We have been here a few times over the years. As professional musicians, we always seek out places like this and have been in similar museums in England, Germany, Michigan, Maine and other places. This one certainly holds its own against the others. The guide was thorough and very knowledgeable. She allowed us to set our own pace and played many of the machines and instruments. The collection is huge. The tour takes place on the first floor and includes music boxes, gramophones and calliopes (among other items). The 2nd floor and the basement are also chock full and you can wander around those two floors on your own. The repair shop is on the 2nd floor and you can see right in. Extremely friendly people. There is a small shop with old sheet music, recordings and musical themed gifts. Franklin is a lovely little town and there are numerous small shops and restaurants on the same street as the museum. We like to go down for the day.
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