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Finchcocks Living Museum of Music

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Address: Finchcocks Riseden, Goudhurst TN17 1HH, England
Phone Number: +44 1580 211702

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Pleasure and for Christmas fayre

Extremely welcoming team in an inspirational and tranquil area of East Sussex near the A21 South of London. A beautiful setting for viewing the countryside and meeting with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 4, 2016
Helen S
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Extremely welcoming team in an inspirational and tranquil area of East Sussex near the A21 South of London. A beautiful setting for viewing the countryside and meeting with friends and family. Large picnic area and on site facilities for all including a cafe.

Thank Helen S
Kent UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

Great place, a living museum where the staff play the instruments. Amazing house, with great well kept gardens, and very friendly owners. good food available in the undercroft. It's well off the road, so not accessible by walkable / public transport really.

Thank PhillKentUK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful location, a warm lovely house and the instruments were great especially as they were demonstrated at certain times and the musicians played and talked about the instruments as you walked around. I do not play the keyboards but all can have a go from children to visitors who are very tallented. There were also a few barrel organs.... More 

Thank Michael W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were made very welcome and sat down just in time for an interesting and delightful demonstration concert given by the owner and another artist - price included in the entry fee. The owner is wrapped up in his wonderful collection and full of information. After the concert we explored the house, which is interesting in itself, as is the... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

I was looking for a way of passing the time while my husband was on a course, and was pleased to find Finchcocks as I am fascinated by musical instruments. It's not a museum where everything of interest is behind ropes or in glass cases - the whole idea is that you play the instruments so that you can hear... More 

Thank Barbarajeh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015

We booked a concert given by Kate Semmens, a beautiful soprano and Steven Devine, a harpsichordist singing and playing pieces from the Anna Magdalena notebooks. The concert was in one of the rooms dedicated to an amazing collection of keyboard instruments and the intimate Georgian atmosphere really enhanced the evening. The 7.30 concert was preceded by an excellent two course... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015

We went just looking for a place to go and was really impressed by the building and gardens, very well preserved and maintained . The front is very impressive and a real picture opportunity. The collection of musical instruments is simply staggering. If music and in particular piano instruments is your thing then you will be in heaven . Some... More 

Thank Sammy509
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

We had a lovely evening at Finchcocks. We enjoyed a very good 2 course candle lit meal in the Cellar restaurant. I had a nice glass of merlot with duck and red cabbage. I have attached a photo of the dessert which was a work of art. The food was slow coming so there wasn't time for coffee. After the... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Angela L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kevin S

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