"Museum" of

Mechanical Music

What is the "Museum" of Mechanical Music?

If stretching the term a bit you can call the building in Varkaus a museum, but even roadside signs uses quotation marks. The Museum of Mechanical Music is an experience – a carnival for all the senses – which you want to experience again as if you had just stepped out of your favourite ride in an amusement park.

In its own unique way, this slightly surreal “museum” is a place after which you listen to all the music differently. The ever-growing collection of more than 400 objects in seven halls of a huge building leaves no one cold. From music boxes, automatic pianos and orchestras, special and interesting pocket-sized instruments to Goliath, which weighs 5,000 kg – an “orchestrion” that creates an invisible orchestra of 75 musicians. We have it all!

Here you can hear music from Mozart to Lady Gaga and in ways you never thought you would experience. A musical journey takes you from the 1850s to the present day. Come and experience the happiest, liveliest, most colorful and musical destination in Finnish tourism scene, with immersive tours which in times remind more show and circus. We offer you a break during which you’ll forget the outside world for a moment.

Tickets

Adults 16€ /pcs
Children
from 5 to 15 y.o.
8€ /pcs
Children
from 0 to 5 y.o.
free with an adult

Groups

up from 10 persons

Adults 15€ /pcs
Children
from 1 to 15 y.o.
8€ /pcs

Groups

up from 30 persons

Adults 14€ /pcs
Children
from 1 to 15 y.o.
8€ /pcs
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All prices include a guided tour of the museum. Tour lasts a bit more than one hour.

Payment methods: cash, Finnish bank cards, Visa/Visa Electron, Mastercard. Group bookings can also be paid by invoice, in which case an invoice surcharge of € 6 will be added to the total amount.

Group leaders and group chauffeurs visit us free of charge.

Opening hours

The opening hours of the Museum of Mechanical Music vary according to the season. Here you will find tour times for each season.
 
We also serve groups of at least 10 people outside of closing hours – tours are reservable by phone. 
 
Please note that even in the low season – at the beginning of the year 1.3.-31.3. and at the end of the year 11.11-15.12. – we serve both private clients and groups. Tours are reservable by phone.

All times are local Finnish time (UTC/GMT +2 hours)

Museum of Mechanical Music