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“This is a very unique gift-experience to our silent auction:

Cream Tea and Tour at the Antique Breadboard Museum

The world’s first Antique Breadboard Museum is only a stone’s throw from OLV! This special gift-experience gives you hands-on access to over 100 stunning boards and knives from the Victorian period. Located in the home of the collector, you will have a unique tour where you will learn the fascinating history of the boards and the carving skills involved, finished with some lovely cream tea. You get to choose your favourite breadboard to present your pastries too! ”

Thank you OLV!


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1 review so far! Thank you so much Emmanuelle!

Un moment d’échange très agréable. Je ne pensais pas que les bredboard pouvaient être si belles et raconter tant d’histoires.

= A very pleasant afternoon. I would never have believed that breadboards could be so beautiful and tell so many stories.


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Breadboard tour

If you have seen the Cole bread-platter at the V&A (British Galleries, 4th floor) and wish to continue your bb-fest, Moovit recommends the District Line, direction Wimbledon, to Putney Bridge and a 15 minute walk.

If there’s time, a detour around Fulham Palace and Bishop’s Park is lovely, with river views and various play spaces.

Alan Fuller, Estate Agent

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Posted Jan 2018

Introducing the only museum in the world dedicated to antique breadboards!

Rosslyn, a long-standing Putney resident, collected them over the years. Her daughter displayed the collection safely and attractively in Rosslyn’s front room for her to enjoy as the Alzheimer’s gradually worsened. Having recently passed away, the micro-museum is open to the public for tours and cream teas. “Guests just love the warm woody atmosphere and the ornate Victorian carving.” says Madeleine, her daughter.

Breadboards are symbolic of hearth and home, caring and sharing, God and his daily bread. Some were personal commissions, to celebrate weddings and birthdays, jubilees and harvest. Others were mass produced as the price of bread came down and the populace could afford a board to put it on.

The carvers and workshops were mostly unknown, so this museum hopes to celebrate their great skills and creativity.

Some items for sale.

Visits by appointment only, £20 per guest including generous cream tea. Maximum 5 guests per tour. To book go to: www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/126487

Want to stay longer? You can book a night in the Museum! Yes you can stay in a single room

Antique Breadboard Museum
17 Lifford Street,
Putney SW15 1NY.
Call Madeleine on 020 8785 2464

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Bring friends and family along for a private viewing of this micromuseum, seating up to 5 guests. Tours are conducted by the resident curator, daughter of the collector, in the front room of her own home. All exhibits can be handled and one board is chosen by the party to present the scones for tea, included in the price. Pass a joyful afternoon learning about the history of breadboards, their woods, materials and motifs. Contribute your own reminiscences to the social history section of our blog and bring your own to show. Wheelchair-accessible, heated Victorian privy, toddlers and small dogs all welcome. Hosting birthday parties, Mother’s Day teas, Valentine’s Day treats and reunions in this cosy haven, dripping with Victorian artistry. Visit our blog for more information : https://antiquebreadboards.com/ or telephone 020 8785 2464 to discuss other dates. We look forward to hearing from you!

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A steep learning curve but very worthwhile, as Minji welcomed me to her online chat forum introducing food culture around the world. We downloaded the software, rehearsed the questions and had some interest from the audience! Thank you so much Minji.