The galleries are also filled with short film stations, audio points including music from the Royal College of Music and discovery areas where visitors can dress up in period costume or participate in brass rubbing (these areas have not yet opened).
The activities that are up and running appear to be successful. In the first floor galleries, every interactive was in use this week. A couple watched a short film on Palm Sunday, two brothers clicked away at a quiz on Romanesque art in another and, among the bustle of visitors in the Renaissance City gallery, one man sat listening to a hymn. All walked away smiling.
The galleries go beyond the surface to provide a wonderful experience for the art connoisseur and your average art admirer. Best of all, the experience is free of charge.