This site features the work of the Museum of Kitchenalia – an independently owned collection with a mission to identify, preserve and interpret objects and ephemera specifically relating to the traditions and practices of the British kitchen from the late eighteenth century to the post war era of the 1950’s/60s.

It was founded by Historian and Heritage expert Emma Kay. Emma has worked as a Museum Professional for twenty years in major institutions such as The National Maritime Museum,The British Museum and the University of Bath. She is qualified in History and Conservation as well all areas of Heritage Management and Archaeology at Post-Graduate level and has been collecting Kitchenalia for some ten years.
Emma researches,writes about and interprets all aspects of the evolution of the British kitchen and culinary heritage from the eighteenth century. Her first book Dining With The Georgians is available in both hardback and paperback. Dining With The Victorians is her latest work and her third book is currently in production.

The Museum of Kitchenalia is aiming to expand both its network of stakeholders; enhance and grow the existing collection and ongoing research for the future.

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