open: Mon-Sat 09:00-17:00 (closed on Sundays)
Guided tours, every hour on the hour-no need for advance reservations
Special Concerts: 2 hours with coffee break: by appointment only
Groups: by advance appointment
The “Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music” in Ein Hod Artists’ Village contains one of the finest collections of antique music boxes and other mechanical musical instruments in the Middle East.
The collection, which was accumulated, over 40 , by Nisan Cohen, the founder of the “Nisco Museum”, contains music boxes, hurdy gurdies, an automatic organ, a reproducing player piano, a collection of 100 year old manivelles, gramophones, hand operated automatic pianos and a great variety of other antique musical instruments.
Price: Adults: 30 IS , Children: 20 IS
NEW: SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES.
The Nisco Museum of Antique Music boxes inaugurates its spring Saturday Night concert series on March 20 at 8:30 PM . Program will include Beethovens Moonlight Sonata recorded on a piano roll 100 years ago by Joseph Lehvinne,Bach’s Tocata and Fugue in D played on an automatic 120 year old 600 reed Harmonium organ, Mendelssohn’s Midsummers Night Dream played on the same organ, Rhapsody in Blue played by Georg Gershwin himself recorded on a piano roll 90 years ago.plus selections by Mozart, Schubert, Joplin, Chopin and others. Concert is two hours with coffee and cake served during intermission. Cost is 50 shekels. Seating limited to 55 people. For reservations and information call 524-755-313
“The Nisco Museum of Mechanical Music” has established an archives of old Yiddish gramophone records which were recorded from early 1900″s to the beginning of World War II.
The recordings reflect the spirit, soul and humor of a peoples soon to be destroyed by the Nazi murderers.
In an attempt to accumulate and preserve as many of these testimonies of a culture as possible, the archive hopes that the echoes of the lost people and their Yiddish language will forever be heard on the very instruments they were meant to be played on.