The Musical Box Society of Great Britain

Welcome to the Musical Box Society of Great Britain.

An international organisation with members in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia it brings together all those who share an interest in mechanical musical instruments.

Formed in 1962 initially for lovers of musical boxes its scope now embraces all forms of self-playing instruments, from minute singing bird automata, musical snuff boxes, cylinder and disc musical boxes, through to organettes, barrel organs and pianos, self-playing pianos and ‘pianolas’, fair organs and orchestrions.

Whether you are fascinated by the mechanisms, intrigued by the ingenuity of their invention, or simply enjoy listening to their unique sounds, you can find out more about them on this website and how the Society can enhance your experience of them.