15 October - 31 March 2011. Three years ago, eight antique Chinese musical clocks from the imperial collection of Bejing's Palace Museum of the Forbidden City were brought to the world-renowned Speelklok (sorry Andy, but I don't know who Speelklok is although I can guess. Therefore it needs an explanation, and also take out world-renowned because if they are that famous then we don't need to tell everyone they are famous, if you see what I mean!) to be restored to their former glory by the resident team of experts. Made by master musical clock-makers such as James Cox around 1770, for the first time in history the public can view the musical clocks, along with 12 others from Beijing, before they are permanently reunited with the Museum of the Forbidden City.
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Singsongs, Treasures from the Forbidden City
Museum Speelklok, National Museum from Musical Clock to Street Organ, Steenweg 6, Utrecht, tel. +31(0)302312789.