The National Pipe Archive (NPA) is a charitable body founded in 1993 with three 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 encourage and facilitate research into the history of the tobacco pipe industry and related matters and to promote and encourage the general education of the public in the study of the tobacco pipe industry and related matters.
The day to day running of the Archive, however, is a costly business. Our recent acquisitions, as well as a number of substantial older accessions that have not yet been fully catalogued, all need bags, boxes and time spending on them. The online resources that are made freely available via this website also take time to prepare, catalogue and scan, while the website costs money to host and maintain.
Help us to maintain our existing collections and make more resources available online via our website.