The Mechanical Organ Extravaganza


Hear the sounds of street organs and the roundabout/carousel organs that you hear on your visit to the fairgrounds. Hear the buskers’ organs on the streets winding their handles to create that wonderful upbeat music.

It will all be here at the Weald & Downland Living Museum on Sunday 25th September

Some of the organs were built dating back before the turn of the century.

See and hear how they work, listen to all the different sounds from the smallest hand turned organ to the mighty large fairground organ.

A complete fun day out with Mechanical music for the whole family

A detailed programme will be released one month prior to this activity.

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Information for Visitors

The Museum’s 40 acres site, historic gardens and buildings are fascinating places to learn about rural history. Visitors can purchase grain from the Shepherds Hut (coffee cart) and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for the heavy horses and other traditional breed farm animals including pigs, chickens and geese. There are a number of lovely woodland trails, including a woodland play area for children to explore.

Due to current Government restrictions, our waterside café will be open for takeaway only. Visitors can bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site. Takeaway refreshments will be available from our Shepherd’s Hut (coffee cart) located near the Stables. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Please note that the Museum is a no-smoking site. Visitors with access needs are advised to read our accessibility page in advance of their visit.

All activities are subject to change.

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Sun 25 September 2022