It has an extensive collection of musical instruments from around the world. Although these instruments are in glass cases you can hear the sounds of a variety of instruments with interactive displays around the gallery.
This room contains musical instruments made from recycled materials which you can try. This is a paddle panpipe. Made from corrugated plastic tubing you hit the end with a rubber flip-flop.
It also has a very interesting collection of masks. These are from Papua New Guinea
Ugly' Masks from the alpine border regions of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. They are worn during a masquerade to chase away the dark winter. These 'ugly' ones represented the Winter whilst the 'beautiful' ones represent Spring.(Acquired 1952)
Carnival masks from Venezuela (2000)
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