The Musical Museum will provide you with a tour of many classical instruments and teach you about the history and evolution of music.

About The Musical Museum

The Musical Museum tells the fascinating story of how people have captured and listened to music over the last four centuries. Founded in 1963 by Frank Holland, the Musical Museum houses a vast collection of self-playing instruments and has one of the world’s biggest collections of historic musical rolls. If you’re a lover of musical arts, the Musical Museum’s collection of working instruments, displays, and interactive exhibits will give you a fascinating insight into the story of how music has been recorded and produced, from early mechanical inventions right up to the present day. From tiny music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ in our concert hall, the collection includes an impressive array of instruments and inventions, including reproducing pianos, orchestrions, self-playing violins, pipe organs and gramophones, synthesizers, and models of a mellotron. There is something for all the family, young and old. Find out how music was recorded and reproduced, see and hear them in action.

The venue has three galleries and a concert hall. There is a shop and café. There is also disabled access. Dedicated volunteers offer entertaining and informative guided tours of our collections with demonstrations of the instruments on display. To book tickets for a museum tour please go to our website. We also have live concerts throughout the year and these can also be booked via the website.

Group Visits (minimum 20 people) may be booked for any day by prior arrangement, and the Museum’s concert hall is available for Private Hire.

399 High St, Brentford TW8 0DU
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am to 4pm. Morning tickets: 10.30am to 12.30pm, Two hour visit with guided tour at 11am. Afternoon tickets: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Two hour visit with guided tour at 2pm (pls note on Sundays with events guided tours will be at 1pm)
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020 8560 8108
Getting here
The Museum is close to Kew Bridge on the north side of the Thames. It is easily accessible from the M4 and the North & South Circular roads. The Museum has a small car park which is free for the duration of your visit; but spaces are limited and availability is not guaranteed. To ensure you're able to park, you may prefer to reserve one of our spaces for a small fee through Just Park. Other independent spaces are available in the local area. Train: From London’s Waterloo Station to Kew Bridge. Turn right when leaving the station and the Museum is a 5 minute walk. Underground / Bus: Take the District Line to Gunnersbury, then the 237 or 267 bus alighting opposite us at "The Musical Museum" bus stop. Alternatively, catch the Piccadilly Line to South Ealing, then the 65 bus passes the museum.

june, 2024