Mechanical Music Museum & Bygones
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Contact Details: Blacksmith Road. Cotton
Stowmarket. Suffolk. IP14 4QN

Tel: O7708890728


Come visit a magical world where music was made not with computers or digital information but by mechanical movement. Our collection is literally an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of musical items and memorabilia. Visitors enjoy tours of actual working mechanical music devices, fairground organs, café dance organs, player pianos, barrel organs and LIVE performances on the mighty Wurlitzer cinema organ.
The collection also houses an endless collection of novelties creating a musical maze of mesmerising entertainment with sheet music as wallpaper, roof rafters covered with 78’s and gramophone discs and penny slot machines…the list, is endless.

Don’t Miss: The Wurlitzer Cinema Organ

Opening Hours:

29th May – 2nd October 2011 

Sundays Only: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Some private bookings available during season dates.


Adults:     £5.00
Children:  £1.00

No concessions or group rates are offered

Shop: The sales kiosk stocks recordings and postcards

Toilets: There is a separate toilet block on the forecourt. There is a disabled toilet.

Café: The sales kiosk also serves hot and cold drinks and confectionary.

Disabled Access: The museum has level disabled access through its wide main entrance. The Museum is on one level. At present we have no facilities specifically catering for the needs of visually or hearing-impaired visitors. There is a disabled toilet in the forecourt toilet block.

Parking:  There is ample free parking on the forecourt and in the meadow at the rear of  the main building.

At present we have no Learning resources specifically catering for schools or adult learning groups. However, our guided tours are structured in such a way as to appeal to, entertain and inform a wide age range.

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