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Museum Speelklok ( Nationaal Museum van Speelklok tot Pierement)

Steenweg 6, 3511 Utrecht, The Netherlands (Lange Elisabethstraat Mariaplaats)
030 231 27 89
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Utrecht
Type: Children's Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums
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Bussum, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum is unique in the Netherlands (and abroad): it houses a unique collection of street organs, music boxes and all kinds of automatic musical devices, and is hosted in a beautiful church in the pedestrian zone of Utrecht, one of the country's capitals of music (famous for itsFestival of Old Music). Ideal for a shorter or longer visit on... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a marvellous museum. The instruments are well displayed with lots of interaction, sights and sounds. The tour is a must as they tell you about the instruments and also start them up so you can hear them. Many of the items on display can also be heard if you insert a little playing card which you need to... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent collection of mechanical toys, clocks and musical instruments. Go with one of the tours as they will start up some of the musical instruments in the collection.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This museum is extremely impressive even before entering its portals. The museum is based in a delightful medieval church (Buurkerk). The welcome was friendly and the price of 11 Euros was certainly not excessive for the sheer number and quality of the exhibits. The key elements of the museum were clockwork (often musical) toys and automated organs and pianos. There... More

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San Francisco
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102 reviews 102 reviews
16 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We were taken here by family that lives locally. We would not have thought to go if they hadn't brought us. We loved it. In fact, our kids said it was one of the best museums ever, and they meant it. It is critical that you take a tour. Without the demonstrations of the various musical machines this is just... More

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Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a small museum recommended by a friend. It is a short walk from the central train station and not far from the Dom Cathedral Square. We were surprised to find such a collection of mechanical musical instruments. The docents give a great tour choosing a variety of "instruments" to showcase. The museum is built within an old church... More

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Rye, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Every so often you come across a small museum with a specialized collection that is so well displayed and so full of both facts and fun that you realize you have stumbled on a treasure. The Museum Speelklok is one of those special places. The exhibits have a lot of hands on and family friendly elements, along with a couple... More

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Toronto, Canada
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115 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We arrived half an hour before closing and weren't here long enough to do a full assessment. What I saw, the automatons and some of the mechanical musical instruments make me think that an extended visit might well result in giving it an excellent rating. We'll have to go back there. What I saw was quite fascinating, but I need... More

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San Jose, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A kaleidoscope of music boxes and clocks, self-playing instruments, street organs, gigantic jukeboxes and calliopes puts a smile on everyone’s face at Museum Speelklok (or Musical Clock Museum). Hidden in the ancient university town of Utrecht, it’s just a half-hour away from Amsterdam by train and a 10-minute walk from the station. Guided tours are offered every hour and are... More

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Sunderland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My 3 and 4 year olds loved this museum and the guided your was great. The lady spoke English and made sure that we were included in all of the demonstrations. The children got to use some of the exhibits and the concert organ playing pharrell Williams 'happy' was fantastic. Really enjoyed the visit.

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