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Johnson Victrola Museum

375 S New St, Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-3262
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What a fabulous little museum. They have a great collection and one to be treasured. The staff was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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On the morning of a planned beach day it was rainy so we decided to look into an indoor activity. I... read more

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Named in honor of local inventor E.R. Johnson, this museum explores the sound recording industry from its beginnings and includes displays of early talking machines, records and other relics from the 1890s to 1929.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
375 S New St, Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-3262
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fabulous little museum. They have a great collection and one to be treasured. The staff was great and explained the various items and details. They were very welcoming. This is a real treasure and one everyone needs to support Give them a donation...More

Thank Terra Helman D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the morning of a planned beach day it was rainy so we decided to look into an indoor activity. I was surprised how excited my mother got finding there was a Victrola museum so off we went. The tour guides were great and the...More

Thank njTravelJunkie222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was a young guy that was very knowledgable on the history of the museum, he was excellent . I went with my son which is a young teen and he enjoyed it as well. The upstairs had a different guide that was not...More

Thank Ginger G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband has an old Victrola so when we saw that there was a museum we thought it would be fun to go. The displays were very informative and fun to read. Unfortunately, our docent was not as impressive. She knew her stuff but she...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great surprise! This is free and well worth the time. The guide Stephen was wonderful, with a lot of facts. There is a large collection upstairs. Very impressive.

Thank Liz Everett W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a museum person, and I usually steer clear of them. Having said that, I like history of all kinds; it's mainly that I don't have the patience to go through and read all the details and placards. So when my husband and...More

Thank MizCharli
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I was here on visit a few years ago. A great visit with lots of interesting stuff and trivia to learn. I highly recommend it.

Thank JBourne4
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A great little place with a variety of victrolas. We got there kind of late, but were taken on the tour to get all the information on the inventions and history. Really interesting, cool to hear the old pieces played, and got a first hand...More

Thank swearengen
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This little gem of a museum is well appointed and curators are very knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the two hours or attend a special seminar.

Thank bgoliv
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A brick building in Dover Delaware announcing the Johnson Victrola Museum we entered and immediately you are at the dawn of the very beginning of the recording industry. The various machines are on display with the advertised prices along with the dates that they were...More

Thank WoodytheHawk
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Beth J
11 April 2015|
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Response from jrepok | Reviewed this property |
Check the website!
Harry S
31 December 2014|
Response from mrpoetryman | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Harry, the museum is open between 9:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Wednesday through Saturday. It is an amazing place. I hope that you enjoy it.