Historic Restoration

Nicholson & Co is often approached to carry out the restoration of historic instruments of all sizes and types. We are able to offer a prospective client our experience in maintaining and restoring many instruments dating back to the nineteenth century and earlier, as well as more recent tubular-pneumatic and electro-pneumatic organs.

We begin by researching the history of an instrument – a story revealed by both extant documentation and by what the inside of the organ shows us. This information enables us accurately to restore an organ either back to its original design or to another suitable time in its past development.

A client seeking to do some initial research for themselves would do well to start with the National Pipe Organ Register website.

Many historic restorations rely on funding by various bodies and we are experienced in dealing with such bodies to fulfil any criteria they may require. A list of organisations who may be willing to assist with funding can be found on the IBO website

Examples of such work include Usk Priory, Twyning Parish Church and St Peter’s College Oxford.

Nicholson Organs - St Mary's Twyning
Nicholson Organs - St Mary's Usk Restored Case