What's On at the Musical Museum

Summer Programme of films, concerts and tea dances

Summer Programme


Chris Barber on the Wurlitzer

The Musical Museum

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Sunday 20th May at 3.30pm
Feel Good : An Afternoon of Timeless Choral Classics

Following a hugely successful joint concert last year, the Standard Chartered Singing Club and local choir the Landmark Singers team up once again. Joined by community choir Landmark Sound, this will be an entertaining afternoon of choral music, featuring a range of music from John Dowland to contemporary classics; including “Now, O Now”, Autumn Leaves, Feel Good, Dance to Thy Daddy, 'Cross the Wide Missouri and Can't Take My Eyes Off You.

Tickets : £8.50

Sunday 27 May at 3.00 pm
Classic Film : You Were Never Lovelier

Nominated for three Oscars, Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire star in this musical comedy set in Buenos Aires.  Hayworth's outstanding performance establishes her claim as one of Astaire's foremost dance partners.  Jerome Kern's musical numbers include 1940's hits Dearly Beloved and I'm Old Fashioned. 

Tickets : £7.00.  Concessions £5.50

Sunday 10 June at 3.00pm
10th Anniversary Concert
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Musical Museum’s current building, our resident organist (and Director of Music) Chris Barber presents a special concert on The Mighty Wurlitzer, telling the story in music, words and pictures of the past 10 years. The concert looks back over highlights and poignant moments since our opening in 2008. Musical items include a selection of favourites from screen and stage. Chris will also play the Museum’s Steinway concert grand piano, and we will feature a special mystery item in the programme too! Enjoy a glass of Prosecco before the concert, and be entertained by the sounds, spectacle and romantic playing of this very talented musician. Tickets: £15.00.

Saturday 16 June at 7.00pm
All That Jazz!!
Magical New Zealand born singer Aivale Cole is back in concert for a night of old-school Jazz, featuring songs from George Gershwin, Cole Porter and more. Aivale will be accompanied by the amazing duo Mark Hinton-Stewart on piano, and Mohammed Nazam on Guitar.   Tickets £20.00.

Saturday 23 June at 7.45pm
Taverham Brass Band
Catch this wonderful band (who performed at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at Sandringham in 2012) on their first visit to the museum.  Led by Ian Colman MBE, they will play a range of popular Big Band music from Stage and Screen. The programme will also feature a tribute to the RAF on their 100th Anniversary, and music from Andrew Lloyd Webber, celebrating his 70th birthday. Tickets: £11.00.

Sunday 01 July at 3.00pm
Laurel & Hardy Afternoon
Donald MacKenzie, nationally acclaimed organist from London’s Odeon Leicester Square, will put his polished musical talent to the test in improvising an accompaniment to short comedy films from the much-loved Laurel & Hardy duo, and play a supporting programme of popular music on the Mighty Wurlitzer. Tickets: £12.50.

Monday 02 July at 2.00pm
Hounslow Over 50’s Festival Silver Anniversary Concert
Join us to celebrate the launch of the 25th Older People's Festival in Hounslow. Enjoy an afternoon of opera and jazz, with tunes from the Mighty Wurlitzer. Tea will be served. Tickets £6.00.

Saturday 28 July - Open Day 10.30am – 16.30pm
An activity-packed day featuring mini-tours of the collection, with instrument demonstrations and the Wurlitzer Experience – a brief history of the instrument, recital & short silent film.  Family trails and craft activities available.  Riverview Café open all day. Free admission – donations welcome.

Tea Dance

Tea Dances
Saturday 2 June, 21 July at 2.30pm
Strictly fun – join in a social afternoon of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing, 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 dance lesson at 2pm. Tickets: £8.50 includes a glass of Prosecco or tea/coffee.

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

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

May 14, 2018

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