Surbi’s incredible music machines

Merry melodies at the banks of the Lake Balaton – mysteries of a unique collection

The museum is home to over 200 musical machines, gramophones and phonographs.

Mechanical musical instruments are self-playing machines which make the musical instrument sound, using an information carrier such as a pinned cylinder, music roll or punched disk. Between 1880 and 1910 nearly all musical instruments like pianos, organs, stringed instruments and music boxes were equipped with automatic controls. The oldest instrument in the collection is however older than 200 years. The most prominent instrument is a five meters long and three meters high orchestrion, which replaces a complete dance orchestra.

The museum can only be visited with a guide and on a prior appointment. The maximum number on the tour is 10 people. All instruments are functional and can be played.

Admission is free however financial support is welcome.

Tha guided tour lasts at least one hour. Photos can be taken during the tour.

The museum is recommended for families, people interested in music and technology, music schools and students.

Enjoy Surbi’s incredible music machines. You will not regret it!

Further information
H-8315 Gyenesdiás, Gödörházy St. 35.
+36 30 602 6868