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Registered Charity Number 1043065

What is the National Pipe Archive?

The National Pipe Archive (NPA) is a charitable body founded in 1993 and based in the University of Liverpool with two principal aims:

  • to collect, conserve and maintain a national archive of the tobacco pipe industry and related matters for the benefit of the public, both now and for future generations

  • to promote and encourage the general education of the public in the study of the tobacco pipe industry and related matters

NPA is housed in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool and employs a comprehensive cataloguing and indexing system that conforms to Museum Documentation Association standards.

Any bona fide student or researcher is welcome to use the NPA by prior appointment.

Working in NPA

How can I contact the National Pipe Archive?

Email us at: NCTPA@talktalk.net

Arrangements to visit the NPA should be made with the curator:

Dr Susie White,
National Pipe Archive,
Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology,
University of Liverpool,
12-14 Abercromby Sq,
Liverpool, L69 7WZ