What's On at Brentford's Musical Museum

Classic Film: Strike Up the Band with Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney

Summer 2019


Chris Barber on the Wurlitzer

The Musical Museum

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Sunday 9 June at 3.00pm
Classic Film: Strike Up the Band (1940)
Dir. Busby Berkeley Jimmy (Rooney) and his best friend Mary (Garland) want to take their school band to a competition sponsored by famous bandleader Paul Whiteman.  When their school doesn’t offer support, they try to raise the money on their own and experience many ups and downs and life lessons along the way.
Tickets: £7.50/£6.00 concessions

Tea Dance

Tea Dances
Saturdays at 2.30pm 15 June, 6 July, 3 August & 7 September

A social afternoon of Ballroom Latin & Sequence dancing to the DJs selection of popular dance tunes. All levels of ability are welcome and a partner is not necessary.  Free dance lesson at 2.00pm Tickets: £8.50 includes a glass of prosecco or tea/coffee.

Sunday 16 June at 3.00pm
Wurlitzer 90th Birthday Concert
Join Chris Barber, resident organist and Director of Music and the cast of the sell-out Christmas shows for a gala concert to celebrate the 90th Birthday of the Museum’s Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ.  The concert tells the story of this remarkable instrument, its various homes and reflects upon the star organists of yesteryear who played, recorded and broadcast the organ.

Spanning nine decades, featured music will include melodies from screen and stage and theatre organ favourites including Sigmund Romberg, I Love to Hear You Singing, Jealousy and the ever- popular Old Piano Rag.
Tickets: £15.00 - book before 04 June to receive a complimentary glass of prosecco.

Open Day
Saturday 27 July - 10.30am-16.30pm
Join us for the day, each year, when we share our collection with the local community. You will find out how mechanical musical instruments work and sound and how they fit into the history of sound production.  The event will feature mini-tours of the collection, street instruments outside on the lawn (weather permitting) and demonstrations of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ in the concert hall. The history of the Mighty Wurlitzer, celebrating its 90th Birthday this year, is explored in a new exhibition.  Children’s activities include a gallery trail and craft table. Refreshments available all day.
Free entry, donations to support the collection welcome

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

June 3, 2019

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