Museum of Brands

Museum of Brands The World's Premier Consumer Heritage Museum http://bit.ly/dw6ePw
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Unwrap 200 years of consumer society at the Museum of Brands. Travel through the Museum’s time tunnel of 12,000 objects and unwrap 150 years of consumer society, decade by decade. From Cadbury’s to Coca-Cola, Monster Munch to Matey Bubble Bath, so many brand stories are here. Rediscover design classics, forgotten childhood toys and products long since consigned to history. The fascinating changes in style, design, fashion, entertainment, communications, travel, transport and behaviour can all be traced through our unique collection. Located just off the famous Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill, the Museum is regularly described as one of London’s quirkiest Museums. Our award-winning gift shop sells brand-inspired items created from images in the Collection and the café offers light lunches, tea, coffee and refreshments.

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT! We are thrilled to introduce Adrianne Carter as the next speaker in our 2020 talks programme. Adri...
09/03/2020

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT! We are thrilled to introduce Adrianne Carter as the next speaker in our 2020 talks programme. Adrianne is the UK’s foremost expert in #facialexpressions, emotions and behaviour. She works with brands, marketers, and more to uncover the truth behind what our faces and body language can tell us about the emotions and emotional connections people are feeling, and better understand why they do what they do. Adrianne now runs her own company delivering high-end marketing analysis, training and keynote speeches.

She has worked with global brands including Coca Cola; L’Oreal, Disney, Unilever and the Samaritans and guest lectures on consumer psychology. Adrianne has seen her work flourish in 17 different countries.

Tickets to explore facial expressions and emotion with Adrianne are available to book now: https://www.museumofbrands.com/decoding-the-face-to-unlock-audiences/

09/03/2020

Our new exhibition, #WhenBrandsTakeAStand, launches tomorrow! Looking at campaigns, adverts, objects and case studies, the exhibition opens the discussion around brands taking a stance on social issues. Make sure you book in a trip to the Museum to join the debate about brands and culture! Find out more on our website - http://ow.ly/tRQT50yGXJ4

Museum of Brands's cover photo
09/03/2020

Museum of Brands's cover photo

09/03/2020
Starbucks LGBT+ Channel 4 Diversity Award 2019 | Every name’s a story (Extended Version)

Our new exhibition, #WhenBrandsTakeAStand, arrives tomorrow! Looking at the rise in brands taking a stance on
social issues, we're featuring a host of ads and campaigns including this one from Starbucks! The ad looks at how important a name can be. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcSP1r9eCWw

At Starbucks, writing your name on a cup and calling it out is a symbol of our warm welcome. It’s a small gesture, but it's symbolic of what we believe in: R...

Looking to start a career in the Museum sector? We're looking for a  part-time Retail and Visitor Services Coordinator (...
09/03/2020

Looking to start a career in the Museum sector? We're looking for a part-time Retail and Visitor Services Coordinator (2 days p/w). Perfect for anyone who is passionate about working in museum retail. For details, and to apply click here: http://ow.ly/9uVU50kjFll

Are you feeling inspired by #internationalwomensday? Come along to the Museum tomorrow night for our one-off talk on wom...
08/03/2020

Are you feeling inspired by #internationalwomensday? Come along to the Museum tomorrow night for our one-off talk on women in design.

Just 22% of the design workforce is currently female, but White Bear Studio are working to change that. Hear from creative director Kelly MacKenzie, as she shares her urgency for women and other minorities to shout their ideas loud!

Final tickets at http://ow.ly/6smn50ylf9k

#womenindesign #eachforequal

The Museum's professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors' Trust

08/03/2020
Join The Climate Movement! | Ben & Jerry's

2 days to go till #BrandsThatTakeAStand! Continuning our countdown, today we're looking at Ben & Jerry’s, who used their platform to engage their customers on the effects of climate change. Our new exhibition opens March 10th! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80NLPNHpm0k

2015 is a critical year for climate change. Later this year, leaders from around the world will gather in Paris, France for the UN Climate Summit— a meeting ...

Do you remember your first Crème Egg? This Easter we are showcasing the best of Easter packaging old and new, along with...
08/03/2020

Do you remember your first Crème Egg? This Easter we are showcasing the best of Easter packaging old and new, along with creative craft activities and bunny hop trails to bring the whole family together.

Find out more: http://ow.ly/fnWs50yroUe

07/03/2020
We Believe: The Best Men Can Be | Gillette (Short Film)

3 days to go til #BrandsThatTakeAStand! We're counting down to our NEW EXHIBITION opening by highlighting some of the ads we're featuring! In this ad Gillette challenges men to be the best that they can be - http://ow.ly/i55t50yES1s

Bullying. Harassment. Is this the best a man can get? It's only by challenging ourselves to do more, that we can get closer to our best. To say the right thi...

It's a #BrandNewDecade so kick it off right by booking in your team meetings, away days and regrouping sessions at the o...
06/03/2020

It's a #BrandNewDecade so kick it off right by booking in your team meetings, away days and regrouping sessions at the only museum dedicated to brands, advertising and design. Enquire now for availability, options and info - http://ow.ly/1gGj50xNQvR

04/03/2020

Don't miss our new exhibition: When Brands Take a Stand opening March 10. Exploring some of the most inspirational and debated advertising campaigns that take a stand for social causes, like this campaign from Gillette. Museum Admission includes access to the exhibition http://ow.ly/qtsv50yC2Li

With less than one week until #internationalwomensday what do you have planned to get inspired? How about an exclusive t...
02/03/2020

With less than one week until #internationalwomensday what do you have planned to get inspired? How about an exclusive talk on women in design?

With just 22% of the design workforce being female, we agree with creative director of White Bear Studio Kelly MacKenzie, that now is the time for women to shout loud!

9 March from 6.30-9pm. Book your space at http://ow.ly/vzNu50ylfJI

The Museum's professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors' Trust

Egg-citing times are coming to the Museum this Easter with a range of family activities. Get exploring with our Bunny Ho...
01/03/2020

Egg-citing times are coming to the Museum this Easter with a range of family activities. Get exploring with our Bunny Hop and Seek trail to find as many of our favourite bunnies as you can, then get creative designing your own Easter Egg packaging, completely free with admission.

Find out more: http://ow.ly/eQO950yroXT

Can you guess the decade these booklets were created and distributed?  The winner will be chosen at random out of all th...
28/02/2020

Can you guess the decade these booklets were created and distributed? The winner will be chosen at random out of all the right answers and receive a FREE ANNUAL TICKET! Comment and share this post to enter. Winner will be announced 02/03/2020.

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT! We are thrilled to announce that stand-up comedian Chris Arning, will be joining our evening talks...
27/02/2020

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT! We are thrilled to announce that stand-up comedian Chris Arning, will be joining our evening talks programme on the 27th April. A creative strategist, brand expert and CEO of Creative Semiotics, Chris will be speaking on how and why humour is so pervasive in culture today.
Following influential research conducted by the BBC, identifying different humour types across consumer generated content, Chris will explore how comedy may be understood analytically; dissecting content from advertising campaigns to politics and to memes.

http://ow.ly/seIW50xE8KU

The Museum's professional development programme is generously supported by The Worshipful Company of Marketors

At the Museum we take sustainability and wellbeing very seriously, and events are no different. Plant based menus, zero-...
25/02/2020

At the Museum we take sustainability and wellbeing very seriously, and events are no different. Plant based menus, zero-mile caterers and digital detoxes are just some of the things we offer. Check out our #SustainableEvents eFlyer for more info - http://ow.ly/uLcC50yvHsg

How do you hold your own in the creative space? Kelly MacKenzie, founder and creative director of White Bear Studio is j...
24/02/2020

How do you hold your own in the creative space? Kelly MacKenzie, founder and creative director of White Bear Studio is joining us for a one-off talk exploring how to make your voice heard, and the ways women and minorities can shout louder in design. After all, as Tim Allen says, “Our greatest asset when we design is human diversity.”

9 March 6.30-9pm, tickets at http://ow.ly/gmUS50ylgbo

The Museum's professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors' Trust

Did you know? Oxo was originally called Liebig’s Extract of Meat. Over 100 million of the handy cubes were distributed t...
22/02/2020

Did you know? Oxo was originally called Liebig’s Extract of Meat. Over 100 million of the handy cubes were distributed to the Armed Forces during WWI. See original Oxo tins at the Museum, you can buy tickets here! http://ow.ly/mQKJ50y9Xpg

There are just a few more days to get hands-on with our #halfterm object handling sessions. Explore sustainability with ...
20/02/2020

There are just a few more days to get hands-on with our #halfterm object handling sessions. Explore sustainability with packaging spanning the last 150 years, and even check out the packaging of the future! 2-3pm daily until Feb 23, free with admission http://ow.ly/YWit50xCfEY

How do successful brands captivate an audience? Join branding expert Michael Murdoch next Monday, as he explores the Sto...
17/02/2020

How do successful brands captivate an audience? Join branding expert Michael Murdoch next Monday, as he explores the Story Cube Formula and shares with you the secrets to creating an innovative and authentic brand story. 6.30-9pm. The Museum's professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors' Trust
http://ow.ly/YUC650xCj1U

17/02/2020

Ben & Jerry's launched a campaign to highlight the effects of global climate change, using melting ice cream to form a plea for change. This campaign is featured in our new exhibition 'When Brands Take a Stand' opens March 10.

Exploring some of the most inspirational and the most debated advertising campaigns that take a stand for diversity, inclusion, environmentalism, health, wellbeing, political causes and human rights. Do brands genuinely care about social issues, or are they using them as a marketing tactic? #JoinTheDebate

Find out more about the exhibition here http://ow.ly/qg7l50yhBB3

Half term is here and we are ready to bring you our new object handling session! Come along every day this week 2-3pm to...
17/02/2020

Half term is here and we are ready to bring you our new object handling session! Come along every day this week 2-3pm to explore the past, present and future of sustainable packaging with objects up to 150 years old. Free with admission, under 7s go free. http://ow.ly/IBay50xCfdM

Opal Fruits, Spangles and Marathon are just a few of our favourite sweets from decades past. Stop by the Museum to revis...
16/02/2020

Opal Fruits, Spangles and Marathon are just a few of our favourite sweets from decades past. Stop by the Museum to revisit your childhood favourites, you’re in for a tour that is sure to make your mouth water! Buy your ticket here http://ow.ly/J47050y9TEx

Tomorrow we are launching our #sustainability half term family #objecthandling sessions. Why not come along and learn ab...
15/02/2020

Tomorrow we are launching our #sustainability half term family #objecthandling sessions. Why not come along and learn about past, present and future packaging, and the impact of our packaging on the environment? 15-23 Feb 2-3pm http://ow.ly/oaOK50xCcXl

Our collection features thousands of well known brands. You might be suprised just how far back some of them go! Can you...
14/02/2020

Our collection features thousands of well known brands. You might be suprised just how far back some of them go! Can you guess what era these exhibits are from? Find out more about visiting us on our website: https://museumofbrands.com

#retro #nostalgic #quirky #british #brands #thingstodoinlondon #museum #heritage #activity #daysout #packaging #advertising #collection #collectors #ephemera

It's a #BrandNewYear so kick it off right by booking in your team meetings, away days and regrouping sessions at the onl...
13/02/2020

It's a #BrandNewYear so kick it off right by booking in your team meetings, away days and regrouping sessions at the only museum dedicated to brands, advertising and design. Enquire now for availability, options and info - http://ow.ly/1gGj50xNQvR

International Women’s Day is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce a one-off talk for the event on wome...
13/02/2020

International Women’s Day is just around the corner, and we are excited to announce a one-off talk for the event on women in design!

Did you know that the design workforce is only 22% female, with even fewer women in leadership roles? Kelly Mackenzie, founder and Creative Director of majority female branding agency White Bear Studio, is joining us to share her urgency for women and other minorities to shout their ideas loud in their workplace. After all, as Tim Allen explains, “Our greatest asset when we design is human diversity.”

Taking place 6.30-8.30pm 9 March, tickets are on sale now http://ow.ly/wjpi50ylewR

#womenindesign #internationalwomensday

The Museum's professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors' Trust

Our new exhibition When Brands Take a Stand showcases campaigns that take a stand for different social causes and opens ...
12/02/2020

Our new exhibition When Brands Take a Stand showcases campaigns that take a stand for different social causes and opens the debate around how brand purpose could shape the 21st century. Visit us from March 10 to explore how brands engage with the LGBTQ+ community. Brands can, and often do, use their platforms to celebrate pride, diversity and social inclusion. Can brands help to make the world a more inclusive place? Do brands genuinely care about diversity? Are brands simply chasing the so-called “pink pound”?

Join branding expert Michael Murdoch, as he takes you through the ingenious Story Cube Formula. These are 6 key question...
12/02/2020

Join branding expert Michael Murdoch, as he takes you through the ingenious Story Cube Formula. These are 6 key questions which enable businesses to clearly explain what they do, in order to become truly successful. The Museum's professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors' Trust
http://ow.ly/yor550xCjaC

Did you know that by 2050 it’s estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans? Teach your family abou...
11/02/2020

Did you know that by 2050 it’s estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans? Teach your family about #sustainable packaging next week in our new half term object handling session. 15-23 Feb 2-3pm. http://ow.ly/1QeQ50xCdgX

11/02/2020
How to name your brand - Madelyn Postman

Introducing our Top Take Aways! Throughout our 2020 talks programme, we will be sharing the top insights from the brightest minds of branding, marketing and design. Here are our first Top Take Aways on brand naming from Leidar's Madelyn Postman.

Enjoy! http://ow.ly/VB2H50yj9XA

How do you name a brand? On 20th January Madelyn Postman, MD Leidar UK, and Jandan Aliss, Trade Mark Attorney and Senior Associate at Lane IP, shared their e...

How can better #LGBT+ representation impact television and advertising? Join Angus Wyatt, Channel 4's lead on LGBT+ incl...
10/02/2020

How can better #LGBT+ representation impact television and advertising? Join Angus Wyatt, Channel 4's lead on LGBT+ inclusion at diversity next Monday as he explores their work to improve LGBT representation in the media. http://ow.ly/Y4jT50xrKWw

The Museum's professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors' Trust

Our new exhibition 'When Brands Take a Stand' opens March 10. Exploring some of the most inspirational and the most deba...
10/02/2020

Our new exhibition 'When Brands Take a Stand' opens March 10. Exploring some of the most inspirational and the most debated advertising campaigns that take a stand for diversity, inclusion, environmentalism, health, wellbeing, political causes and human rights. This example from Nike in 2018 showed just how much advertising can spark debate.

Are brands simply using social issues as a marketing tactic or are they genuinely becoming conscious and active players in the socio-political sphere?

Dont miss our programme of accompanying talks and keep an eye on our feed for content teasers throughout February #JoinTheDebate

http://ow.ly/TG0C50yhwCE

Are you a fan of custard? Bird's Custard powder was invented in 1837 by Alfred Bird. The recipe was intended for his wif...
08/02/2020

Are you a fan of custard? Bird's Custard powder was invented in 1837 by Alfred Bird. The recipe was intended for his wife who was allergic to eggs. As a solution to an allergy, the product was sold in pharmacies. Spot other iconic British brands in our Time Tunnel! http://ow.ly/LudD50xU13o

Snickers is crowned the nations favourite chocolate bar for 2020! Do you remember when it was called Marathon? Our Found...
07/02/2020

Snickers is crowned the nations favourite chocolate bar for 2020! Do you remember when it was called Marathon? Our Founder Robert Opie has given a full profile on the Snickers bar in this article in the Sun: http://ow.ly/B3kh50ygdhm

Why not pop along and visit us to find out more about the history your favourite chocolate bars?

#chocolate #retro #nostalgia #snickers #marathon #thingstodoinlondon

Looking for something different to do? Why not come along to explore our collection? its one of the most colourful ways ...
07/02/2020

Looking for something different to do? Why not come along to explore our collection? its one of the most colourful ways to explore history from the Victorian era, right up to the present day. Can you work out which decade these cans come from? Find out more on our website: http://ow.ly/aJCp50yg78t

#retro #nostalgic #quirky #british #brands #thingstodoinlondon #museum #heritage #activity #daysout #packaging #advertising #collection #collectors #ephemera

Treat your mum to something different this Mother’s Day by joining us for a talk looking at the ever-changing role and s...
06/02/2020

Treat your mum to something different this Mother’s Day by joining us for a talk looking at the ever-changing role and stereotypes of mothers in advertising. After the talk complimentary cream tea will be served in our café and award winning garden. Followed by the chance to explore the museum at your own pace - book here: http://ow.ly/AnjG50xRc8X

#mothersday #giftidea #giftexperience #creamtea #talk #activity #advertising #gender #stereotypes #daysout #thingstodoinlondon

Join esteemed branding expert Michael Murdoch on the 24th of February, to explore the innovative ‘Story Cube formula’ an...
04/02/2020

Join esteemed branding expert Michael Murdoch on the 24th of February, to explore the innovative ‘Story Cube formula’ and how you can make sales, attract talent and secure investment to make your brand both loved and successful. The Museum of Brands' professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors' Trust.
http://ow.ly/fxDs50xCjqg

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT! We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ysabel Gerrard, Lecturer in Digital Media and Society at The Unive...
03/02/2020

SPEAKER ANNOUNCEMENT! We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ysabel Gerrard, Lecturer in Digital Media and Society at The University of Sheffield, to our 2020 talks programme. Ysabel is a key researcher of social media content moderation, with work featured in BBC News, The Guardian, The Independent, NBC News, and The Washington Post.

Ysabel is also the Book Reviews Editors for Convergence: International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (2018-ongoing), the Vice Chair of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Digital Culture and Communication Section (2018-2020), and a current member of Facebook’s Suicide and Self-Injury (SSI) Advisory Committee.

In line with our upcoming exhibition on brand purpose, "When Brands Take a Stand", Ysabel will share insights on social media content moderation, and her recent work with Facebook and Instagram’s policy teams to restrict advertisements for weight loss and cosmetic surgery products.

Don’t miss this unique chance to hear from Ysabel here at the Museum: http://ow.ly/A9v550xpoqA

Address

111-117 Lancaster Road
London
W11 1QT

Tube: Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City line) Bus: Number 7, 23, 52, 70, 228, 295 and 295 Rail: London Paddington

General information

We're recently moved to 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT. Find out more: http://www.museumofbrands.com/

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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+44(0)20 7243 9611

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