The Dance Hall

The Dance Hall
The Dance Hall

The tour of the permanent exhibition ends in the Dance Hall, which contains the museum's several orchestrions. These astonishing music automatons – essentially miniature orchestras in a cabinet – replaced dance bands in places of hospitality in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Highlights include a Phonoliszt-Violina made in Leipzig by the Hupfeld Company, a Weber Unika from Waldkirch, near Freiburg im Breisgau, and a Decap dance organ from Antwerp with a wealth of light-hearted dance music.

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