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The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music

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The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music

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Dina N wrote a review Aug 2020
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Very unprofessionally run. We called ahead and were told there are tours every hour on the hour, and that a family of our size doesn't need to book ahead. Upon arrival, at what should have been 20 minutes before a tour, we were abruptly told there was no room in the next group despite there being no sign of any other visitors around. Very strange, and if I were a suspicious person I would suspect we were the victims of some kind of bias.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Giora_I_L wrote a review Feb 2020
Haifa, Israel6,097 contributions233 helpful votes
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We have been to Ein Hod many time, but never reach this place. My friends recommended and we really enjoyed. In a crowded room there is the finest collections of antique music boxes and other mechanical musical instruments. The collection, which was accumulated over 40 years by Nisan Cohen, including music boxes, hurdy gurdies, an automatic organ, a reproducing player piano, a collection of 100 year old gramophones,hand operated automatic pianos. The tour includes live demonstration of many instruments.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Giora_I_L wrote a review Jan 2020
Haifa, Israel6,097 contributions233 helpful votes
Added to our plan without realizing how special this place is. Museum founder Nisan Cohen spent his life collecting dozens of music boxes and strange musical instruments from all over the world. We got a presentation of the fascinating display of mechanical music instruments, some of which are more than 200 years old. The show included musical-boxes, an automatic organ, a piano that can imitate famous pianists, ancient gramophones, and large music box used in fairs. Very interesting!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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RYHermony wrote a review Aug 2019
Haifa District, Israel117 contributions51 helpful votes
A small but cramped and crowded room filled with dozens of very dusty music boxes of all kinds but mostly wood. "Nisco" is a photographer by profession who has travelled around the world and seen and collected all the boxes and players as he saw them. Another reviewer says he is nearly ninety, he looks very good for ninety but told us he was in his seventies (we were a group of senior citizens). A Steiner played Verdi and the carousel in the picture played the Can-Can. We heard "his Masters Voice" cylinders and stainless steel "disks" hand wound and with delightful sounds. He spoke to us in bad Hebrew, even worse Yiddish and mostly English. He is s real character and worth meeting and listening to.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Mark W wrote a review Apr 2019
Boca Raton, Florida2,597 contributions1,180 helpful votes
Ein Hod offers so many choices. Where do you start? The Nisco Museum is a good choice, especially for families. The Nisco Museum displays a variety of objects, but especially zany, Dada-inspires items.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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