If you’ve never heard of Bompas & Parr, then you’re in for a treat – and that’s not just the ice cream. These experience-makers extraordinaire invite the public into wacky, highly immersive worlds.
The British Museum of Food’s SCOOP: The Wonderful World of Ice Cream is an interactive museum based around the nation’s favourite frozen treat. It opens at the height of the summer for three months and will feature the world’s largest collection of historic ice cream paraphernalia. The collection includes vintage equipment, advertising, and records, everything from Andy Warhol prints to Victoria ice-cream moulds.
SCOOP also features ‘Queen of Ices’, an exhibition on Agnes B. Marshall, who wrote several cookbooks, patented an ice cream machine and suggested using liquid nitrogen to make ice cream as early as the late 1800s. You can even ‘meet’ Agnes as part of an immersive theatre performance. Plus, there will be a full programme of events, workshops, madcap flavours from food technology wizards, glow-in-the-dark ice cream and an ice (cream) berg.
SCOOP opens in Gasholder 11 from 29 June – 30 September. Visit the bompasandparr website for more details and to book your tickets.