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Milton Keynes Museum is alive with sound of music

Date Posted:02/10/2017

MK Museum Organ FestivalMilton Keynes Museum will be transporting visitors to the days of fairground fun with the return of its popular Organ Festival this October.

Organs were the soundtrack of the fairground, and the music making machines are still a thrill for those who remember the charming machines from their youth.

Visitors to this celebration will be able to hear the historic organs playing just as they used to while youngsters would have soaked up all the fun of the fair with its toffee apples, hoopla and thrilling rides. And the Organ Festival is a fine opportunity to show visiting youngsters the magic to be found – and heard - with the mechanical players.

Many of the exhibitors are travelling to take part in the sound-sational weekend, which is being hosted across October 7 & 8.

From petite music boxes to fairground centre-of-attractions, the museum will be dancing to a decidedly different tune at this celebration of organs great and small.

Some of the beautiful machines have been purpose built to continue the tradition, and their creators will be on hand, so there's the chance to talk to the restorers. Look out for the organ grinder's monkey too!

All the other usual exhibitions will be open too, but only standard admission prices apply – which will also give you FREE entry for the following 12 months when Gift Aid is given; adults £9, child £6, retired & unwaged £7. A family ticket (admitting two adults and up to four children) is £26.

More information about the Organ Festival and all the forthcoming attractions can be found on the museum's website

Opening hours: 11am-4.30pm
Address: Milton Keynes Museum,  McConnell Drive, Wolverton,  Milton Keynes MK12 5EL