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At Home with Music gets ready to open

This week sees the launch of the Music Gallery's new display, At Home With Music.

A few weeks ago we shared a behind the scenes look at the new display being installed.

A lot has changed since then, and the new display cases are now home to an array of beautiful instruments.

At Home With Music will tell the story of the keyboard instruments we have invited into our homes over the centuries, as well as displaying a range of instruments and looking at how they produce such fantastic sounds.

Some of the largest keyboards will also be displayed outside the glass cases, allowing visitors to get even closer to some of their exquisite detail.

Some of the final steps toward the launch involve curator Mimi giving some of the Horniman staff a guided tour of new display.

The star of the display is a late 18th century English harpsichord by Jacob Kirckman. At the launch event, Composition Competition winners Adam Stafford and Tim Watts will have their pieces performed on the harpsichord, which has been painstakingly restored to playing condition.

At Home With Music will be open to the public from Thursday 30 January 2014. You can find it along the first wall of the Music Gallery, to the left as you enter.