Museum of Brands

Museum of Brands a nostalgic journey through 200 years of consumer culture. Revisit memories of your childhood, all brought back to life again by our Time Tunnel – a fascinating insight into how we have lived since Victorian times.
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https://museumofbrands.com 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.

Operating as usual

The Culture Recovery Fund has really helped to support our activities (both when open and closed!) and allowed us to rea...
22/03/2021

The Culture Recovery Fund has really helped to support our activities (both when open and closed!) and allowed us to reach so many new people this year. We can’t wait to show you what we have planned for our reopening! #CultureRecoveryFund #HereForCulture

We are now accepting bookings for our KS3 & KS4 Gender in Advertising Zoom digital workshop! ♀️♂️"The workshop was well ...
22/03/2021

We are now accepting bookings for our KS3 & KS4 Gender in Advertising Zoom digital workshop! ♀️♂️

"The workshop was well received by the students...with lots of resources and interaction with the host and the students. The topic was interesting and would be appropriate enrichment for all learners, not just those studying marketing related subjects. I would absolutely recommend the digital workshop to anyone and the students now want to visit the museum!" - S. Barratt Hertford Regional College

#digitalmuseum #digitalworkshops #onlinelearning

https://museumofbrands.com/digital-workshops/

The kids may be back at school but we have you covered for weekend fun! On our website you will find loads of amazing co...
19/03/2021

The kids may be back at school but we have you covered for weekend fun! On our website you will find loads of amazing collections inspired activities including colouring pages, craft tutorials and recipes 🖍️✂️🍳 #kidsactivities #thingstodo

https://museumofbrands.com/online-resources/#families

How do galleries brand art exhibitions? Our friends over at @RichardSaltounGallery have recently been through this proce...
19/03/2021

How do galleries brand art exhibitions? Our friends over at @RichardSaltounGallery have recently been through this process with their year-long series of exhibitions inspired by the writings of the political philosopher Hannah Arendt.

The visual identity for 'On Hannah Arendt' was designed by London-based graphic designer @zoeanspach, building on the colours and visuals of Arendt's 1968 publication 'Between Past and Future.' Each of the eight exhibitions in the programme will be based on one of the eight essays in the book.

The gallery's latest exhibition 'The Concept of History' with leading political artist @peterkennardx opens this week in London! Follow @richardsaltoungallery for more information on the programme, as well as a virtual reading group with artists, scholars and other creatives on each essay in 'Between Past and Future' developed in collaboration with the @hannaharendtcenteratbard.

Huge thanks to Culture Recovery Fund who have supported our activities (whether open or closed!) and helped us reach mor...
18/03/2021

Huge thanks to Culture Recovery Fund who have supported our activities (whether open or closed!) and helped us reach more people and develop new ideas ahead of reopening again this summer! #CultureRecoveryFund #HereForCulture

Take our Brand Challenge quiz to test your knowledge on iconic historical brands found throughout our Collection. Don’t ...
18/03/2021
Museum of Brands: Brand Challenge

Take our Brand Challenge quiz to test your knowledge on iconic historical brands found throughout our Collection.

Don’t forget to share with friends and family to see who gets the better score!

Take the quiz here: http://ow.ly/dctC50DXnR0

How well do you know your brands?

Get a free ticket, worth £9, to visit us when we reopen by making a donation of £5 or more to the Museum (registered cha...
17/03/2021

Get a free ticket, worth £9, to visit us when we reopen by making a donation of £5 or more to the Museum (registered charity: 1093536). Your support helps us to preserve our extraordinary collection for years to come. Donate here: http://ow.ly/F1AU50DbnUJ

This Mother's Day, explore our Time Tunnel from the comfort of your sofa using our virtual Scavenger Hunt. All you need ...
14/03/2021

This Mother's Day, explore our Time Tunnel from the comfort of your sofa using our virtual Scavenger Hunt. All you need is a device or computer and a good WiFi connection. Grab the whole family and see the museum like never before! #virtualfun #mothersday
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13/03/2021

Take a sneak peek of our fun Mother's Day activity! 🤩

If you're unsure about what to do this Sunday, check out our recipe for some delicious Nutella biscuits. 🍫🍪

Find the instructions here: http://ow.ly/6Hm950DW6qR

P.S. Don’t like Nutella or can’t eat nuts? You can also use Robertson's Jam, Golden Shred Marmalade or with your favourite melted chocolate

Not sure what to do this Mother's Day? Why not try our family-friendly recipe and get the kids to bake some sweet treats...
12/03/2021

Not sure what to do this Mother's Day? Why not try our family-friendly recipe and get the kids to bake some sweet treats. 🍪

Our collection inspired Nutella biscuits are as delicious as they look. Nutella is made by the Italian company Ferrero and dates back to the 1960s. Fun fact! Ferrero uses 25% of the global supply of hazelnuts. 🌰

Check out the Learning section of our website for more fun activities for the whole family!

#mothersday #kidsactivities

https://museumofbrands.com/online-resources/#families

10/03/2021
Art Fund

We're very excited to be featured in the next series of Art Fund's Meet Me at the Museum podcast. Keep an eye on our feed for updates on when the episode featuring us goes live.

The Meet Me at the Museum podcast is back.

This series join Elizabeth Day, Fern Brady, Malik Al Nasir, Benjamin Zephaniah, Kizzy Crawford and Mathew Horne as they visit some of their favourite museums.

Grab your earphones and get ready for series five… starting on 11 March.

Subscribe to get notifications for the first episode release here: https://www.artfund.org/whats-on/meet-me-at-the-museum

Join us on this Thursday from 6-7pm to hear the great story of @bigdropbrewco told by its co-founder James Kindred. Webi...
09/03/2021

Join us on this Thursday from 6-7pm to hear the great story of @bigdropbrewco told by its co-founder James Kindred. Webinar tickets are just £4.50, inclusive of a discount code to purchase your Big Drop beer. Book here: http://ow.ly/30wk50DTUmt

Get a free ticket, worth £9, to visit us when we reopen by making a donation of £5 or more to the Museum (registered cha...
08/03/2021

Get a free ticket, worth £9, to visit us when we reopen by making a donation of £5 or more to the Museum (registered charity: 1093536). Your support helps us to preserve our extraordinary collection for years to come. Donate here: http://ow.ly/F1AU50DbnUJ

GIVEAWAY TIME! Guess the decade of this display correctly, to be in for a chance to win 2 free tickets to the Museum!To ...
05/03/2021

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Guess the decade of this display correctly, to be in for a chance to win 2 free tickets to the Museum!

To enter, comment with your answer and share this post to your page. The winner will be announced on 26/03/2021. Good luck!

We are proud to announce that our digital Gender in Advertising session for KS3 & KS4 students is now live! Have a look ...
04/03/2021

We are proud to announce that our digital Gender in Advertising session for KS3 & KS4 students is now live! Have a look at the Learning pages on our website to find out more and book a session today ♀️♂️ #digitalworkshops

https://museumofbrands.com/digital-workshops/

Join us on 11th March from 6-7pm to hear the great story of @bigdropbrewco told by its co-founder James Kindred. Webinar...
03/03/2021

Join us on 11th March from 6-7pm to hear the great story of @bigdropbrewco told by its co-founder James Kindred. Webinar tickets are just £4.50, inclusive of a discount code to purchase your Big Drop beer and a museum ticket to use when we reopen - link in bio. #bigdropbrewingco #makinggreatbeer #alcoholfree

27/02/2021

IKEA's 1994 ad, "Dining Room", was one of the first TV ads to feature a gay couple. Do you remember it? Do you have any other favourite 'firsts' in advertising? #lgbtqhistory

Our collection features loads of classic packaging and adverts.
Find out more: ow.ly/QQ3V50CCQgZ

Teachers and educators, we need you! As we're working on digitalising our Museum workshops, we need classes to trial the...
27/02/2021

Teachers and educators, we need you! As we're working on digitalising our Museum workshops, we need classes to trial them!
If you're interested please get in contact with us to get you booked in for a session!
Go on our website for our contact information!
http://ow.ly/PcG250DEMHZ

New learning opportunities coming your way! Our staff have been working hard to digitalise our learning resources and pr...
24/02/2021
Museum of Brands - A nostalgic journey through years of consumer culture

New learning opportunities coming your way! Our staff have been working hard to digitalise our learning resources and programmes for you to get invloved from home!

If you're a teacher interested in joining one of our workshops or simply looking for some family fun, we've got you covered!

Visit our website and sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on our learning projects!
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Museum of Brands - A nostalgic Journey through 200 years of consumer culture, in the hearth of the beautiful Notting Hill.

We are looking forward to reopening our doors in the next few weeks and we are asking you to help shape our future progr...
24/02/2021

We are looking forward to reopening our doors in the next few weeks and we are asking you to help shape our future programme and be in with a chance to win a £50 voucher by completing this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6F7F9PQ

February is LGBTQ+ History Month and we'd therefore like to share with you one of our recorded professional development ...
23/02/2021

February is LGBTQ+ History Month and we'd therefore like to share with you one of our recorded professional development talks, presented by Angus Wyatt, on LGBTQ+ representation in the media.

If you're interested, you can find the talk on our website, as well as on our youtube channel! #lgbtqhistorymonth
www.museumofbrands.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0Tf3r-MM0s

Although you can complete our scavenger hunt completely online, you can also print off the answer sheet to explore at yo...
20/02/2021

Although you can complete our scavenger hunt completely online, you can also print off the answer sheet to explore at your own pace. Grab the whole family and see the museum like never before. Or split into teams and work in different rooms and see who does best! You can find the hunt and Google 360 tour links below 🔍

https://museumofbrands.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Virtual_Scavenger_Hunt_2021.pdf
http://ow.ly/fbbj50DBOxI

Our final colouring page for the week brings us to the present day. At the end of our Time Tunnel exhibition, you will c...
19/02/2021

Our final colouring page for the week brings us to the present day. At the end of our Time Tunnel exhibition, you will come across our contemporary collections including Minions, One Direction and Frozen.

We hope you have enjoyed our free online resources. Make sure you don't miss our virtual scavenger hunt too! The perfect activity to round off the February Half Term.

https://museumofbrands.com/online-resources/#families

Have you tried our new virtual scavenger hunt? Click the links in the PDF below to digitally transport to sections of ou...
18/02/2021

Have you tried our new virtual scavenger hunt? Click the links in the PDF below to digitally transport to sections of our Time Tunnel. Or if you're feeling bold you can open our Google 360 tour and navigate yourself using our directions! #halftermfun

http://ow.ly/NUT250DBNds

Anyone else missing our museum's amazing Pop Art inspired mural? Our next activity for February Half Term will encourage...
17/02/2021

Anyone else missing our museum's amazing Pop Art inspired mural? Our next activity for February Half Term will encourage your little ones to unleash their inner Andy Warhol and create a colourful Pop Art masterpiece.

https://museumofbrands.com/online-resources/#families

Or if you are drizzling Golden Syrup onto your pancakes, don't forget to take a closer look at the can! Each can feature...
16/02/2021

Or if you are drizzling Golden Syrup onto your pancakes, don't forget to take a closer look at the can! Each can features a less than appetising image of a dead lion surrounded by bees. Abram Lyle had strong religious beliefs and used the image as a reference to Samson's riddle from the Bible's Old Testament. The image still features on cans today.

16/02/2021
Pancake Day - Jif Lemon Juice!

It's pancake day! There are lots of branded toppings we associate with pancakes, for example thanks to this late 80s campaign many use Jif Lemon Juice - Don't forget the pancakes on Jif Lemon Day! Which toppings are you using today?

At the museum, we have an amazing collection of WWII items and memorabilia ranging from propaganda posters to themed boa...
16/02/2021

At the museum, we have an amazing collection of WWII items and memorabilia ranging from propaganda posters to themed board games.

Inject a bit of history into today's half term activity and print out our Supermarine Spitfire fighter plane colouring page.

https://museumofbrands.com/online-resources/#families

Did you know that today marks 50 years since the introduction of decimalised currency in the UK? As shown in our collect...
15/02/2021

Did you know that today marks 50 years since the introduction of decimalised currency in the UK? As shown in our collection, Brands like Cadbury UK produced chocolate coins to mimic the new pence, and you could even get "super educational games" to help children get used to the format of their new pocket money.

Our first Half Term activity is a vintage inspired design your own chocolate bar page. If your children are needing some...
15/02/2021

Our first Half Term activity is a vintage inspired design your own chocolate bar page. If your children are needing some inspiration, feast your eyes on these mouth watering sweets and chocolates from the 1950s.

Can you spot your favourite treat in this photo? Some well-known brands which are still around today have a really long history. Cadbury's was founded nearly 200 years ago in 1824!

https://museumofbrands.com/online-resources/#families

Introducing our new virtual scavenger hunt around our Time Tunnel. It's the perfect Half Term activity for all the famil...
13/02/2021

Introducing our new virtual scavenger hunt around our Time Tunnel. It's the perfect Half Term activity for all the family!
https://museumofbrands.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Virtual_Scavenger_Hunt_2021.pdf

Did you catch our founder Robert Opie on the latest series of Channel 5's the Wonderful World of Chocolate? Tune in on S...
11/02/2021

Did you catch our founder Robert Opie on the latest series of Channel 5's the Wonderful World of Chocolate? Tune in on Sundays at 7pm to learn about the history of chocolate. The Museum is featured throughout the series delving into the history of various chocolate brands. Catch up on the show here: https://www.channel5.com/show/the-wonderful-world-of-chocolate/

Do you remember Spangles, Fiendish Feet, Watney's Party Seven, The Six Million Dollar Man or even Mr Blobby Ketchup? The...
10/02/2021

Do you remember Spangles, Fiendish Feet, Watney's Party Seven, The Six Million Dollar Man or even Mr Blobby Ketchup? There are oodles of forgotten favourites to find in our collection. Take a trip round our Time Tunnel with Harry Hill and find out what his favourite parts were. Watch the full video : http://ow.ly/g1bO50DwABt

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

111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT. Notting Hill, London 2 min, from Ladbroke Grove Tube Station 5 min, from Portobello Market 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

Telephone

+442072439611

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A nostalgic journey through 200 years of consumer culture

Our collection takes visitors on a nostalgic journey through 200 years of social change, culture and lifestyle. It is an exciting new way of looking at history through the things that generations of families have thrown away. It’s a journey back through the memories of your childhood, all brought back to life again by our Time Tunnel – a fascinating insight into how we have lived since Victorian times.

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