Workshops are mainly intended for primary school pupils who can thus get acquainted with Slovene ethnic and non-European instruments. Primary and secondary school students visiting the museum can listen to recordings of the instruments, try playing them and even make a drum in the museum workshop.
The artefacts are grouped into various thematic sections and include instruments of the former Ptuj military band, and of the more recent city brass band, as well as wind, string and keyboard instruments.
The exhibited ethnic and classical music instruments come from different Slovenian regions and were used by the aristocratic and bourgeois families and ecclesiastic circles from the second half of the 17th century onwards. They were made by instrument makers in Vienna, Graz, and Prague as well as by national makers. The collection also presents a rarity: the Roman tibia dating back to the 2nd or 3rd century.