Forty years public museum
18 June 2015
On 18 June 1975 the first permanent exhibition of our collection was opened on Frederiksplein in Amsterdam. This week we celebrate that our pipe collection is for forty years open as a public museum. Of course a lot has been changed in the mean time. From a small exhibition of a few hundreds of clay pipes the museum evolved into the current: a canal house with 2.000 representative objects, in clay, porcelain, meerschaum, briar and whatever more. Looking back we notice a continuation of the passion for collecting, as well as researching and publishing. Step by step our knowledge and understanding of historical smoking progressed.