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The Mechanical Music Museum, opened in 1988, recently doubled its exhibition surface and revised its scenography. Let us guide you to discover an original and unique collection with more than 750 pieces: carillons, music boxes, barrel organs, dance...more
This was a really enjoyable afternoon with the family. Very welcoming guide who demonstrated some of the marvellous musical machines including bizarre mechanized violins and mandolins alongside barrel organs, music boxes and player pianos. Some interactive exhibits were a delight for our 3 year old,...More
Thus museum is much bigger than expected and much more interesting.
It is packed full of anything that makes music in a mechanical way, far more than expected.
Tiny models up to huge fair ground organs often in beautiful wooden boxes .
A display of...More
This carousel is apparently one of the oldest in France, and it is still operating! Located just opposite the Tourist Bureau. Open between 4 and 7, so, for those who are not really into standard indoor museums, or don't have the time, this open-air merry-go-round,...More
What a fantastic museum - if you like the idea of mechanical music machines - but sadly, although the website promised a guided tour as long as we were there by 1800, there was in fact no guide, so none of the machines were turned...More
A truly amazing collection of automated music dating back hundreds of years. The ingenuity of these machines is breathtaking and must be really educational to young people who know only electronic solutions. Not only did we once do it with hundreds of moving parts, but...More
Wonderful collection of mechanical music....loved the Roger gallet moving artistry!
Great history of recording and cinema....plenty of hands on.
Would love to return in the summer for concerts.
This is quite a large and comprehensive museum of the art and history of Mechanical Musical Instruments. Most are in working order, which is well demonstrated during the hour-long guided tour.
I enjoyed it.
I would complain, though, that the welcome from the ladies at...More
Our 3 and 6 year old grandchildren loved it as much as we did. So many of the items on display could be made to work. We tagged on to part of the guided tour and despite not understanding the French enjoyed the demonstrations of...More
beautifully laid out - just caught the end of the last guided tour of the day so only got to hear two organs :(
would be nice to have more information available - via qr codes? or a recorded guide? they have so many interesting...More