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Siegfried's Mechanisches Musikkabinett

Im Bromserhof, Oberstrasse 29, 65385 Ruedesheim am Rhein, Hesse, Germany
067 22 49217
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

During a week's cruise on the river Rhine, a tour party visited this museum on a shore excursion from the ship. We found the experience completely fascinating, and I would imagine that the collection it houses is entirely unique. Exhibits range from small musical boxes, through to Edison phonographs, on to very large automated instruments played by means of perforated... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A very unique museum with a huge collection of mechanical music cabinets from the early 1700s to the 1930s, fully restored and functional. Our tour came as part of the Ama Waterways Rhine River cruise so we visited the museum past 9:00 in the evening. Half expecting to be bored during the tour, I was anything but. Set in an... More

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A very original museum which brings you in the childhood and in the past when artisans were able to realise some miracle with their hands, it is a fantastic nostalgic moment with the mechanical music instruments really playing some amazing music. It is worth to visit it, a great moment of history and fun. And it is not expensive, a... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a very interesting tour of a beautiful collection of old mechanical musical devices. We really enjoyed it!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I visited Siegfried's Musikkabinett last week (October 28, 2014) with a group of some thirty others. Our guide was Elizabeth whose knowledge in her subject was excellent. Exhibits included machines that I had never knew existed. It didn't sound too exciting at first but it vas wunderbar!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've been to Siegfried's mechanisches museum with my brother last week and what a pleasant surprise! the museum is so interesting and with great musical automat antique instruments. our guide Elisabeth was great ! is a fun , interesting place to go, and I would say also dont miss it, cause where else in the world you could see such... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Be steeped of your feet when you are taken on a tour through this music box museum. There are music boxes from the 18th to the early 20th century. Your camera will be clicking the your eyes will be popping out at what you see and hear, absolutely amazing.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This museum is fascinating, filled with mechanical musical instruments from years gone by. The engineering is incredible and the fact that they all still play music is astounding! From tiny music boxes to circus style calliope they are just stunning. The tour guides are knowledgeable, and they play many of the instruments so you can hear first-hand the sound, which... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit here. The various musical devices were fascinating. The tour guide was excellent. She let a few people play one of the devices. I learned how elaborate some of the devices could be in sound, artistry and movement. This certainly reflects a bygone era before the age of recorded entertainment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing the automated musical instruments and marvelled at their engineering. The museum would be difficult for people who have a hard time walking. The museum guide was very good at showing how the instruments played.

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