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Nickelodeon Museum

V0R 1N1 Cowichan Bay, Canada (British Columbia)

Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Mechanical Music Instruments
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Jukeboxes
  • Gramophone (no electrical sound transmission)
  • Movie recording and playback

Opening times
The Museum will not be opening to the public in the way that it was in Revelstoke, but would be pleased to welcome individual collectors by appointment, when travel is again permitted.

Status from 01/2021
Temporary closed

Tel.:+1-250-746-5652  eMail:mechmusic  


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Location / Directions
N48.708422° W123.607554°N48°42.50532' W123°36.45324'N48°42'30.3192" W123°36'27.1944"

Cowichan Bay is a bay and community located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island near Duncan, in British Columbia.

On the map we show the highway exit with parking lot as the meeting point.


The collection illustrates the history of the development of automatic music for entertainment, commencing with an 18th century barrel organ and concluding with jukeboxes from the 1950s. In between are automatic organs ranging from a small Dutch street organ to an 84-key Belgian dance organ and from small reed organettes to the large Aeolian residence pipe organ, which has over 650 pipes.

Automatic piano history is represented by a variety of instruments ranging from an English residence barrel piano from 1815 to an Aeolian Duo-Art reproducing piano and a Steinway grand Pianola. The musical box collection encompasses Swiss instruments from a musical pocket watch from circa 1800 to a Grand Format interchangeable cylinder box with 15 cylinders. Disc boxes range from a small child’s box by Thorens to a 24 ½” self-changing Polyphon over 6 feet tall.

The Nickelodeon also has a collection of instruments illustrating the history of recorded sound. Machines by Edison, HMV/Victor and Columbia are featured, together with rare instruments by smaller manufacturers, such as the EMG Hand Made Gramophone with a huge papier maché horn nearly 30” in diameter. Extending from this collection are the jukeboxes, which include a Mills Studio machine from 1936, a Mills Panoram video juke box from 1940 and machines by Wurlitzer, Rock-Ola, AMI and Seeburg. Ancilliary is the vintage radio collection, which features receivers from the dawn of broadcasting to transistor novelty radios up to the 1980s, mostly in working condition.

Magic Lantern history and that of early movie projection is also included, the magic lantern collection featuring items from the 1790s up to the mighty Chatham Pexton Tri-Unial lantern.

There are the organs and the bells are setting up a ring of 12 campanile bells specially cast in England. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.