Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music

Jon writes: "Hi Tom. The other day, my girlfriend came home with a leaflet for 'Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music'
She knows me too well. We went on a trip to Northleach in the Cotswolds to have a look yesterday. I tell you, this place is fantastic!
Along with the little gift shop, there's a museum packed to the ceiling with all sorts of goodies. They do a tour for £6.50 which lasts an hour and is well worth the trip.
I've got a bit of a thing for music boxes, and there are more here than you can shake a stick at, along with huge beasts from German beer halls and all sorts. We even got to listen to a Steinway player piano, playing Wagner recorded by Rachmaninov. I was like a kid in a sweet shop, and didn't ask half the questions (or take half the photos) I should have, as I was a little bit in awe!.
Highlights include the Midi pipe organ, an early cylinder music box, an Ariston disc-playing symphonium, and the original disc created for the 'Labyrinth' soundtrack, recorded for the film on a player borrowed from the museum.
You've got to go, you'll love it (probably)!

The other day, my girlfriend came home with a leaflet for 'Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music'

best girlfriend ever
It looks superb, my engineer ex-flatmate tried to get a job there last year (to no avail, sadly)...
Hearing an large orchestrion in person is a slightly stunning sonic experience.

Hearing a large Orchestron in person is also a treat, but much more lo-fi.
Thanks a lot for mentioning this - not too far away from me and sounds fantastic - I think I've heard mention of it before...
Wow, looks v cool. I'm down that way a couple of times each year so I'll have to drag the family along I think ;)
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