Museum of Design in Plastics
Current Exhibition: Reuse
The objects on display within this exhibition demonstrate ways in which the reuse of raw materials, as well as products, help to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics. They also show how products can be created to support recycling at the end of their useful life, and the variety of ways a single recycling resource can be used.
Before your visit to MoDiP please check for any planned closures advertised on the visiting us page.
The MoDiP collection offers a wide spectrum of objects, from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries, which illustrate the role of plastics against social and historical contexts.
The Plastics Historical Society, which was formed in 1986, is an independent society affiliated to the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
The Worshipful Company of Horners is both an ancient craft guild and a modern City of London Institution promoting the interests of the polymer industry.
MoDiP has a number of resources which you might find useful:
- To find out more about the museum including an introductory video see About us
- To see what we have in the collection see Collections
- View our physical and digital Learning resources
- To find out more about accessing the collection during our closure please Contact us
We welcome individual and group visits.
The museum is on the first floor of the Arts University Bournemouth library and can be accessed via a lift. For more information about coming to the museum for a visit, to do research, or have a group session, click on the link below.