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St. Albans Organ Museum

320 Camp Road, St. Albans AL1 5PE, England
(01727) 873 896
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in St. Albans
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This venue is just as much about hearing as viewing the organs.Difficult enough in North London,when only the Odeon Leicester Square is still having organ concerts.Now listening to an organ in its original cinema setting and listening to it in this museum is not quite the same.Nevertheless it will have to do as a substitute.Len played 5 separate instruments.there was... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Visited the organ museum (or more accurately the organ theatre) for the first time last Sunday afternoon for their festive show. A real Christmas cracker - trust me, you don't know the meaning of the word entertainment until you've witnessed a pensioner playing a Beatles medley on his home-made organ! So onto the venue and the 'museum' aspect itself.... For... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Fascinating place with an amazing collection of Organs restored and playing. Run by enthusiasts, their knowledge and love for the instruments is obvious. Do check their web site for opening times but well worth a visit. It is not far from the town center and there is easy parking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I had intended to write a review full of childish "organ" innuendo - but i see i have been beaten to it! Instead i can agree that this is a rare collection of organs, and is worth a visit to see them in action. The staff are all big fans, and can go into too much depth, but taken that... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The museum opens for a short and set period on a Sunday afternoon and you need to arrive punctually to enjoy the whole experience. Entrance fee includes tea and a biscuit half way. The owner has acquired an outstanding collection of mechanical organs over many years and a volunteer will tell you their history and demonstrated a wide range of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

I had come to St Albans initially to see the rather fine signal box, but upon telling my wife about the organ museum she was very keen for us to visit. I have quite a large organ at home which my wife has always admired, so I suppose it's only in her nature to wish to compare it to others.... More

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Very interesting - a real slice of history but beware, it's more of a show than a museum and the people playing and talking do go on a bit. You could be there a while!

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HERTFORDSHIRE UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Just on the outskirts of the City, this is a most interesting and novel collection of 'mechanical nusic' and of course organs - inclusing Wurlitzers - on which concerts are given fron time to time.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Very interesting, the various organs were fascinating as was the commentary, and as for the organ music that was splendid

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

On a visit to Bracknell we decided to travel to St Albans to see this museum, it was well worth the journey, we were made very welcome and enjoyed the free drink of Coffee and tea supplied (a tradition started by the original owner) only the mechanical organs were playing that day, but that is what I wanted, the big... More

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