250 Years of Jigsaws

This exhibition runs from Thu, 15th Dec 2016 to Sun, 30th Apr 2017. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

24th Feb 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
25th Feb 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
26th Feb 2017  
(11am - 5pm)
28th Feb 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
1st Mar 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
2nd Mar 2017  
(10am - 6pm)
3rd Mar 2017  
(10am - 6pm)

Cost: £9

An exhibition that celebrates 250 years of the jigsaw puzzle, the largest of its kind ever shown.

The jigsaws in this exhibition come from the Robert Opie Collection, which has been assembled over the past fifty years.

The exhibtion aims to show off the social history of Britain in an art that was turned into a family pastime.

From educational jigsaws to artistic paintings, all the range is on display.

The exhibition features jigsaws dating back to 1766 when the earliest ‘dissected puzzles’ (as they were known) - were made by mapmakers as educational aids for children of the upper classes.

The exhibition includes one of the earliest jigsaws featuring a map of Britain dated 1766.

Initially, jigsaw puzzles were hand made from wood and only the rich could afford them, and it was during the early 20th century that cardboard jigsaws were introduced making them more affordable.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising,

111-117 Lancaster Rd, London, London, W11 1QT

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