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Classic Film: Romance on the High Seas

Spring programme


Chris Barber on the Wurlitzer

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CLASSIC FILM Romance on the High Seas
Sunday 10th February - 3:00 pm
From the Atlantic to the Pacific no musical ever so terrific! Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity. Jack Carson, Janis Paige and Doris Day star in the Oscar-nominated comedy musical romance. Tickets: £7.50/£6.00 concs.

SILENT FILM Wings with Donald MacKenzie at the Mighty Wurlitzer
Sunday 17th February - 2:30 pm

Wings is the finest American silent war film, set during the First World War. Directed by Lucien Hubbard, it stars Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers and Richard Arlen. Hundreds of extras and some 300 pilots were involved in the filming, including pilots and planes of the United States Army Air Corps. and it was acclaimed for its technical prowess and realism upon release. Donald MacKenzie, from the Odeon Leicester Square, will be at the Wurlitzer to provide live accompaniment to this thrilling and dramatic cinematic experience. ​ Tickets: £13.50

HALF-TERM FUN The Teddy Bear's Picnic
Thursday 21st February
Sessions at 11:00am and 2:00pm ​ This is a family day for children and their teddy bears with a mini-tour of the museum’s musical instruments featuring a rendition of A Teddy Bears’ Picnic with percussion accompaniment from children and teddy bears. Activities also include a teddy bear hunt and art & craft time. Tickets: £6.50 (maximum 3 children per accompanying adult.) Fruit juice/water & teddy bear biscuit included in ticket price for children. Advance booking essential.

CLASSIC FILM Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Sunday 24th February - 3:00 pm
When a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. This all-singing all-dancing comedy stars Jane Powell and Howard Keel. Originally billed as a ‘once in a lifetime musical romp’ it features an Oscar-winning soundtrack by Gene de Paul. Tickets: £7.50/£6.00 concs.

Tea Dance

Tea Dances
Saturdays at 2.30pm 2nd Mar, 6th Apr, 4th May & 15th June
Join in a social afternoon of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing, or just come along and listen to the sounds of the DJ’s selection of popular dance tunes. All levels of ability are welcome and a partner is not necessary. Free 30 minute dance lesson at 2pm; tea dance begins at 2.30pm. ​ Ticket price of £8.50 includes glass of Prosecco, or a cup of tea / coffee.

Sunday 10th March - 3:00 pm
Minnelli directs this musical film version of the acclaimed Broadway production about a Baghdad poet who charms his way into the Wazir’s harem. Howard Keel, Ann Blyth and Dolores Gray star in the most opulent of all filmed musicals in its music, songs and colourful presentation. Tickets: £7.50/£6.00 concs.

ATOS UK Young Theatre Organist of the Year Competition
Sunday 17 March at 2.00pm
Join us for some great music featuring the Wurlitzer stars of the future - past winners include Richard Hills FRCO, Matthew Bason and Michael Wooldridge.  Robert Eldrige won last year. Listen to popular music from the shows plus much more.  Judges are three of the UK's most renowned players, Len Rawle MBE, John Mann and Andy Quin. Tickets: £11.00, children under 16: Free

High Society (1956)
Sunday 24 March at 3.00pm
Dir. Charles Walters (U) 111 mins
A spoiled heiress must choose between three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter. With Oscar-nominated performances from Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra and songs by Cole Porter this is perfect Easter entertainment. Tickets: £7.50/£6.00 concessions

WURLITZER CONCERT Len Rawle MBE at the Mighty Wurlitzer
Sunday 31st March - 3:00 pm
Len Rawle MBE has been at the heart of the UK theatre organ scene for many years, and was featured on the very first episode of “The Organist Entertains.” He has played the museum’s Wurlitzer for concerts on many occasions and makes a welcome return to play a selection of light music, numbers from the Big Band era and West End musicals. ​ Tickets: £13.50

Sunday 14th April - 3:00 pm ​
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long. Winner of 9 Oscars including Best Picture, this fabulous comedy musical romance stars Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier. Thank heaven for Gigi! Tickets: £7.50/£6.00 concs.

All films are preceded by a prelude on the Mighty Wurlitzer. 


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.


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


February 4, 2019

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