The British Museum of Food


From field to table, mouth and beyond…


Welcome to the world’s first cultural institution entirely devoted to the history, evolution, science, sociology and art of food.


The temporary museum in Borough Market is now closed.


We are seeking a permanent home for BMOF, and will shortly be announcing the future for the museum. Follow us on social media or sign up to Bompas & Parr's newsletter for news on BMOF's next chapter. 


Never before has the subject of food been explored so powerfully.


Through its exhibits and experiences, curated by Bompas & Parr, we hope to inform the public and invite it to reassess its relationship with food in an imaginative new way. We’re set up as a charity and our objectives are to help improve the health of the nation by spreading knowledge about every aspect of what we eat and drink.


Located at the heart of one of London’s oldest food markets for three months, the museum was perfectly placed to begin its life, and we were delighted to have the support of Borough Market’s Trustees, management and its traders.


Our initial exhibits gave a taste of the experience we hope our permanent museum can perpetuate, with a series of exciting immersive and interactive exhibits.


The British Museum of Food will showcase the most exciting elements of food, drawing together the history, evolution, science, art, sociology and contemporary trends of food, presenting it in exciting new ways.


The British Museum of Food has been curated by Bompas & Parr, the food and drink company responsible for the fastest cheese trolley in the world (0-62 mph in 6.6 seconds), the world’s first space coffee (taken to 37km high and back) and the first ever barbecue cooked on 2,100°C molten lava. Oh, and don’t forget Alcoholic Architecture, a breathable cloud of cocktail that’s in the museum’s basement (over-18s only)! 




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