Windmill Lane Recording Studios

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Windmill Lane Recording Studios

Windmill Lane Recording Studios
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Speciality Museums
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09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
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Windmill Lane Recording Studios have been capturing music history since 1978. The list of artists the studios have worked with includes Kate Bush, U2, The Cranberries, The Rolling Stones, Hozier, Lady Gaga & Westlife. The Studio Tour is an unprecedented opportunity to step beyond the studios famous metal doors and receive an exclusive, immersive and highly memorable experience. Please note, Windmill Lane Recording Studios is a working recording studio so advanced booking is essential.
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Barbara J
Austin TX, United States7 contributions
May 2022
Recording and mixing albums, movies, commercials, etc. is really interesting. The tour uses a guide (we loved Maria), video, headphones, and even some participant use of a mixing board. Oh, and stories of famous people too.
Written 24 May 2022
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Sarah H
Athens, Alabama, United States14 contributions
Mar 2022
I am so late giving this review, but I had such an excellent experience I had to share my thoughts. I took the tour on St. Patrick's Day and ended up being the only person on the tour (I am attributing this to the fact that others were probably in the pubs or at the St. Patrick's Day festival). My tour guide was very knowledgeable, kind, and went out of her way to make sure I had a good time. Being in such a legendary recording studio and getting a one-on-one tour was such a memorable experience. Perfect tour for a music nerd like myself. Everyone at Windmill is so friendly and professional. Could not recommend enough.
Written 23 May 2022
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ErTe10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8 contributions
Very good guide, thanks Maria. Sitting at the planning. Ontvolking the recording, standing in the room where famous artists made their music for recording, what an amazing sound. Experience #1 in Dublin.
Written 23 May 2022
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Dan H
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Amazing tour. We were lucky to have Niall show us around, we were even allowed to have a go at mixing a track ourselves whilst a very patient and extremely knowledgeable Niall answered our numerous questions. We learnt so much in just an hour. I’ve already found myself listening to music in a completely different way. I can’t put into words just how highly I recommend doing this tour, the studio is on our doorstep and it’s taken years to get round to visiting, safe to say we’ll be sending friends and neighbours along to experience it. Thanks to all at the studio for providing such brilliant entertainment.
Written 21 May 2022
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Arto R
Oulu, Finland2 contributions
We received an excellent information pack about the history of the studio and what has been done there. We also got to test out some mixing ourselves.
Written 12 May 2022
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frank m
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A great experience and Marie was a fantastic tour guide. A great insight of how music is and was recorded and the many stars from around the world who have used the studios
Written 10 May 2022
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Amy C
4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Great experience. Our guide Maria was very friendly and gave us loads of information on the studio. The tour is very interactive and different from all other tours we’ve been on. Would definitely recommend.
Written 8 May 2022
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Emily
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Apr 2022 • Solo
One of my favorite experiences from traveling to date! I highly recommend this tour to any music lover, even if you are not familiar with all the artists that have recorded here. Awesome history on building, artists, rise to fame, as well as details on the recording process, studios, etc. I scheduled the tour expecting to be in a group, but I was the only one signed up for my time slot and got a super personal solo tour! I even got to play one of the recording studios’ pianos that David Bowie played once. 😁
Written 2 May 2022
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Anis C
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Solo
I felt like a baby in wonderland touching the knobs on the Neve VR in Studio 1 ❤️
The tour guide was fabulous!
Written 1 May 2022
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Colin L
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Mar 2022
We recently did the studio tour which we would highly recommend. On arrival we were greeted by our tour guide Maria who was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Each step in the recording process was explained in great detail. As someone with a keen interest in music the whole experience was mind blowing but the tour would definitely appeal to anyone with even the slightest interest. Was amazed to find out the vast variety of legendary musicians who have recorded here. Loved every minute of the experience and hope to do it again some time.
Written 30 April 2022
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Windmill Lane Recording Studios is open:
  • Mon - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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