Milton Keynes Museum will be transporting visitors to the days of fairground fun with the return of its popular Organ Festival this October.
Organs were the soundtrack of the fairground, and the music making machines are still a thrill for those who remember the charming machines from their youth.
Visitors to this celebration will be able to hear the historic organs playing just as they used to while youngsters would have soaked up all the fun of the fair with its toffee apples, hoopla and thrilling rides.
And the Organ Festival is a fine opportunity to show visiting youngsters the magic to be found – and heard – with the mechanical players.
Many of the exhibitors are travelling to take part in the sound-sational weekend, which is being hosted across October 12 & 13.
From petite music boxes to fairground centre-of-attractions, the museum will be dancing to a decidedly different tune at this celebration of organs great and small.
Some of the beautiful machines have been purpose built to continue the tradition, and their creators will be on hand, so there’s the chance to talk to the restorers.
Look out for the organ grinder’s monkey too!
Aside from the musical machines, the event will also feature a small amount of miniature steam traction engines, model displays and a little selection of gleaming classic cars.
All the other usual exhibitions will be open too, but only standard admission prices apply – which will also give you FREE entry for the following 12 months; adults £10, child £7, retired & unwaged £8. A family ticket (admitting two adults and up to four children) is £30.