Paillard and Nicole Freres cylinder boxes, Otto & Sons capital cuff box. John Moore musical watch. Stella Orchestral Grand, Regina 27-inch changer, Symphonion Upright, Polyphon disc boxes. Organs, Gramophone and automata. This museum houses many rare automatic musical instruments such as musical boxes familiar in the West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A concert is held every half hour using the instruments, giving visitors a chance to hear a special performance.
Take in the pleasures of the sounds and movements of everything from various orgel (music box) to Steinway player pianos, fairground organs, and mechanical dolls in a wonderful acoustic space.
This is a select shop that sells Kaimeirou brand music boxes, glasses, and accessories. The hotel has a quiet and calm atmosphere. In the corner of Yuuki Atae, one of Japan’s leading doll makers, original music boxes and dioramas based on his work, Ningle, and original products only for Kaimeirou are lined up. In addition to custom-made music boxes and combination music boxes, there is also a workshop corner for making your own music boxes, where you can enjoy making music boxes.
The Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum exhibits more than 150 pieces of the orgel collection, and demonstrates the main collection among them to convey the appeal of the orgel and its culture. A large part of the collection is the Guide & Jacqueline Collection, which is said to be one of the world’s leading music box collections in terms of both quality and quantity, collected by Guido Reuge, the third president of the famous Swiss music box maker Reuge, and his wife Jacqueline. It contains some of the most important works in the history of music boxes, such as The World’s Oldest Music Box and Napoleon’s Snuffbox, and it is no exaggeration to say that these are European precious cultural heritages.
The Classic Piano Exhibition Room has a rare collection of antique pianos (fortepianos), such as the Strohm manufactured in 1793, and the Pisa Harpsichord manufactured in the 1580s. The full sweep of the development of keyboard instruments from the 16th to the 20th centuries can be viewed in one setting. Celebrated composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Chopin composed and performed on similar instruments to those assembled in the museum. Uniquely, the Min-On Music Museum’s antique instruments are not just on display, but are played on an hourly basis. Visitors also hear the sounds of antique automatic reproducing pianos, various kinds of music boxes from the 19th century, and the Orchestrion mechanical organ.
The Museum of Modern Toy Music Box Yumekan was opened on September 9, 1995 at Ushiroyama, the highest peak in Okayama Prefecture. Toys from around the world that are made in hopes of the healthy growth of children. We have an antique music box that was made over 100 years ago and has impressed people. On April 1, 2010, we moved to Yunogo Onsen in Mimasaka. Since then, it has continued as a small museum in Yunogo Onsen. Near the museum is the “Showakan” with nostalgic tin toys. There is also a “Tetsudo Model Museum” with a model railroad diorama, so please enjoy it.
Large collection of instruments, including a Musical Carousel Automaton, Mermod Frere 6-cylinder Interchangeable, Symphonion Style 25c “Rococo”, Stella 17 1/4 Inch Disk Music Box, Regina Cabinet Model Style 67, Mira Console, Alexandra Interchangeable Cylinder, Bremond Organ Celeste Cylinder, Nicole Freres Mandolin Music box, Regina Orchestral Corona No.34, Polyphone Style 42CG, Mills Viorano Virtuoso, Mortier Fairground Dance Organ, Wurlitzer Model B Orchestrion, Fotoplayer style 20, Arubro Dance Organ, phonographs
If you want to choose a cute music box as a memory of your trip, go to the shop on the 1st floor. I want to heal my heart with a music box. If you want to choose a gift for your loved ones, head to the stylish shop on the 2nd floor. If you want to make your own one-of-a –
kind music box, go to the music box workshop on the 2nd floor. I think we can.
More than 200 music boxes and self-playing instruments from around the world are on display at all times, centering on the collection of the late Mr. Kiyoshi Sato, who worked to popularize music boxes. A cylinder-type music box that plays delicate sounds made with precise technology, a disc-type music box that was invented to further improve productivity and musicality, a powerful self-playing instrument Orchestrion, and a street organ that made the streets lively. You can enjoy a wide variety of exhibits. These exhibits are played by the staff (twice an hour for 10 minutes each), and you can enjoy the sounds of those days along with commentary.
Nosaka Automata Museum is unique worldwide for its collection of exceptional automata. It opened in the spring of 2000 on Sakuranamiki Street in Japan’s famous resort town of Izu-Kogen.
From the rare antique antique to the modern Sankyo music box, the world music box exhibition which you can appreciate the famous instruments along with its history. Exhibits along the transition of the music box will learn about the technology and mechanism, as well as the tone that the famous instrument plays. You can see the rare antique music box Imperator Style No.49 made in Germany. This music box is a one-piece cabinet, and it is rare that it exists in its complete form. It is characterized by sublime harmony with 4 comb teeth and song arrangement with 12 bells.
A theme park and museum devoted to automatic musical instruments. Its main hall displays antique music boxes, mechanical organs and other automatic musical instruments mostly from European countries. The largest of them is a Mortier Dance Organ circa 1920. The facade is of the largest class in the world, and 13 meter wide and 5 meter tall. The performance of 43 figures arranged in this organ and also on the both side walls of this building, moving harmonized with the music is so spectacle. 800 pipes to bring out the tones of flutes, trumpets and violins, accompanied with snare and bass drums, cymbals, bells and xylophone play stunning music, comparable to an orchestra organized with dozens of musicians.
Contact Theo Inniger Large collection of organs including a 112-key and 98-key Gaudin and a 90-key Mortier. As permanent exhibition, the extensive collection of stringed instruments and accordion collection of Arie Willems, who passed away in 2004, is housed in the Gaviolizaal.
The German Phonomuseum St. Georgen in the Black Forest shows the development of mechanical sound recording and playback since Edison’s invention of the phonograph 1877 to today. In a small extra show, the “precursors” of the phonetic technique are shown with mechanical musical instruments (flute clock, polyphonic, orchestrion, electric piano, etc.). With various phonographs, funnels, caskets, suitcases and “salon” grammophones, mechanical and electrical drives, electric pickups and their playback devices, plate changers for shellacs, the “Ur” Tefifon, jukebox, phono suitcases, the first hi-fi Stereo systems up to the high-tech turntables of the 1980s the curious will find very interesting the development history of the phono technique. Pictures, specialist literature and sound carriers complete the exhibition. Most of the exhibits are functional and are shown on guided tours. Director: M. Grieshaber.
Check website for updates. The museum is relocating to Cowichan Bay. Instruments from England. Collection includes barrel organs from the 18th and 19th centuries, cylinder music boxes, automatic pianos, organs etc from the 19th and disc music boxes, player pianos, coin pianos, phonographs, jukeboxes etc from the 20th.
The estate was owned by the Silesian family of Vrbno. They lived here to the middle of the 19th century. The last owner, Dominik, sold the whole domain in 1852 to the Hessian Elector Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Hanau. The descendants of Friedrich Wilhelm and Gertrude owned the chateau and the domain until 1945, when the whole property was confiscated by the state based on the order of president Benes. Immediately after World War II the castle was used as a hospital and two different troops or the Russian Red army spent some time here. During this time great part of the castles inventory was damaged or taken as spoils of war. In the years 1956-1974 part of the castle was used as the Secondary Technical School of Mechanical Engineering. In 1974 the building was closed and completely renovated. The property had been opened for the public in stages since 1985. In 2000, the chateau was declared to be a national cultural monument, and at the present time, it is under the administration of NHI (National Heritage Institute).
The exhibition is divided into parts displaying various instrumental families: visitors pass progressively through halls devoted to keyboard, string, and wind instruments. On display are instruments by important Czech makers, for example by members of the famous Špidlen family of violin makers, but one can also see a violin with intarsia decoration by the world-famous Italian maker Nicolò Amati. Separate rooms are devoted to folk instruments, mechanical instruments, and the unique collection of instruments from the ‘Rožmberk Court Ensemble’ of the sixteenth century. Exceptional items include a piano by Franz Xaver Christoph that was played in 1787 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during a visit to Prague, in his public concert at the Institute of Noblewomen in the ‘New Town’. Items of special interest in the exhibition include glass harmonicas (a fashionable instrument during the period around 1800), a quarter-tone piano made by the August Förster fi rm in the 1930s at the instigation of Alois Hába, and a collection of instruments called ‘Šediphones’ made by Josef Šediva – ‘two-headed’ brass instruments which were a popular component of Russian military bands in the early twentieth century.
In the hall called “Music with voltage” you can see there are many ways of implementing electricity in musical instruments.
Music boxes, automatic pianos and orchestras, everything special and interesting, from pocket-sized instruments to the 5000 kg Goliath – an orchestra that creates 75 spiritual invisible orchestras for your ears. Here you’ll hear music from Mozart to Lady Gaga and in ways you never thought you’d experience. The musical journey takes you from the 1850s to the present day.
Restaurant Auberge de la Truite containing about 10 organs which can be played during the meal.
Collection of 3 large Mortier organs. In the small village of Herzeele, the organ cafe is a rare Flemish curiosity. Every Sunday afternoon, the organs start, and play tunes of the past, polka, tango, waltz, rumba … recreating the atmosphere of the balls of the beautiful era. More than 500 pieces of music. Two of the organs are in the Rococo style. The third, dating from 1939, displays a more refined style Art Deco tandem. Review on MMD Herzeele Organ Cafe. More info and photos Cafe des Orgues
Range of automatic instruments from music boxes to orchestrions. Director: Patrick Desnoulez.
Collection includes a variety of orchestrions, mechanical pianos, push-ups, street organs and dance organs. This collection dedicated to mechanical instruments is managed by Maurice and his daughter FranÃ§oise, both, passionate about these instruments. The first Serinette Mirecourt organs were intended to imitate the canary birds in vogue for their repetitive vocal qualities. Music soon moved on to quadrilles, and waltzes sounded better and contributed to more fun in the living room.
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Collection of automatons and mechanical toys, mostly from Roullet-Decamps workshops.
Museum of the Adventure of Sound. Unique in Europe by its public collections and its theme, the Museum of Sound Adventure presents a collection of over 1000 phonographs, radios and mechanical musical instruments.Housed in a former 17th century convent in the center of Saint Fargeau, the historic capital of Puisaye, the museum and its team offer visitors the opportunity to discover the Aventure du Son: musical instruments still in operation, the first phonographs of the from 1900 until 1960. The museum also allows the public to immerse themselves in the world of radio, from the first experiments to transistors.
Within the Philharmonie de Paris, the Museum of Music represents a collection of more than 7,000 instruments and art objects, with almost 1,000 on exhibit in the permanent exhibition space, including national treasures and legendary instruments such as a piano belonging to Chopin and a guitar belonging to Brassens. The museum presents a history of Western music from the 17th century to today and an overview of the main musical cultures of the world.
Director: M. Denis Bouchet. Collection of chimes, clocks and music boxes; street, dance and carousel organs; mechanical and pneumatic pianos; animated paintings and automatons; accordions and automatic violins; harmoniums, orchestras and orchestrions (replacing an orchestra!); phonographs, gramophones and jukeboxes. The nearly 900 pieces are presented in the context of their time through different rooms.
19th-century funfairs were a social phenomenon, as important as cathedrals in the preceding centuries and television today. The fairground was the cradle of most modern forms of entertainment: theatres, music hall shows, hawkers, entertaining sports, illusionists, acrobats, jugglers, puppeteers, and many more. Embark on an unforgettable journey through our different areas. The golden rule for this immersive visit is to keep your eyes wide open while guided by our comedians. This enchanting museum will thrill both the young and the young at heart with its fairground paraphernalia and mechanised performances. One of the most memorable experiences during the tour is to ride on centenary attractions and cycle on the bicycle merry-go-round, exactly as our great-grandparents could have done in 1897. No admission without prior booking
Gustave Vichy is one of the oldest manufacturers of this generation. From 1866, his clowns, magicians, musicians and acrobats with lunar faces hypnotize crowds with their graceful gestures and full of mischief. The Moon gives us a wink on the Magician’s breastplate, imperturbable in its mechanical perfection. The Snake Man has the same deep and fascinating look. His body rises with perfect and timeless grace. The illusion of life extends beyond the mechanical movement, the beaded fringes linger well after the stop of the wheels.
Be charmed by the offbeat instruments of the Gramophone and Mechanical Music Museum! This astonishing museum presents a unique collection in Europe of more than 300 music instruments. Discover the fascinating history of music boxes, gramophones, musical machines or barrel organs
Collection: Jan Brauers. Over three floors, over 500 exhibits provide a comprehensive overview of the development of self-playing musical instruments over the 350 years of music-maker history. Precious music machines such as the elephant clock, flute clocks from the Black Forest, the fairground organ “Selection”, the Wurlitzer cinema orchestrion, as well as small tobacco cans and jewelery pieces with a musical work. Listening and media stations also give visitors an in-depth cultural and historical insight. Information specifically about the mechanical music museum found here https://www.landesmuseum.de/weitere-standorte/deutsches-musikautomaten-museum/das-klingende-museum
Von Meisterwerken Der Naturwissenschaft Und Technik, Abteilung Mechanische Musik (a museum of masterpieces in science and technology) The Deutsches Museum has a large and significant collection of musical instruments. A collection of musical instruments was already included in the first concept of Oskar von Miller for the German Museum. As “technical acoustics”, the department showed the implementation of the acoustic laws in instrument making and the development of the instruments from the early days to the present and thus stood for the close connection of science, technology and music in the Deutsches Museum. Today the collection comprises about 1,900 musical instruments as well as more than 4,000 program carriers for jukeboxes. It documents the development of the instruments primarily of European art music. The collection spans a wide arc from a horn of the Etruscan era to modern-day synthesizers; it only includes clamps a few centimeters in size, as well as large, several-meter-high organs. The focus is on technical and technical aspects.
For more than 160 years the collection of the German Clock Museum has existed, today it counts more than 8000 objects from all over the world. Around one thousand watches are visible to the visitors, they are taught in almost as many tours annually. The extensive watchmaking library holds a treasure trove of historical sources and company publications: a valuable basis for research. Making this inventory accessible to today’s issues is the core task of the house.
Regional history and organ building. Fairground and street organs that were built in the last century in Waldkirch and delivered throughout the world. During our guided tours the instruments of our famous organ collection are played and informative backgrounds are told. At the heart of the collection are the jukeboxes built in Waldkirch with a focus on concert of the companies Bruder and Ruth & Sohn.More info museum info More info Schwarzwald tourism
The Mahlsdorfer collection is one of the most impressive founding period collections in Germany. It consists of 17 fully furnished exhibition rooms including a mechanical music machine collection. In the basement there is a kitchen equipment and the oldest surviving Zillekneipe Berlin with Vereinszimmer and Hurenstube.
Director: Wolfgang Huttel. Wide range of instruments from organs to orchestrions, disc and cylinder boxes to barrel organs.
History of computer, with some mechanical music instruments.
The foundation of the collection is made up of phonograms, sheet music and archives, which from about 1850 document the modern concert scene in Berlin as an expression of bourgeois life. Since 1997, the historical and mechanical musical instruments belong to this collection and also provide an insight into the 19th century Berlin musical instruments.
Emerging from the private collection of Georg Neuner (1904-1962), the “Sound Museum” has now been home to the fourth floor of the Munich City Museum for almost 50 years. Approximately one-fifth of the nearly 6,000 musical instruments and sound objects, more than half come from non-European countries are displayed in the publicly accessible part of the collection.
The museum owns nearly 5000 European and non-European musical instruments, an iconographic collection, as well as a collection of historic sound storage mediums, including approximately 3500 piano rolls for player pianos and numerous graphemes. This collection includes mechanical instruments as well as playback devices such as barrel organs, musical string mechanisms, symphoniums, pneumatic players, as well as disc players utilizing the Edison system. Most of the materials were produced in the Hupfeld factory.
3,200 musical instruments from all over the world can be found in the “Paulus-SchlÃ¶ssel”, including the largest collection of Vogtland’s string, plucked and wind instruments from the 17th century to the present day. The visitor also gets an insight into the variety of musical instruments from Africa, America and Asia. Old instrument workshops and an original trading office in the Gerber-Hans-Haus tell of the more than 300 years old tradition of Vogtland musical instrument making.
The Musical Instruments Museum of the State Institute of Music Research collects musical instruments of European art music from the 16th to the 21st century. At present, the museum has around 3,500 instruments, many of which are in playable condition. A good 800 instruments can be seen in the show collection. It is in its diversity one of the most representative collections in Germany.
In our organ building hall and exhibition rooms the organ lover will find everything that makes his heart beat faster. Discover precision mechanical marvels and masterfully carved classic craftsmanship Lovingly developed didactic models let you take a look “behind the scenes” – from the elaborate mechanics to the MIDI-controlled barrel organ.
“Musicus mechanicus” is the title of the collection of mechanical, electrical and electronic instruments. The showpiece is the componium, a nineteenth-century orchestrion that automatically composes an infinite variety of music! On this floor you will also find clocks and bells.
Music boxes, organs, phonographs and radios.
On request, we will gladly show you our work museum and introduce you to the world of mechanical musical instruments such as lyre boxes, barrel organs and metal plate players. Contact: Wolfgang Geissler
Phonographs, Buckow organ Op. 53, Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina Model B twin system, Mixturtrautonium, Organ of the Hofburgkapelle, giraffes wings pianoforte.
The Kunstkammer holds some rare and very fine renaissance and early baroque automata. The collection includes a particularly comprehensive range of clavichords and Viennese fortepianos.
Tours are conducted by appointment The approximate 2 hour tour includes a theatre organ concert and also features the amazing Taj Mahal Mortier. Contact Craig Robson: