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Address: Goudhurst, Goudhurst TN17 1HH, England
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Wonderful concert and great musical items in shop

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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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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Fairlight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here. Before the house opened we strolled in the gardens then had a delicious lunch. We entered the house and were able. To view the vast array of antique instruments and were invited to play them if we wished. The lady of the house gave an interesting talk on the history of the house which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I visited one afternoon at the beginning of May as part of a coach group. We were given a warm welcome by Katrina Burnett upon arrival and started our tour of the huge variety of keyboard instruments scattered throughout the house with explanations of each along the way. We were also given an interesting potted history of the connection of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Richard and Katrina Burnett welcomed us all so warmly on a beautiful May day. We are part of a group from the Pewsey Vale NADFAS and we had no idea we were going to have such a fascinating very special time at Finchcocks. Katrina introduced us in such an amusing and very interesting way to their vast collection of many... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A very English museum in a delightful rural setting, Finchcocks is a treat. You don't have to be a musical expert to enjoy the display of around 100 historical keyboard instruments but if you are an expert doubtless you will get even more than we did out of a visit. We were treated to an erudite but accessible talk/demonstration by... More 

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