Museum opening hours: 10AM to 5PM.

Living Without Plastic

Have you ever thought about how to cut plastic from your life? Portsmouth Museum has updated its 1930’s kitchen to show us how people lived without plastic back then, and there are some surprisingly good ideas for today.

Staff members at the museum are using the 1930’s Highbury Estate kitchen to show how we can lead a more planet-friendly lifestyle. Returnable bottles, bars of soap, taking your own food and drink on outings, fruit straight into your basket, paper packaging and net covers for jugs are all easy ideas we can use now.

The project is supported by Portsmouth’s One World Week group, which wants people to think about how we might learn from the past and change our lifestyles. We have to cut out plastic because its wasteful; it’s damaging our sea life (think Blue Planet); it can take centuries to biodegrade and we already have a landfill problem.

The museum is free to enter, and open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, so why not pop in, pick up the 'Living without plastic?' activity sheet and check out the 1930’s kitchen for yourself - see what differences you can spot!

For more details, take a look at our information sheet here.