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“A wonderful surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music

Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music
High Street, Northleach GL54 3ET, England
+44 (0)1451 860181
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Northleach
Type: Specialty Museums
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A wonderful surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Our guide was very knowledgable and made our visit so enjoyable. Haven't seen anything like this ever before and seeing a Steinway piano playing what was a live concert was fascinating.

Visited October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“What a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We weren't planning to visit this museum but did so on impulse - and what a fantastic experience. Although it did seem expensive (£8 entrance fee) it was actually worth every penny. David, our guide, was extremely informative, enthusiastic and brought all of the exhibits to life in such an enjoyable way. Also, praise too for the staff in the clock shop through which you walk to reach the museum. We had a very interesting talk with them too.

Visited October 2013
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Romsey
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“Worthwhile Musical Interlude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

You are given a guided tour of this small but interesting museum. The tour lasts about 45 -50 minutes. Our guide was knowledgeable and amusing. A worthwhile visit but if you're travelling far you'll need to combine it with something else. We went on to Birdland in Bourton on the Water which is just six miles away.

Visited September 2013
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was a fascinating museum and worth every penny. The two guides make the talks and demos very interesteing and are clearly really keen on their subject. It was a real highlight of the holiday for me, as I am a pianist and I loved looking at the internal workings of the various machines. probably not suitable for little ones but older children would enjoy it, especially if they at of the "how does it work?" stage. There are several chairs available for those who are less mobile. One short set of stairs to ascend in the museum.

Visited August 2013
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“Surprisingly good for young and old”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We tried this on the basis of the positive reviews, and all three of us (me and 11 and 13 year olds) really enjoyed it. It is 50 minutes watching fascinating devices and listening to a true devotee talk about them, which might stretch the patience of younger children, but mine were interested the whole time and quickly declared it 'excellent' on exit. Entrance is not cheap (£8 adults, children £3.50) but I felt it was worth it.

It might do to ring ahead. I hadn't realised that entrance is only with the guide, and we arrived half an hour before the next tour was due. We happily spent that time browsing in the very interesting little shop, but it could catch you out in different circumstances. The village is very beautiful, although there is not much there, and we were lucky to see it in superb summer weather. The nearby Doll's House shop looked amazing but is only open Thursday - Sunday, and we did have a look around the very beautiful church just nearby, which is of interest.

Visited July 2013
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