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23 March 2010

Discover the Musical Museum, Brentford

The Musical Museum, in Brentford, is, apparently one of the world’s foremost collections of automatic instruments. Your author has never been, but if you're into that sort of thing this is for you. From the tiny music boxes to the self playing ‘Mighty Wurlitzer’, the collection brings together the best in reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and violin players.

The Museum was founded in 1963 by the late Frank Holland MBE who wanted to preserve the self-playing musical instruments. It reopened in late 2007 in a three storey building on Brentford High Street, complete with 230-seater concert hall and the world's largest collection of historic musical rolls.

The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am - 5.30pm. Entry is £8. For more, see http://www.musicalmuseum.co.uk/

^Picture by Jim Linwood^

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