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A blast from the past!

An amazing collection and worth taking time to visit and experience pianos/pianolas of all sizes... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
DianeC380
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Auckland, New Zealand
Surprisingly, the museum contains a unique Wellershaus Organ

Among the collection of rare pianos and other musical instruments, Whittakers museum contains a... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
SandLexia
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

An amazing collection and worth taking time to visit and experience pianos/pianolas of all sizes and ages. My first visit was many years ago - a most memorable time when Mr Whittaker snr played for us.

Thank DianeC380
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Among the collection of rare pianos and other musical instruments, Whittakers museum contains a splendid example of an early 20th century Wellershaus fairground organ from Germany. Although not working - a bonus as they are designed to produce immense volume - it is beautiful to...More

Thank SandLexia
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Expecting to see some musical instruments, we were treated not only to the very charming Whittaker couple explaining the instruments they have collected, but also to hearing them play the instruments so beautifully. I am now at home re-enjoying the experience listening to Lloyd Whittaker's...More

Thank ManilaKwan
Reviewed 7 January 2018

A museum like no other. If you are interested in pianos or its' derivatives then you must visit this small museum.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We happened on the Museum during a presentation for a bus tour and it was wonderful. The musicians the instruments and the CD is still played here in our house quite often. Loved the place. (Our visit was in Feb 2016)

Thank CodyWyomingite
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Fantastic museum with a wide array of beautifully restored musical instruments from the last three centuries. The real gem about this place is the 1.30pm concert. Watch as Joan and Lloyd take you on a trip down yesteryear explaining the history and personal connection with...More

Thank Z9509NXbrianp
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This was an unforgettable trip lead by Joan and Lloyd Whittaker through a historical range of fascinating instruments from accordions to pianolas, organs and grand pianos. They are all beautiful and playable.

Thank Judyrichspain
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The museum has the most interesting collection of musical, all in working condition, which you can play. During our visit another international visitor played all the keyboard instruments and treated everyone to a spontaneous concert. The staff told us that this is very common as...More

Thank ormerods
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Whittakers survives on donations and a minimal entry fee. Each day, they do a sort of "concert" demonstrating a huge range of instruments. Unusually, provided you treat the instruments with respect, they will let you play the less fragile ones - awesome ! Sadly the...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Every musical instrument in this little museum has a story, and often it's written for all to read. I was amused by the various accordions, but my favorite instrument in the collection was the "mission organ" as I could just imagine it on the back...More

Thank kehoedds
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