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Museum of Design in Plastics


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.

Do look at our website for latest information.


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.


Museum facilities
Refreshments range of refreshment facilities available on campus
Gift shop   
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  



Arts University Bournemouth
BH12 5HH

01202 363255/363121/363332