The museum opened its doors last year--a bright, open and dramatic building filled with a collection of musical instruments from over 200 countries and territories. The Orientation Gallery on the first floor gives you a taste of the instruments by themes. This impressive gong such as those used in Buddhist temple rituals in Thailand stands at the bottom of the stairs which takes you to the second floor.
With the wireless headset that you have been given on your way in, you head to the second floor where the galleries are organized by geographical locations--10 major regions of the world.
As you stand in fromt of each display, you hear and see the instruments being played on the flat panel screen. More often than not, the music is also accompanied by people of that country dancing to the music.
That in itself is just as interesting as the instruments.
Signage with information about the instruments is there as well,
along with maps for orientation.
May of the locations are very remote!
You can take all the pictures you want, just not with a flash.
Here's a few I took----I was particularly intrigued by the
inventive recycling ideas--