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Tickets for Museum Speelklok

See and hear 500 years of self-playing musical history in this charming museum

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  10:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  10:00 - 17:00
Friday:  10:00 - 17:00
Highlights
  • Discover the unsung history of self-playing instruments with an all-singing collection of clocks, music boxes, orchestrions, street organs and more!
  • Enjoy a guided tour to learn all about the history of musical automata, and see famous instruments like the Arabier Organ and the Violina
  • Get hands-on with interactive displays and see how the restoration team takes care of the instruments - some of which are 500 years old!
Description

Enjoy a musical and whimsical day out at Utrecht's Speelklok Museum, and surround yourself with 'live' music performed by a huge collection of self-playing instruments. With more clocks, music boxes, orchestrions, and street organs that you can wave a conductor's baton at, it's a showcase of ingenious engineering and fascinating insight into life before the iPod.

Explore centuries of self-playing instruments and musical automata dating as far back as the 1600s.

Everything at the Speelklok Museum has been lovingly restored to its original working condition, so strolling through the museum is like being surrounded by your own personal symphony as the various contraptions are brought to sonorous life.

Kids will love checking out all the musical 'robots', and there's plenty of interactive displays and hands-on experiences that show exactly what makes them tick.

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What's included
  • Entry to the Museum Speelklok
  • Free lemonade at the museum café
  • Live musical tour in Dutch or English (optional)
Instructions

Make sure you have your smartphone ticket ready at the entrance and scan it to get in.

Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
Museum Speelklok
6,Steenweg, 3511 JP, Utrecht
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Live guide
English and Dutch
Additional info

Getting There

  • Train to Utrecht Central Station + a 10-minute walk
  • Bike: Park your bike near the museum in the free covered bicycle parking at Zadelstraat. It is also possible to park your bike at the Central Station, or behind the museum
  • Bus: Line 2 from Central Station to Domplein
  • Car: Parking at Springweg or Hoog Catharijne, or with P + R Utrecht
Insider tip

The delightful (and free) guided tour will teach you all about the history of hands-free music making.

Ryan
Senior Copywriter
Reviews
Sep 27, 2018
Interesting museum suitable for children.
A bit unorganized in the information, they forgot to give us some stuff we needed in the exhibition and had to go back and ask for them..
Aug 14, 2018
The collection is nice but at the time of visit part of the museum was closed in preparation for a new exhibition starting in September.
Fun for everybody; very recommended the guided tour in order to hear the automats playing music.
Jul 30, 2018
Veel gezien Veel geleerd.
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