What's On at the Musical Museum

Autumn Programme of films, concerts and tea dances

Chris Barber on the Wurlitzer

The Musical Museum

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Holiday Inn (1942)
3pm Sunday 3 December
Dir. Mark Sandrich (U) 101 mins
With music by Irving Berlin, songs by Bing Crosby and dancing by Fred Astaire, Holiday Inn is one of the most delightful and memorable musicals of all time. Plenty of lavish song and dance routines with spectacular production numbers, including the one and only White Christmas.
Tickets: £6.50/5.00 concs.

Saturday 9 December 2017 at 7.30 pm
Free Maiastra Concert
String quartets by Schubert, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Schubert - Quartettsatz D703
Beethoven - Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 'Serioso'
Tchaikovsky - Quartet No. 2 in D major

Arisa Fujita - violin
Will Dutton - violin
Joon Hurh - viola
Sebastian Kolin - cello

Admission Free - retiring collection in aid of the Aidan Woodcock Charitable Trust which provides training and support for young players.

An hour before the concert, the Musical Museum will be opening its galleries to our audience for a private pre-concert viewing and a demonstration of some of the exhibits.

Website: maiastra.org

Christmas Concert
3pm Sunday 10 December
The Museum’s ever-popular annual spectacular! Chris Barber, resident organist at the museum, is at the helm of the Mighty Wurlitzer, accompanying a group of talented musicians, with special lighting and projection to transport you to a Winter Wonderland. This year’s theme is “Music from the Movies”, so expect lots of popular classics as well as seasonal favourites including Sleigh Ride and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Tickets: £15.00 (free glass of prosecco for advance booking by 30 November).

Tea Dances
Saturday 16 December 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.

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 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.  


November 20, 2017

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