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St. Albans Organ Museum

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Address: 320 Camp Road, St. Albans AL1 5PE, England
Phone Number: (01727) 873 896
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Sun 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fee: Yes

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most unlikely venue

tucked away in the back street lies this little gem probably not everyones taste but I loved it : tea and cakes and live demonstrations of the fabulous organs

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tucked away in the back street lies this little gem probably not everyones taste but I loved it : tea and cakes and live demonstrations of the fabulous organs

Thank wrx374
Nuit st George
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

well worth a trip to see this excellent collection of organs, fairground, dance and theater organs as well as music boxes and ephemeral bit and bobs. Look locally for times of opening. All this and a cup of tea and a biscuit. great afternoon.

Thank Tony R
Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Wow ! How often is something better than anticipated ? This venue is a great nostalgia night out. For us oldies it is a wonderful experience of those by gone days when part of the nights entertainment at the cinema was a break between films for the 15/20 minute interval of listening to the Grand Organs of the day. The... More 

Thank frederickm79
Wigan, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Museum contains collection of fairground organs, music boxes, and other unusual instruments, a Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and a Ruff Theatre Organ. All the instruments were demonstrated by a group of volunteers. You even get a cup of tea included in the admission price. Opening times limited. Check on their website.

Thank Brian12082015
St Albans
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quirky and whimsical, very British. Once you find the St Albans Organ Museum, you'll want to go back again and again. Demonstrations by keen volunteers and musicians, a free cup of tea and a biscuit, and best of all, the sound track from West-Side Story boomed out on a mighty automated Wurlitzer organ at a volume that must have shaken... More 

2 Thank SECStAlbans
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So the discussion starts like this. "Where shall we go today?" "Well, why don't we give the Organ Museum a try today. We've not been before, and I hear its a real thrill." "What a great idea, darling. So, which Organ Museum shall we go to?" "Well, the one on Camp Road, of course!" So, your big moment arrives. You've... More 

7 Thank YorkshireTightGit
London, United Kingdom
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719 reviews
502 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 522 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank wingate
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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 

Thank Sahloff79
Swansea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank Carrie6651
st albans
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank paul s

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