When entering the Museu, your first steps are into a forest flourishing with musical instruments. It’s a fascinating space, which gives us the opportunity to listen to the variety of musical sounds that surround us. These sounds are played through special speakers called ‘sounding umbrellas’. When you arrive, look up towards the ceiling and you will discover why. In this forest, instruments are grouped inside different trees according to how they produce sound. There is a mix of woodwinds, brasswinds, plucked and bowed strings, idiophones and membranophones. You can find the similarities and differences between music from different continents through its instruments. And, all of them have their own story to tell, some are very old and rare, others come from far away and some even resemble animals or fruits. During your visit we will explain some of these secrets and discover their captivating characteristics.