Welcome to our new, temporary website. Here’s a little info while we are in between websites…


Sunday 14 April, 5pm: Join us for a community event in the Artworks Courtyard, to celebrate the arrival of an alpine horn to the Museum’s collection, and experience ‘The Sound of Switzerland’ courtesy of fifteen members of the Swiss Kiwi Yodel Group, with alphorn music and yodeling. Entry by koha.


Every Saturday at 1;30pm our founders, Lloyd (A. T. C. L.) and Joan Whittaker, present a show of around 1 hour 15 minutes. The Live Show is a wonderful combination of information about the instruments and the museum’s history, and demonstrations of many of the instruments, and is great fun for adults and children. Tickets $12.50 with discounts for seniors and children. Free entry for children accompanied by an adult, and for Friends of the Museum accompanied by visitors.

Lately, Lloyd and Joan have had to miss some Live Shows. Please contact us while planning your visit, to ensure the Live Show will be running when you come over.


Are you visiting Waiheke? Looking for an activity for kids these holidays? Ever played a harpsichord or heard the fairy tinkling of a dulcitone? Come and see Lloyd and Joan’s collection of beautiful musical instruments, each with its own story. You can even have a play on some of the instruments. The Museum is open every afternoon (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day), entry is by donation.


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