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Welcome to the Musical Wonder House, located at 16-18 High Street, Wiscasset, Maine, a quiet 18th Century village on Route One along the coast of Maine. America's unique museum, the internationally famous Musical Wonder House is "The showplace for mechanical musical instruments", featuring 5000+ restored musical boxes, player grand pianos and organs, spring-powered phonographs, musical birds, porcelains, furniture, clocks, steins, whistlers, and even a musical painting, restored, demonstrated and displayed in opulent rooms furnished with antiques of the period. This 32-room 1852 sea captain's mansion, complete with 23 antique coin-operated machines surrounding an impressive flying staircase with classical mouldings, is the backdrop for this awe- inspiring musical collection.

Joseph M. Villani and Paulo A. Carvalho, Trustees, open the museum to the public in season for guided presentations. Our year-round on-site staff is always available to assist with your repairs, restorations and written appraisals. The museum gift shop, 'The Merry Music Box Shoppe' is also open year round, filled with 23 CD and cassette recordings (all recorded from the Musical Wonder House collection), hundreds of musical boxes, custom cases and movements, Anri, Haffner, Steinbach, Harry Potter, Wizard of OZ, Gone With The Wind, Betty Boop, Irish, ballerina, and other Collectibles and Waterglobes. New products are added constantly, so call us to inquire about items that you may not see online.

We encourage you to browse and enjoy our online catalogue of products, with its wide selection of beautiful boxes from all over Europe, and our list of hundreds of current, rare and no longer made music movements, including 18, 23, 28, 36, 50 and 72-note vintage Reuge and Sankyo movements, Thorens movements and discs. Customize your hand selected music box with that special song you choose! Our secure online shopping cart will place your order and ship it quickly. Please feel free to call or send us an email with any questions or particular musical selections...We are always happy to assist you!

We also have two antique showrooms that feature exclusive superb selections of meticulously restored antique musical items for purchase at the museum. This includes single and interchangeable cylinder music boxes, disc music boxes, music box cabinets, crank phonographs, crank organs, individual various-sized interchangeable cylinders, birdboxes, singing birdcages, antique musical chairs and black forest items. This offers you a rare opportunity to own a treasure from the past. To see these items check out our Antique Instruments section.

The Musical Wonder House is featured in numerous travel guides and books listing sights to see when in Maine. AAA lists The Musical Wonder House as one of only eight star attractions in Maine. The Michelin North America Tour Guide gives the Musical Wonder House four stars (that's only one star below Disney World and the Eiffel Tower). Frommer's Maine lists the Musical Wonder House as a "find", and we are highly recommended in the Guide Book To The North-East USA and Canada by Jacob Rosemarine. We are also listed in Yankee Tour Books/Magazine, Off The Beaten Path, Port City Life, along with innumerable newspaper articles and other publications. Three books and several articles have been published about the 'ghost' at the Musical Wonder House as well as television segments on all local and regional stations. Be sure check our Articles in Print and Video.

The Musical Wonder House offers a full spectrum of music box repair and restoration services. Whether an antique musicbox, phonograph, organ, whistler or clock, our on-site expert staff can precisely estimate and restore your musical treasure to its original state mechanically. We also provide the highest level of restoration for the woods, veneers and metal inlays of your music box case. Check out our repair services.

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