shawns, bombards, crumhorns
Wind instruments were widely used in the 16th century by minstrels and during official ceremonies like the annual Ommegang. Shawms, bombards and dulcians, all double reed instruments, could be found in most musical ensembles. The mim has some beautiful examples of these instruments, existing in real families, from the smallest to the largest. The crumhorn is a capped double reed instrument with a curved end. A group of these distinctive instruments is on show, together with their intriguing storage case.