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Make a Musical Instrument

Meet + Make with Phil Neal
24 March 2024

Make some noise with sculptor Phil Neal in this creative activity designed for 5-11 year olds.

Join us to hammer, nail and screw together your own musical bell tree from recycled materials.

Phil will guide children through the process of constructing their masterpiece, encouraging them to think creatively about their design. At the end of the session, Phil will bring to life his organophone – currently on display in our exhibition Work Life: Life’s Work.

All materials and equipment will be provided. Each ticket is for one child and an accompanying adult.

Please note, this is a hands-on activity using real tools. Children will need help from their accompanying adult throughout.

This workshop is part of Meet + Make, a series of public engagement events running alongside our contemporary exhibition Work Life: Life’s Work.

Meet the Tutor

A close up of sculptor Phil Neal

Phil Neal

Phil Neal is a sculptor, specialising in modelling, moulding and casting. He originally trained in prosthetics at Guys Hospital & Queen Mary’s Roehampton and has also worked in engineering.

Phil is passionate about art education. He works from his Harley Foundation Studio on the Welbeck Estate.


Booking Information

Sunday 24 March

1.5 hour session

Tickets for this workshop are Pay What You Think: choose from £3, £5, and £10 tickets.

Recomended for ages 5-11. Each ticket is for one child and an accompanying adult.


This event is partially funded by Inspire: Libraries, Museums and Culture.

We require all participants to complete a short registration form on booking.

Meet for this workshop in the Harley Gallery.