Orugoru no Chiisana Hakubutsukan

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Orugoru no Chiisana Hakubutsukan(オルゴールの小さな博物館) is a museum of mechanical musical instruments, located in Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo. It houses the private collection of Yoshihito Namura.

The museum was the first of its kind in Japan when it opened in May 1983. The current building was erected in 2003.

"Orugoru no Chiisana Hakubutsukan" offers an overview of the development of mechanical musical reproducers which were made from the end of the 18th to the 20th century. Visitors experience demonstrations of antique musical devices accompanied by scholarly explanation.

About The Museum
  • Museum course (5F&6F)

(By advance reservation only. (15 persons max.))

  • Concert course (1F)

  • Museum Shop ((1F&2F)

  • Closed

  • Cylinder

  • Disc

  • Automaton

  • Street organ

  • Player piano

  • musical clock

  • Cylinder Musical box : Paillard Sublime Harmonie Piccolo Systeme Plerodienique, ca.1890, Swiss
  • Disc Musical box :Symphonion Changer Style120S, ca.1900, German
  • Automaton :Lambert Turkish Smoker, ca.1890, French
  • Street organ : Bacigalupo, ca.1900, German
  • Player piano:Steinway & Sons Duo-Art, ca.1920, American, Aeolian Company
  • Musical clock:Musical Bracket Clock, ca.1790, England, Robt Hughs