What's On at the Musical Museum

Spring Programme of films, concerts and tea dances

Chris Barber on the Wurlitzer

The Musical Museum

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Sunday 25th February, 3pm
Wurlitzer Concert
Len Rawle – featuring Chris Barber
A welcome return by one of the museum’s favourite organists, Len Rawle, who will play a selection of popular light music including numbers from the Big Band Era and West End musicals. Len is joined by the museum’s resident organist and musical director, Chris Barber, who has just released a new CD, Espana.
Come and enjoy the interplay of the two musicians in this entertaining concert.
Tickets: £12.00

Tea Dances
Saturday 17 March, 7 April at 2.30pm
Come along to the only venue in West London where you can dance on a sprung dance floor to the sounds of The Mighty Wurlitzer played by our resident organist, Chris Barber, as featured on The Organist Entertains, BBC Radio 2. Plus, DJ’s selection of dance favourites and a free dance lesson at 2pm.
Tickets: £8.50 including a glass of prosecco or tea/coffee.

Sunday 25th March, 3pm
Easter Parade (1948)
Dir. Charles Walters (U) 107 mins
Winner of the 1949 Academy Award for best musical score, this film was originally billed as ‘the happiest musical ever made’. Starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire and the songs of Irving Berlin, including A Couple of Swells, Stepping Out with My Baby and Shaking the Blues Away. Perfect Easter entertainment.
Tickets: £7.00/£5.50 concs.

Sunday 15th April, 3pm
The Gang’s All Here (1943)
Dir. Busby Berkeley (U) 103 mins
Sit back and let the spectacular fun unfold before you as Busby Berkeley lets loose with choruses of dancing girls, catchy music, kaleidoscopic sets and glamourous costumes. Fox’s most expensive film of the war years stars Alice Faye and Phil Baker - and who could forget The Lady in The Tutti Frutti Hat?
Tickets: £7.00/£5.50 concs.

Sunday 22nd April, 3pm
Wurlitzer Concert
Michael Wooldridge
Michael Wooldridge, the internationally renowned organist, is back at the concert hall to entertain his fans with his musicality and an eclectic programme which encompasses popular music across many genres: orchestral, big band, stage shows, classical, rock and roll and much more.
Tickets: £12.00

Saturday 9 June at 3pm
10th Anniversary Celebration Concert

featuring Chris Barber
The Musical Museum was officially opened in the current building by Professor Sir Christopher Frayling on 9 June 2008. Join us in an afternoon of celebration at a very special concert.

Volunteer Opportunities
The museum has a wonderful team of volunteers, whose achievements were recognised in this year’s national Museum + Heritage awards. Currently, we are seeking tour guides, receptionists and assistants for digital marketing and events.  Full training will be provided.

The Musical Museum houses a fascinating collection of self-playing musical instruments and music rolls.  The collection tells the story of how people listened to music before the days of microphones and electronics. Discover how music was captured and instruments were powered and experience the sounds and actions of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrations, self-playing violins and the Mighty Wurlitzer cinema organ.

Opening hours

The Museum is open on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays from 10:30am to 5pm, last entry is at 4pm.

Tours with live demonstrations of self playing instruments and the Mighty Wurlitzer take place at 11am, 1pm & 3pm.

Group Visits

The Museum is open on any day for groups consisting of 20 people or more. Please contact the museum for further details.

Getting there

The Musical Museum is easily accessible via public transport links. The nearest train station is Kew Bridge on SWT rail. You may take District Line to Gunnersbury, then 237 or 267 bus alighting opposite the Museum. Alternatively, take the Piccadilly Line to South Ealing, and then the 65 bus which passes the Museum.

The Museum has a free car park, with limited parking. 


Standard entry: £11.00
Concessions: £9.00 
Children (5 to 16): £5.00
Family ticket (2 adults plus up to 3 children) £25.00
50% off for residents of the London Borough of Hounslow

The museum, concert hall & tea room are available for hire for parties, special events and corporate functions. Discounted rates apply to community & charity hires.  


February 13, 2018

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