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Bompas & Parr's Museum Of Food To Open In London
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Bompas & Parr's Museum Of Food To Open In London

Picture of Hannah Seaton
Updated: 12 December 2015
Pipping New York to the post, Bompas & Parr are in the process of opening the British Museum of Food. The flavour-based design company will be opening the world’s first Museum of Food on Friday 23rd October for three months.
Chladni-Milk British Museum of Food | Photograph by Jo Duck/Courtesy of Bompas & Parr
Chladni-Milk British Museum of Food | Photograph by Jo Duck/Courtesy of Bompas & Parr

Located in London’s hub of food culture Borough Market, the museum will feature a multitude of unusual and intriguing exhibitions devoted to the history, evolution, science, sociology and art of food.

The interactive, experience museum aims to showcase the exciting elements of food beyond taste and looks. Bompas & Parr, known for their quirky and disruptive style of combining food, design and architecture to create innovative and entirely unique exhibitions, are basing the Museum of Food around the motto of ‘From Field to Table, Mouth…and Beyond.’

Bompas & Parr busy at work | Photograph by Stefan Braun/Courtesy of Bompas & Parr
Bompas & Parr busy at work | Photograph by Stefan Braun/Courtesy of Bompas & Parr

The motivation for the museum is to teach people to consider what they eat whilst simultaneously spreading knowledge about nutrition and health and the role of food in culture. Each exhibition is a full sensory experience, exploring everything from the journey food takes through the body to artists’ representations of the English Breakfast.

Other exhibitions include a sonic, chocolate wonderland where visitors can taste chocolate whilst listening to a variety of different sounds and a walk-through tropical butterfly experience telling the story of pollination.

Discover more with Bompas & Parr | Photograph by Nathan Pask/Courtesy of Bompas & Parr
Discover more with Bompas & Parr | Photograph by Nathan Pask/Courtesy of Bompas & Parr

The museum, based at Borough Market for three months whilst it searches for a permanent home, will house five exhibits designed in collaboration with the market’s managers, trustees and traders.

Henry Parr — partner of Bompas & Parr — said, ‘this has long been an aspiration of the studio, and we’re delighted to have been able to assemble a stellar cast to help us bring this to life. And where better than the spiritual home of London’s food culture.’

The museum opens on Friday 23rd October at 12pm and is open for three months Wednesday to Sunday.

Book tickets here.

By Hannah Seaton