Long before the invention of recorded sound, many mechanical devises existed for producing music without the need for musicians.
The Grange Musical Collection is a unique, collection of self-playing musical instruments. Educational talks and demonstrations by appointment or why not come and visit the Collection on one of our open days.
2021 Open Days
(Please note all of these dates are subject to COVID19 restrictions)
15th May 2021 Cancelled
16th May 2021 Diss Organ Festival Cancelled
6th June 2021 Cancelled
4th July 2021 Cancelled
We're thrilled to announce that The Grange Musical Collection is reopening very close to normal operating. From the 19th July 2021 we are able to be open for the 5th September open day 2021 2pm -5pm.
We have been working hard to ensure the TGMC is safe for both our visitors and volunteers. We have lovely large open spaces outside, some exhibits will be out doors.
If you are planning a visit then there is no need to pre book, this can all be done on the gate as you arrive. Please bring a face covering, We will need a name and address from one member in your group please.
1st August 2021 2pm-5pm
5th September 2021 2pm-5pm with Tom Horton
3rd October 2021 Fair Organ Day 10am-5pm
The 36th Fairground Organ Enthusiasts’ Day, Sunday 3rd October 2021, with gates open at 10.00 a.m. to 5pm. Following on the cotton tradition in memory of Robert Finbow the 36th fairground organ enthusiasts day will be held at the Grange musical collection Palgrave, With visiting organs and engines in steam. Admission: FOE Day. Adults £8.00 & children 16 and under £2.00, in aid of Mechanical Music Museum Trust
7th November 2021 2pm-5pm
5th December 2021 2pm-5pm
New to the collection
We are absolutely delighted to share with you that the museum has a fantastic new addition on loan from Barnaby Newton, It is his replica 89 key Marenghi.
It sounds absolutely fantastic and we will be travelling it to various events as well as having it on show at the Grange musical collection. Thank you for trusting it with us Barnaby We feel very honoured.