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Address: Goudhurst, Goudhurst TN17 1HH, England
Phone Number: 01580 211702
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I was looking for a way of passing the time while my husband was on a course, and was pleased to find Finchcocks as I am fascinated by musical instruments. It's not a museum where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I was looking for a way of passing the time while my husband was on a course, and was pleased to find Finchcocks as I am fascinated by musical instruments. It's not a museum where everything of interest is behind ropes or in glass cases - the whole idea is that you play the instruments so that you can hear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We booked a concert given by Kate Semmens, a beautiful soprano and Steven Devine, a harpsichordist singing and playing pieces from the Anna Magdalena notebooks. The concert was in one of the rooms dedicated to an amazing collection of keyboard instruments and the intimate Georgian atmosphere really enhanced the evening. The 7.30 concert was preceded by an excellent two course... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went just looking for a place to go and was really impressed by the building and gardens, very well preserved and maintained . The front is very impressive and a real picture opportunity. The collection of musical instruments is simply staggering. If music and in particular piano instruments is your thing then you will be in heaven . Some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a lovely evening at Finchcocks. We enjoyed a very good 2 course candle lit meal in the Cellar restaurant. I had a nice glass of merlot with duck and red cabbage. I have attached a photo of the dessert which was a work of art. The food was slow coming so there wasn't time for coffee. After the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I bought scarves with music symbols and two musical instruments for fun to blow on. Glass of wine with the concert. Amusing musical instruments. Must go back for the daytime tour. Managed to see the musical instruments during the evening concert but forgot the cellar restaurant which looks atmospheric.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a very nice visit to Finchcocks on easter Monday.As the museum has limited opening times it was a good time to go. The museum is in beautiful grounds and has lovely gardens with plenty of seating,inside is a great collection of keyboards from harpsichords to grand pianos most of which you are able to have a go on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A beautiful Baroque Georgian house tucked into the heart of the Kent Weald hides an exciting secret behind it's stunning Archeresque facade (that should pique the interest of the architects among you, as apparently the house is a case study of this rare style). The owners are avid collectors and restorers of historic keyboards and musical instruments. Over 100 harpsichords,... More 

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Welling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

With no children to entertain and nowhere to go, we googled things to do in Kent and found FInchcocks. It is a country estate that is totally off the beaten track, but one that holds a secret - over 100 harpsichords, clavichords, forte-pianos, pianos and organs and you are allowed not only to touch them, but joy of joys, actively... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you have any interest in music, especially the piano. There is a collection of some 100 instruments, many of which are playable (in fact you are encouraged to do so, if you can) even though some instruments are positively ancient. If you are lucky you may have a humorous demonstration by Mr Burnett, the owner, who was a concert... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Unlike Bodiam and Batemans who are National Trust , Finchcocks is owned privately, when entering you will be amazed at all the instruments the Harpsichords, Pianos. Most of them are hundreds of years old. The owner walks around with you explaining the history of the instruments and at the end actually plays a few of them , which was fantastic.... More 

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Address: Address: Goudhurst, Goudhurst TN17 1HH, England
Phone Number: 01580 211702
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