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T H wrote a review Jan 2019
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If you're passionate about music, particularly hymns, then this is a must see experience. The owners live on site, and are two of the loveliest people you'll ever meet. The collection ranges from tiny portable instruments all the way up to incredible massive organs, and you can play them all. I spent over an hour there with my tolerant wife and only played on 4 or 5... I'm definitely coming back with my own hymn book to visit again.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from OrganMuseum, Manager at Woodville Reed Organ Museum
Responded Jan 22, 2019
Was a pleasure to have you here!
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Divaricoux wrote a review Dec 2018
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful time at the Woodville Reed Organ Museum. I phoned Rosalie beforehand to check they were open to visitors, and she was very helpful, welcoming, and friendly. When we arrived, we were given a free tour of the collection by organ collector extraordinaire Milton, who shared so many wonderful stories and facts about each instrument with us. A particular highlight was being permitted (and encouraged) to play any of the organs we wished to play - music was even provided for this! Highly recommended to all musicians, music lovers, and anyone interested in history and fascinating stories.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Lynda726 wrote a review Jan 2017
Napier, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
The reed organ museum at Woodville is a gem. Not only is it packed with the most amazing organs, the owners have a story about them all. The visit was most fascinating, and it was a privilege to play some of them.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Ethne2016 wrote a review Feb 2016
Dannevirke, New Zealand2 contributions
If you are heading to Woodville or just passing through, you simply must stop and visit the reed organ museum. For the music and/or history buff It is an absolute wonderland, full to bursting with unique and rare reed organs. Hosts, Rosalie and Milton Wainright, generously share their knowledge and are fountains of information regarding their own collection of organs and the history of organs in general. We reluctantly had to cut our visit short, but will be returning, probably more than once!
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Date of experience: February 2016
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Organum2 wrote a review Jan 2016
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom205 contributions37 helpful votes
Our NZ friends found this museum which I wondered about as I normally play pipe organs. The wonderful welcoming of Rosalie and Milton made us at ease and we were soon trying out this amazing collection. Having a lot of suitable music around helped out the sounds of the organs into context and we returned after lunch to continue this great experience.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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