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St. Albans Organ Museum

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Address: 320 Camp Road, St. Albans AL1 5PE, England
Phone Number: (01727) 873 896
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2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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A Classic - everyone should go at least once

The whole place is quaint, old fashioned and quintessentially British. Alton Towers it certainly is not.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The whole place is quaint, old fashioned and quintessentially British. Alton Towers it certainly is not.

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

A splendid chance to see historic theatre organs and musical boxes - all lovingly restored and maintained by a group of enthusiasts. We enjoyed an entertaining Sunday afternoon listening to a variety of these wonderful machines plus a live performance on a Wurlitzer by a chap who had travelled from Suffolk. There are also monthly concerts by top professionals on... More 

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Thank pat b
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

tucked away in the back street lies this little gem probably not everyones taste but I loved it : tea and cakes and live demonstrations of the fabulous organs

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Nuit st George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

well worth a trip to see this excellent collection of organs, fairground, dance and theater organs as well as music boxes and ephemeral bit and bobs. Look locally for times of opening. All this and a cup of tea and a biscuit. great afternoon.

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Thank Tony R
Edlesborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Wow ! How often is something better than anticipated ? This venue is a great nostalgia night out. For us oldies it is a wonderful experience of those by gone days when part of the nights entertainment at the cinema was a break between films for the 15/20 minute interval of listening to the Grand Organs of the day. The... More 

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Thank frederickm79
Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Museum contains collection of fairground organs, music boxes, and other unusual instruments, a Wurlitzer Theatre Organ and a Ruff Theatre Organ. All the instruments were demonstrated by a group of volunteers. You even get a cup of tea included in the admission price. Opening times limited. Check on their website.

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Thank Brian12082015
St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Quirky and whimsical, very British. Once you find the St Albans Organ Museum, you'll want to go back again and again. Demonstrations by keen volunteers and musicians, a free cup of tea and a biscuit, and best of all, the sound track from West-Side Story boomed out on a mighty automated Wurlitzer organ at a volume that must have shaken... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

So the discussion starts like this. "Where shall we go today?" "Well, why don't we give the Organ Museum a try today. We've not been before, and I hear its a real thrill." "What a great idea, darling. So, which Organ Museum shall we go to?" "Well, the one on Camp Road, of course!" So, your big moment arrives. You've... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This venue is just as much about hearing as viewing the organs.Difficult enough in North London,when only the Odeon Leicester Square is still having organ concerts.Now listening to an organ in its original cinema setting and listening to it in this museum is not quite the same.Nevertheless it will have to do as a substitute.Len played 5 separate instruments.there was... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Visited the organ museum (or more accurately the organ theatre) for the first time last Sunday afternoon for their festive show. A real Christmas cracker - trust me, you don't know the meaning of the word entertainment until you've witnessed a pensioner playing a Beatles medley on his home-made organ! So onto the venue and the 'museum' aspect itself.... For... More 

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