What's On at the Musical Museum

Gramophone exhibition, children's tours, and a Saturday Tea Dance

Chris Barber on the Wurlitzer

The Musical Museum

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Musical Museum

Tea Dances
Saturday 5 August at 2.30pm
Free dance lesson at 2pm
Join in a social tea dance, featuring Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing to a popular selection of dance tunes. All levels of ability are welcome and a partner is not necessary. Tickets: £8.50 including a glass of Prosecco or a tea/coffee.

Open Day
Saturday 12 August

Free admission – donations welcome
Join us in an activity packed day featuring mini-tours of the collection with instrument demonstrations & the Wurlitzer Experience – a brief history of the instrument, recital & short silent film.  Family trails and craft activities available.  Riverview Café open all day.

Every Tuesday 25th July to 29th August at 3.30pm
Summer Holiday Children's Tours:

Following customer feedback, we are launching a brand new tour aimed at our younger visitors for the summer holidays. ​Suitable for ages 3 to 99

Every Tuesday during the holidays at 3.30pm 

Tours are included with your admission.

Gramophone Exhibition
To 31st August 2017

T43 Edison cylinder phonograph
T43 Edison cylinder phonograph


An exhibition curated by Michael Ryder, Chairman of The Musical Museum.

Currently this is the only collection of gramophones and phonographs in London that can be demonstrated as well as seen.  Come and hear them in action.

Entry included in standard entry to Museum.


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 11am to 5pm, last entry is at 4pm.

Tours with live demonstrations of self playing instruments and the Mighty Wurlitzer take place at 11:30pm, 1:30pm & 3:30pm.

​​The Muscial Museum will close for a Christmas break from December 19th until January 2nd inclusive.  We wish all our visitors a very merry Christmas & a prosperous New Year!

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: £10.00
Concessions: £7.50 
Children (5 to 16): £4.00
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.  


July 31, 2017

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