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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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A Grand Night Out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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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 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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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.

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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 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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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 

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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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Peterborough, 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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