Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World at the British Museum of Food


SCOOP brings your favourite dessert to life in a total sensory immersion

Explore humanity’s ever changing relationship with ice cream at Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World at The British Museum of Food. Here’s a flavour of what to expect: walk through a futuristic luminescent cave with glow-in-the-dark ice cream; taste a vanilla ice cream cloud; and experience a sub-zero ice chamber. 

No ordinary museum exhibit, SCOOP brings your favourite dessert to life in a total sensory immersion: expect ice cream weather, eat glow-in-the-dark ice cream, understand the neuroscience of the frozen treat and explore the dark side of desserts.

The exhibition is centred on the world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia, featuring vintage equipment, service-ware, advertising, art and music drawn from 14,000 items collected over 40 years by Robin and Caroline Weir, authors of the award-winning book “Ice Creams Sorbets and Gelati The Definitive Guide” from Grub Street Publishers.

A special feature will focus on the life and ingenuity of Agnes B. Marshall, known in Victorian times as the Queen of Ices. Far ahead of her time, Marshall wrote several successful cook books, patented an ice cream machine and even suggested using liquid nitrogen to make ice cream as early as the late 1800s.

Alongside discovering 3 centuries of ice cream history, visitors have the chance to experience rare ice cream flavours, dating back to 1750 when daffodil-flavoured ice was invented. The child ticket costs £6.00 and the adult one costs £12.00.

Where: British Museum of Food – Gasholders London, Kings Cross
When: Until September 30th



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