Golden Era Piano Museum


About

The Museum will close in Neville on Sunday 1 December at 4 pm and will be moved over Christmas to the Museum’s new location:
152 Percy Street Wellington, NSW, 2820.
Opening in 2020 at a date to be announced.

Located in the beautiful Neville village, is the Golden Era Piano Museum. The building was built in the late 1800’s and is of timber open cathedral type construction. It oozes character from another time. An agent for Palings Pianos in 1915. The museum has a history with Pianos having been agents for Palings Pianos before 1915.
The building has been used as a Bank in 1913, Gas Station, Movie Theatre, General Store and Post Office, it has an interesting history.

Today, transformed into the Golden Era Piano Museum it is the only Piano museum in Australia. It is the perfect venue to learn more about pianos. A living museum, visitors can hear instruments in fully guided tours available weekends and by appointment weekdays.

“The Golden Era”

Around the turn of the twentieth century a period of prosperity inspired an interest in culture and the arts. now known as the “Golden Era”, this wonderful period of piano supremacy was from approximately the 1860’s to 1914 ending with the commencement of the first world war. As one of the only sources of music in the home, the domestic importance of the Piano was at its peak. At this time the mechanism or action, was fully developed by Sebastien Erard making the most complex and delicate works possible. The wealthy commissioned bespoke, Art cased pianos as visible status symbols to stand as centrepieces in a room. International competitions were held to award ” Golden Medallions ” to the winners. Pianos in the “Golden Era Piano museum are by those brilliant and innovative makers who achieved Golden Medallions. Other technical innovations of the instrument had reached maturity prompting a flourish in custom made, luxurious cases. The breathtaking craftsmanship illustrated by these pianos reflect a climactic time in piano making and stand as monuments to the position of the piano in social history.

*OPEN TIMES:
The Museum is open every weekend and long weekends from 10 am. until 4 pm.

General Admission to view the collection of over 40 historic keyboard instruments is Adults $15.00 Children $10.00 and under 5’s free

WEEKEND GUIDED TOURS: Available Weekends at 11 am and 1 pm during summer and 1 pm during winter. In the Guided Tours Visitors can hear these amazing instruments and learn how a bow and arrow became the “King of Strings”, a history of the piano. The guided tour takes around one and a half hours. Group Size of up to around 25 visitors. $25.00 for Adults $15.00 for Children & Children under 5 are free

WEEKDAY PRIVATE GUIDED TOURS: Tours are available by appointment only on weekdays. The Guided Tours allow Visitors to hear these amazing instruments and learn how a simple bow and arrow became the “King of Strings” history of the piano. The tour takes around one and a half hours. Group Size of up to around 25 visitors. The tour takes around one and a half hours. Call for pricing.

Unlock the secrets of the Piano at Golden Era Piano Museum in Neville NSW For Group or Private Tour bookings call us on 02-63688441

Contact

(02) 6368 8441
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Entry Fees

General Admission
to view the collection of over 40 historic keyboard instruments
Adults $15.00
Children $10.00 and under 5's free  


Getting There
52-54 Carcoar Street
Neville

Opening Hours

Sunday, Saturday
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Museum is open every weekend and long weekends from 10 am. until 4 pm.