top of page
Opium Lamp


The Museum of Drugs is home to a vast collection of historic antiques including artefacts and ephemera. On this site we showcase a revolving selection of items from our collection, providing unique insights into the history of substance use and its societal context. 

We love to collaborate and therefore, if you have physical spaces such as a gallery or function room and would like to partner with us on an exhibition, it would be great to hear from you. Click here 

Our current online exhibitions and events are featured below. We update the site regularly with new exhibitions, so please come back and visit. View our current online exhibitions and events below.    

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Opium Den
Under the Influence - Lecture on the History of Drug Use

Under the Influence - A History of Drug Use

Watch our lecture hosted by the Last Tuesday Society. Click here 

Poppy the Musical, Royal Shakespeare Company

Poppy the Musical, 1982

Visit our online exhibition of Poppy the Musical and find out more about this controversial Royal Shakespeare Company stage musical production. Listen to the entire recording and leaf through the production programme. Click here 



The Museum of Drugs has over five hundred exhibits. To view a small sample of our collection please Click here

The Last Tuesday Society Museum of Drugs Lecture

The Last Tuesday Society Lecture, 17th May 2023

The Museum of Drugs: 'Under the Influence - a history of drug use from early evolution to criminalisation' Join us on the 17th May 2023, 8.00pm - 9.30pm. To book tickets Click here

Museum of Drugs Virtual Tour

Virtual Museum of Drugs Tour

Visit our virtual exhibition for a small curated sample of our collection. Click here

bottom of page