Tours & Presentations
Here at the South Island Organ Company, we are very passionate about our craft and ready to share our knowledge with anyone who is keen to know about organ building and to see our premises.
John Hargraves MNZM is available to give presentations or lectures on a wide range of technical topics. We have a collection of around 30,000 colour photos of New Zealand and Australian organs and video documentation and drawings of a significant number of major restorations and rebuilds. Visitors or tour groups are welcome to visit the Washdyke factory at any time, but we strongly recommend making an appointment by telephone or email to ensure that the timing of your visit enables us to make it fully enjoyable and informative.
If timing is right you might be treated to a skill of organ pipe voicing in our Voicing Shop or see a trial installation of the organ in our Assembly Shop.
Occasionally a tour or a presentation is only a foreword for an organ concert.
Young people are extremely welcome!