The Handling Collection contains musical instruments, masks, puppets, clothing, and many other items from all over the world.
There are examples from the past, and from the present, making it relevant to people of all ages. Visitors can connect the objects with experiences in their own lives.
Being able to touch, play and closely observe these objects engages many of our senses. This is shown to remain in all our minds much longer than other methods of learning.
The Handling Collection is housed in the Hands on Base. It can be accessed by visitors and groups in sessions during the weekends and school holidays. To find out more about these sessions, visit our what’s on calendar.