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.
Come and take a musical journey with us into the past and experience and enjoy these exciting instruments, many restored to full playing condition, over 3 galleries.
These galleries provide :
- A space to demonstrate instruments once found in large houses of the wealthy.
- A street setting with shop windows full of music, musical toys and street instruments.
- An explanation on how music was captured and how instruments were powered.
- A changing exhibition of related themes of either instruments and music or other local interests.
- Upstairs there is a concert hall seating 230 complete with stage and, of course, an orchestra pit from which the Wurlitzer console will rise to entertain you, just as it did in the cinema in the 1930’s.
Friday – Sunday 11:00 – 17:00 (last admissions 16:00)
Tour guide and live musical demonstrations each day at 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30.
Riverview Tea Room open at weekends.
Standard Admission: £10.00, Concessions: £7.50, Children: (5-16) £4.00, Family Ticket: £25.00 (2 adults & up to 3 children). All tickets allow unlimited entry for 12 months from the date of issue.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Residents of the London Borough of Hounslow are entitled to a 50% discount on Museum entry (proof of residence required, ticket valid on the day of purchase only).
The Musical Museum
399 High Street
From London’s WATERLOO STATION to KEW BRIDGE. Turn right when leaving Kew Bridge Station and the Museum is about ¼ mile west of the station.
District Line to GUNNERSBURY, then 237 or 267 bus alighting opposite the Museum.
Alternatively, Piccadilly Line to SOUTH EALING, then 65 bus alighting outside the Museum
Buses 65, 237 and 267 pass the Museum.