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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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NOT to be Missed! Superb look at history of music mechanics

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Kimberley, Canada
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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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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I came across this beautiful museum while in Revelstoke.It is a gem of a place to visit.The one hour tour is just a wonderful presentation with Lesley.If you are into music you will love this" back in time" episode of the history of mechanical instruments.See them,listen to them and be invited to even play one.An almost spiritual feeling.

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Hastings, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit on a rainy day in Revelstoke. The owners who have lovingly restored these mechanical musical instruments are extremely knowledgeable. We expected to be there about half an hour, but it so enthralled us we were there almost two hours. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited this most amazing music museum in Revelstoke! We were delighted and surprised that admission included the most informative and interesting TOUR by the owner who was incredibly knowlegeable about all the musical instruments! She played many of them for us which made them come to life! This is truly a place not to be missed if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The name may be a bit misleading if you think of placing a nickel in a machine and turning a handle to view a short movie while looking through a viewfinder. This place, right in downtown, is the home to musical instruments that you more than likely have never seen before. Have you ever seen a device that works like... More 

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