One of these is the recorder. A simple woodwind instrument that is also extremely easy to play, it is found within many commmon families today.
One of the most faschinating instruments is probably the virginal. This compact, piano-like instrument has a row of keys just like a piano but produces a unique sound. This is because inside, rather than hammers pounding the strings like a piano, the strings are plucked. This produces a high ringing that is so appealling, Queen Elizabeth herself has learned to play the virginal.
If you are intersted in learning to play any of the aforementioned instruents, see if you can go to an orchestra and convince someone skilled in music to teach you. Currenly, the only school that teaches music is Merchant Taylor's, and in order to learn there, you must be a child who also recieves schooling there. However, Taylor's also instructs proper singing technique, so if you have the opportunity to learn, take advantage of it! Learning music is a wonderful way to pick up a hobby, a skill, and a wide range of knowledge.