This page is a waste of space and my time. I submitted a comment yesterday and have yet to see it. It was to the effect that you are all being robbed by your own folk. The city fathers know about it but will not do anything about it. I hoped Time Out might do something about it but it's not the magazine it was 40 years ago. In those days it got things done.
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jul 24 2012
The Musical Museum's collection in a converted church contains one of the world's foremost collections of automatic musical instruments, the legacy of the desire to record and reproduce music before the invention of the microphone. Here you'll find tiny clockwork music boxes, reproducing pianos and spooky orchestrions, as well as 30,000 historic musical rolls. There is an impressive array of sophisticated pianolas, cranky barrel organs, violin players and the self-playing Mighty Wurlitzer, as well as a 230-seat concert hall and orchestra pit from which a Wurlitzer console rises as they used to in 1930s cinemas.
The museum's coffee shop overlooks the river, making a nice location for a cuppa at the weekend, and there are fun dance, film and music events, as well as temporary exhibitions.
Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult, and residents of Hounslow (proof of residence required) get tickets for the day at half-price.
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Musical Museum 399 High Street
- Venue phone:
020 8560 8108
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- Opening hours:
11am-5pm (last admission 4pm) Fri-Sun. Tour & musical demonstration 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm Fri-Sun.
Tube: Gunnersbury tube; Bus: 237, 267, 65; Rail: Kew Bridge rail
£10, £7.50 concs, £4 5-16s, £25 family (2 adults & up to 3 children). Tickets allow unlimited entry for 12 months from the date of issue.
- 399 High Street
- 020 8560 8108
- 399 High Street
- Musical Museum
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And I thought Time Out knew what they were talking about. That museum is a waste of space. I live beside Brentford (up the Bees) and no musical instrument plays itself. To be accomplished on any instrument requires hours of practice, which can be as boring as hell. No one is born a musician. No one has green fingers. A watering can is useful. Music requires hours of practice. Boring for anyone who has to listen to it. I thought London was the Capital of the World once. It doesn't have a clue. My Mum could wire a plug. London cannot even use a simple calculator. You are all being had, big time. The Government has to protect us from idiots, not treat us like one. Plumbers charge £90 per hour. That is scandalous even for London. Tourists are charged £5 for an ice cream (I can get 10 in my local shop for £1). And taxi drivers take you via Stonehenge. They are robbing us, and you are all being had. I am from outside London, and it has taken me 50 years (10 lustrums) to tumble this. There are people in London who do not even know the Thames is tidal. All the way up to Teddington. Your City fathers know these things and they cannot do a thing about it. I understand it costs £2.50 for a cup of tea at a footy match. And £2000 for a season ticket. I thought you were all intelligent. Maybe you all just overpaid. God help you all. x
What a fascinating place! We spent a couple of hours in this lovely museum . Not to be missed. What a gem.
A really bad museum, easy to see why there is never a queue or anythng positive said about it. I'd like to say avoid, but looks like everyone does!
A museum devoid of class, style and visitors! Run by someone who claims to "have worked in museums all my life" but really once had a junior job in a museum over 30 years ago and boy does it show! Such a shame musical heritage is allowed to be in the control of people way beyong their "best before" date!