first public concert of 2021 with his first performance as the Mus...

Tune in tonight from 8pm, coming live from the Musical Museum!
20/04/2021

Tune in tonight from 8pm, coming live from the Musical Museum!

Today, on the Organ Show, we showcase the world of the cinema organ. We go live at 20:00 BST on www.rco.org.uk/InternationalOrganDay ...tell your friends... tune in and be inspired! #internationalorganday

We are delighted to showcase the world of the cinema organ for the Organ Show on 20th April. The Organ Show is broadcast...
15/04/2021
Musical Museum | Museums | Greater London

We are delighted to showcase the world of the cinema organ for the Organ Show on 20th April. The Organ Show is broadcasting live each day at 20:00 BST from 18-24 April on www.rco.org.uk/InternationalOrganDay - tell your friends… tune in and be inspired! #internationalorganday 🎼🎹

Musical Museum - a wonderful collection of automated musical instruments, from tiny music boxes to The Mighty Wurlitzer. Located in Brentford, near Kew Bridge.

This Saturday, April 10th at 6pm (GMT) see Michael Carter live from the Musical Museum on our YouTube channel. An evenin...
08/04/2021

This Saturday, April 10th at 6pm (GMT) see Michael Carter live from the Musical Museum on our YouTube channel. An evening of music you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Michael plays the Mighty Regal Wurlitzer at the Musical Museum.
- https://mailchi.mp/990b093ad82e/this-saturday-see-michael-carter-live-from-the-museum

This Saturday, April 10th at 6pm (GMT) see Michael Carter live from the Musical Museum on our YouTube channel. An evening of music you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Michael plays the Mighty Regal Wurlitzer at the Musical Museum.
- https://mailchi.mp/990b093ad82e/this-saturday-see-michael-carter-live-from-the-museum

This gorgeous girl is visiting us today. Her name is Jess and she is here with Chris & Joanne Powell helping rehearse fo...
13/03/2021

This gorgeous girl is visiting us today. Her name is Jess and she is here with Chris & Joanne Powell helping rehearse for tomorrow’s concert. We love her stylish musical scarf. 😍

This gorgeous girl is visiting us today. Her name is Jess and she is here with Chris & Joanne Powell helping rehearse for tomorrow’s concert. We love her stylish musical scarf. 😍

Tomorrow at 3pm, Chris & Jo Powell livestream concert. Sunday 14th March - Chris and Jo Powell make a welcome return to ...
13/03/2021

Tomorrow at 3pm, Chris & Jo Powell livestream concert.
Sunday 14th March - Chris and Jo Powell make a welcome return to Musical Museum with their unique blend of organ and electronic music.
- https://mailchi.mp/f28196fd67b2/tomorrow-at-3pm-chris-jo-powell-livestream-concert

Tomorrow at 3pm, Chris & Jo Powell livestream concert.
Sunday 14th March - Chris and Jo Powell make a welcome return to Musical Museum with their unique blend of organ and electronic music.
- https://mailchi.mp/f28196fd67b2/tomorrow-at-3pm-chris-jo-powell-livestream-concert

We are delighted to have received the 'We're Good to Go' certificate In recognition that we have followed Government and...
04/03/2021

We are delighted to have received the 'We're Good to Go' certificate In recognition that we have followed Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing. Looking forward to when we are allowed to re-open.

We are delighted to have received the 'We're Good to Go' certificate In recognition that we have followed Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing. Looking forward to when we are allowed to re-open.

Chris and Jo Powell make a welcome return to the Musical Museum on Mothers Day - Sunday 14th March 2021. Tune in to YouT...
03/03/2021

Chris and Jo Powell make a welcome return to the Musical Museum on Mothers Day - Sunday 14th March 2021. Tune in to YouTube.com/MusicalMuseumLive from 3pm (GMT) to hear their unique blend of electronic and theatre organ music LIVE from the Museum.

Chris and Jo Powell make a welcome return to the Musical Museum on Mothers Day - Sunday 14th March 2021. Tune in to YouTube.com/MusicalMuseumLive from 3pm (GMT) to hear their unique blend of electronic and theatre organ music LIVE from the Museum.

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.

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!

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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