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Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum

111 First Street West | P O Box 3088, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in Revelstoke
Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Canada's only mechanical music museum. The collection illustrates and demonstrates the development of automatic music machines from 18th century... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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B.C.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Forks, Washington
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Possum Brush
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Can't believe how lucky we were to have spotted this great museum in the main street of Revelstoke. It was such a treat to see all the old musical machines, some of them over five hundred years old and many of them unique pieces. It was even more of a treat to be led around by the very knowledgeable and... More

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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have to say I was genuinely surprised by this collection of musical instruments that dates back over 500 years. This collection, no matter where you were to find it, would still have to be considered unique. And, this is not the usual collection of instruments, but devices that created music without the operator actually having to play the music.... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The family all agreed that this is the best museum they have ever been to.... and we've been to a lot. Maybe it's because we are all musical nerds. The owner took us on the tour which was supposed to be 1 hour, but ended up being almost 2 hours because we were having so much fun and asking so... More

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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I have been living in Revelstoke for 3 years and only recently walked into the museum. When I walked in I told how I have never been inside and Mrs Evans the collection owner insisted that I go and see some of it. Out of her own time she started taking me round showing me some of the different pieces... More

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Mission, British Columbia, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

we were in revelstoke in july 2009 and had gone on a tour of the museum so when we returned this july 2012 my son who is turning 13 and my niece who just turned 14 wanted to go through the museum.since we had previously gone through ourselves and it certainly isn't a cheap entry fee we thought that the... More

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

Thank you for your comments regarding the entry of unaccompanied children to the museum. The main reason for the rule is that we do not have the authority nor the facilities to act in loco parentis in the case of those under the age of majority. In order to so act we should have to obtain a signed letter of... More

Kamloops, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We were walking by and the window display looked interesting so we went inside. There was an item in the window that I was interested in purchasing. I had my children with me and we starting looking around. My kids were looking at something and the lady told them "that is broken so don't touch it" in a really nasty... More

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

Thank you for your comments, which we note are directed at the gift shop, not the museum at all. Such occurrences happen so infrequently that we remember them in some detail. As you say, you were examining an item in the window area. Meanwhile, one of your children was determindly cranking the handle of our 1890 Mutoscope machine, in the... More

Vancouver BC
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We only had 2 hours to get through Revelstoke and the tourism office suggested we hurry over to the Nickeldoeon for the afternoon tour. We were the only 2 people on the tour with the husband of a husband & wife team of the wonderful display of mechanical musical instruments. Our guide was informative and had just the right amount... More

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Kitimat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

What an incredible collection of musical treasures! After traveling to all parts of the world I have never seen so many fascinating and historical musical items in one place. With three young grandchildren with us we were not sure how focused they would be on this tour. Well,Lesley Evans(one of the proprietors and our tour guide) kept them spell bound... More

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