Download the resources below, or if you would like to make your own trails or worksheets tailored to your visit, many of the images and text below (and in our other resources) can be easily copied and pasted to your own design.
- Perhaps use images from objects located in different galleries and in the Gardens to create a challenge or simple trail through the Museum to find specific objects or places.
- Use object images to encourage independent research, for instance, find out and write down three facts about an object or group of objects. Alternatively, give facts or clues and challenge your pupils to identify mystery objects.
- Set an alphabetical challenge ie find or draw 26 objects one for each letter of the alphabet.
- Create a sketchbook challenge.
See a similar drum played at the start of this documentary about the Lacandon here.
Where else on their bodies could dancers wear rattles to create music as they move?
How will opening the spinet’s lid change the sound that it makes?
Damru; rattle drum
See damru played during a spiritual Buddhist practice, ‘Chōd’, here.
See the Hopi Butterfly Dance here.
This music box is displayed open in our gallery, so you can see the cylinder inside. What will happen to the music as the mechanism winds down and runs out of energy?
See and hear a capoeira performance here.
See how a berimbau is played here.
See and hear a sitar performance accompanied by tabla drums and a 5-stringed tanpura here.
See a traditional Ecuadorian dance and band of musicians here.
Can you think of any other instruments that remind you of a particular country?
See a concertina being made here.
Which ferocious animal would you decorate an instrument with to scare an enemy army?
What other ways can you think of to change the sound that a musical instrument makes?
Ko-ling; pigeon whistle
Read the story of Aeolus here.
Learn about composer Nathaniel Mann’s ‘Pigeon Whistles’ project (2013) here.