Edinburgh Local

Object(s) of the month: Discovery Drawers

Have you ever wondered how a bassoon reed is made? Or how the uses and prices of recorders have changed through time?

A ukulele featured in the exhibition
A ukulele featured in the exhibition

Come and find out by visiting our new Discovery Drawers at St Cecilia’s Hall. Open each one to discover unusual instruments from our collection as well as interactive activities including:

  • Videos to watch about decorative techniques for instruments and how trumpets are made
  • Learn about the lost designs of instruments which didn’t stand the test of time
  • Discover what we can learn from X-Raying instruments
  • Hear how the sound of drums differ when made from different materials

And much more! You’ll find the Discovery Drawers on the ground floor in our Wolfson Gallery.

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