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Museum of Design in Plastics

About

Our purpose is to increase understanding and appreciation of the use and significance of plastics in design during the 20th and 21st centuries. MoDiP has a changing programme of two themed exhibitions per year drawn from its extensive collections.

The plastics collection forms the basis of a specialist research resource offered by the Arts University Bournemouth and together with loan collections from the Plastics Historical Society and the Worshipful Company of Horners, MoDiP presents a comprehensive history of the use of natural and synthetic plastics in design.

Admission:

Free.

Opening Times:

Term time:
 Monday 9.30-8.00; 
Tuesday-Thursday 8.30-8.00
; Friday 8.30-4.30
; Saturday 9.15-1.00

Vacations:
 Monday – Thursday 9.00-5.00
; Friday 9.00-4.00
; Saturday Closed


Closed Sundays and bank holidays: Visitors are advised to telephone (+44 (0)1202 363255) in advance as vacation opening hours may be subject to alteration.

Learning

MoDiP is keen to build partnerships with schools. Collections of objects relating to the national curriculum can be borrowed and workshops can arranged.  MoDiP welcomes visits from school parties to the exhibitions by arrangement.

MoDiP is currently developing its outreach and reminiscence programme.

Facilities

Museum facilities
Parking  
Refreshments range of refreshment facilities available on campus
Gift shop   
Gardens/Grounds  
Toilets  
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  The museum is accessed via a lift.
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  

 

Contact

Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown
Poole
Dorset
BH12 5HH

01202 363255/363121/363332

http://www.modip.ac.uk

modip@aucb.ac.uk