Whittaker's Musical Museum

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Mary D
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Friends
This place is a joy to visit! Full of old musical instruments which are mostly in perfect working order. My favourite was the piano which worked by pumping the pedals!! It played the music as if you were a Maestro!!
The lady in attendance gave us a very comprehensive history of the place.. it is maintained on a voluntary basis and relies on donations from visitors.They have recitals there every so often. A very interesting and enjoyable place to visit.
Written 8 March 2019
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Amanda P
Sydney, Australia185 contributions
Family
we stumbled across this place and glad we went in. Great collection of pianos; pianolas and fair memorabillia. It is worth popping in whilst Oneroa
Written 10 February 2019
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Diane C
Auckland, New Zealand121 contributions
Friends
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.
Written 5 September 2018
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SandLexia
Auckland Central, New Zealand110 contributions
Couples
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 look at with it's restored, hand-decorated figurines and bright facade. Quite a find.
Written 1 April 2018
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ManilaKwan
Manila80 contributions
Friends
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 CD.
Written 23 March 2018
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Stephen H
Christchurch, New Zealand32 contributions
Family
A museum like no other. If you are interested in pianos or its' derivatives then you must visit this small museum.
Written 7 January 2018
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CodyWyomingite
Cody, WY68 contributions
Couples
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)
Written 16 August 2017
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Z9509NXbrianp
Auckland Central, New Zealand22 contributions
Couples
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 their instruments. The ease at which both interchange instruments and perform solo pieces and duets was worth every cent and then some. The fact they then let you play afterwards is a huge added bonus. We were very lucky to have a young pianist in the audience who looked very at home on the 100 year old grand piano - she was a real talent and an unexpected surprise at the museum. The owners enthusiasm and passion for the restoration, history and performance of their collection of instruments makes this a must do if you are on Waiheke Island.
Written 15 April 2017
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Richard S
JnRsnextstop-Roma13 contributions
Friends
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.
Written 14 March 2017
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Steve O
Buderim, Australia39 contributions
Friends
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 a good musical museum invariably attracts people who are musically talented.

I can strongly recommend a visit to this museum and even if none of the other visitors choose to play the instruments, the staff will.
Written 11 March 2017
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