Anglepoise Lamp, George Cawardine for Herbert Terry & Sons, 1930s

The Collection

MoDiP houses three distinct collections: the MoDiP collection, consisting of predominantly 20th and 21st century mass-produced artefacts; the Plastics Historical Society collection, which includes examples of the very-first man-made plastics; and the Worshipful Company of Horners collection of artefacts made from horn, a natural plastic. Together they provide a comprehensive history of the use of natural and synthetic plastics in design.


MoDiP is in the process of developing a reference library which can be accessed, by appointment, within the museum.

MoDiP is keen to share its collections and information about them as widely as possible. The resources available here are aimed at different audiences.

Please go to the different resources to find out who they are aimed at and how they can enhance understanding and appreciation of design in plastics.

Exhibitions & Events

The word polyphonic describes music that is created by the coming together of different voices.  These voices could be generated by humans,  traditional instruments, or...

Fri, 16/03/2018 (All day)
Fri, 07/09/2018 (All day)