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The Lost Art of the Biscuit Tin (preview)

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOR THE first time in 35 years, an exhibition dedicated to the humble biscuit tin, The Lost Art of the Biscuit Tin, can be seen at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising until March 31, 2007.

It features 450 tins, many of them in amusing shapes – books, cars, trains, ships and even windmills, for example.

And now is a particularly apt time for an exhibition of this kind as Christmas has long been associated with “fancy biscuits” in “fancy tins” – since the late nineteenth century, in fact.

So take a step down memory lane, to the good old days before mass production of over-packaged goods became the norm.

Entry to the museum (including exhibition): £5.80 adults, £3.50 concessions, £2 children, £14 family.

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.
2 Colville Mews,
Lonsdale Road,
Notting Hill,
W11 2AR.

For more information, call 020 7908 0880.