Philosophers and scientists have always been fascinated by sound and music. So much so that there is a long history of interaction between music and science. However, the experimental science called acoustics did not properly emerge until the 19th century. The Whipple has a significant collection of 19th century acoustical apparatus, in particular several examples from the famous Parisian instrument maker Rudolph Koenig.
The Acoustics section of the Explore website was developed with special support from the Newton Trust. We are very grateful for this support.