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Address: 111 First Street West | P O Box 3088, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
Phone Number: 250-8375250
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Description: Canada's only mechanical music museum. The collection illustrates and...
Canada's only mechanical music museum. The collection illustrates and demonstrates the development of automatic music machines from 18th century barrel organs to 1950s juke boxes via musical boxes, street and barrel pianos, residence and dance hall organs, player pianos, phonographs, gramophones and vintage radios. The museum offers tours taking approximately 1 hour and demonstrations of the genuine antique instruments include about 20 examples.
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Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum

With Great Sadness, as of May 19 2015 the Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum has closed its doors. A great loss for the community ! Owners David and Leslie Evans have relocated to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

With Great Sadness, as of May 19 2015 the Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum has closed its doors. A great loss for the community ! Owners David and Leslie Evans have relocated to Vancouver Island to enjoy their retirement years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We stopped in the very last weekend before they shut down and move out of town. They weren't doing tours anymore. But the owners decided to give us a private tour and walk us through. So much knowledge and an amazingly beautiful collection of instruments.

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Condenser, Owner at Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum, responded to this review

Thank you all so much for your wonderful reviews. We are pleased that you have had a good time with us. As you mentioned, we are relocating the museum to Cowichan Bay area of Vancouver Island later this summer, where we shall be reopening the museum to visitors by appointment. This is really a retirement project of sorts, but we... More 

Edson, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a private collection museum of mechanical music instruments. Most were brought over from England by the owners who conduct tours and play or operate some of the instruments. They are in the process of selling and moving to Vancouver Island where they will re-establish. This unique museum is a must to see and will no doubt be missed... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

BUT closing May as owners move to Vancouver Island. Informed owners we were leaving that morning We had a personalised tour eventhough there was a booked afternoon tour.

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Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Astonishment at every turn, for all ages. A glorious look back to the days when pioneers had to create every sound and sound wave, first creating the machinery to do it, will have jaws dropped and eyes bulging. We take too much for granted these days with Mp3, I-phones, hundred-thousand song lists... this museum shows where it all started. Delightful... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Fascinating museum of mechanical musical instruments. The owner is very knowledgeable and demonstrates many of the instruments. The tour is a bit long but fortunately they provide seating throughout the area for those that can't stand for too long. Small gift shop with a variety of prices. Even my teens enjoyed it.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you enjoy good music this is a must see. We were traveling through revelstoke and they have several good attractions one of them being the nickelodeon. The owners are very knowledgeable people when it comes to mechanical music and restoration of these fine instruments. We took the tour and were very impressed with their knowledge of the history and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This place was a surprising treasure in a small town. There are music players over 100 years old. The museum traces the start of music as cylinders with pins to tin cylinders to player machines to juke boxes. Leslie, the owner, gave us a comprehensive review of these items (with a delightful sense of humor) and even let us turn... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

the owners make all the difference. we had a personal tour for about 1.5 hours and many demo's on the various instruments. the history , the mechanics, the innovation, the creativity is just mind blowing to say the least. I love this place. its FULL of character. if you really want to take a look back in time, and get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed in Revelstoke for 2 nights, sadly we missed the last tour on our first day there but we were advised to come back for the early tour the next day. It is worth checking the opening & tour times before you visit. I am VERY glad we decided to come back & have a look, The owners are... More 

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