Since 1990 Acoustic Arts has created interactive musical installations for museums, schools, parks, visitor centres and public spaces throughout the UK. The bespoke designs have included musical sensory gardens, playgrounds, musical mazes and an award-winning sound trail for young, visually impaired children in Bristol. 

However large or small the project, we work closely with clients to develop site-specific structures that are appropriate to the age and ability of the users. Our most popular designs combine crafted timber and sculptural metalwork producing installations with distinct visual and tactile, as well as musical, appeal.    

Commissions include a Music Garden for the Horniman Museum in London, interactive exhibits for the National Museum of Scotland and Winchester Science Centre and a portable percussion station for the Devon Music Education Hub. Most recently we worked with CapCo Ltd to create a pair of striking flower-shaped xylophones, named Floraphones, for a pioneering new play area at Blenheim Palace.

If you would like to discuss your project or ideas, please get in touch via the Contact Us page. We will be happy to offer advice regarding the choice of installations, location and budget. 


'We are delighted...the instruments sound incredible and are so creatively constructed - visually and acoustically engaging, tactile, easy to use and robust - the benefits will be huge'

Prior's Court School for young people with autism, Berkshire 

'Sculptural instruments of the highest of the highlights of our new gardens'
Horniman Museum, London

 'The quality of the workmanship is wonderful and they sound fantastic!'
Abbey Primary School, Birmingham

'We couldn't be happier with the Music's brilliant and even better than we imagined! It's been a pleasure working with you on this project'
Devon Music Education Hub 

'A fantastic sculpture'
Broomfield Hospital Wellbeing Terrace

'We couldn't be happier. The chimes sound just sonorous and tuneful. We can't wait to see the children enjoying them'
Environment manager, Frome Town Council