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guinness-demonstrationDaily Live Demonstration:
Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
Every Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00PM

Join us in the galleries for an historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments and automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection. This custom designed, 4300 sq.ft. permanent exhibit features 150 superb examples of early mechanical musical entertainment. From precious smalls that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion.

Free with Museum admission.

Curator’s Tour of Murtogh’s Music Room
Thursday, September 14, 6:30-8:00PM

To honor the man, commemorate the gift, and celebrate the opening of the permanent Guinness Gallery 10 years ago, we invite you to join the Guinness Staff for an evening in Murtogh’s Music Room.  A new exhibit filled with personal effects and showcasing some of his favorite musical instruments and automata, most of which have never before been exhibited nor heard by the public.

Refreshments included.

Tickets: $25 per person


Image:  Longman Mechanical Barrel Piano, c. 1810, John Longman, London, England, 2003.18.254a-h.

22nd Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Sale
Saturday, August 5, 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Shop with top mineral, gem and fossil dealers.  Thousands of specimens and books, including overstock from the Morris Museum Collection!

Tickets: $5 Adults; $3 Children (under 12)
Ticket price includes admission to all the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions.


Image:  Crystal Grid, Amanda-Rachel Garcia