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

Teachers, we needs you! Complete our survey about our new #digitalworkshops and you could be selected as one of the firs...
02/02/2021

Teachers, we needs you! Complete our survey about our new #digitalworkshops and you could be selected as one of the first classes to trial them ☑️
http://ow.ly/BsBp50DoJMb”

Looking for your next culture fix? Make a donation of £5 or more to the Museum (registered charity: 1093536) and receive...
29/01/2021

Looking for your next culture fix? Make a donation of £5 or more to the Museum (registered charity: 1093536) and receive a free ticket (worth £9) to visit when we reopen. Your support helps us to preserve our collection for years to come. Donate here: http://ow.ly/F1AU50DbnUJ

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28/01/2021

Do you receive our newsletter? Sign up to be the first to hear about future exhibitions, activities, exclusive offers, and online resources. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/hXYJ50DjSca

We are delighted to be an event partner for #BrandFinance  annual #BFGlobal500.Join tomorrow’s launch from 14:00 - 16:00...
25/01/2021

We are delighted to be an event partner for #BrandFinance annual #BFGlobal500.

Join tomorrow’s launch from 14:00 - 16:00, featuring a range of speaker discussing the role of #technology's in driving economic growth, and revealing which #brands made the list.

BOOK YOUR PLACE: https://lnkd.in/d_7Vx_H

Grab a bargain ticket by making a donation of £5 or more to the Museum (registered charity: 1093536) and receive a free ...
19/01/2021

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

Know someone who loves The Crown on Netflix? Our Royal Scrapbook is the perfect gift for looking back at the history of ...
18/01/2021

Know someone who loves The Crown on Netflix? Our Royal Scrapbook is the perfect gift for looking back at the history of the royal family. Bursting with evocative images and rare memorabilia from Queen Victoria's reign right up to Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee. Available here: http://ow.ly/Ohdx50DblQ5

Since 2014 more than 1 million people have taken part in Veganuary - the annual challenge to try being vegan for one mon...
15/01/2021

Since 2014 more than 1 million people have taken part in Veganuary - the annual challenge to try being vegan for one month. Brand's are increasingly offering more and more plant based substitutes for their non-vegan products. This year saw brands like Domino's Pizza and Krispy Kreme UK add to their offer and many more. The Independent round up their top picks here: http://ow.ly/SAk150D8gOr

Could plant based be the future for our supermarkets? (and our museum displays!)

Step into the spirit of the 1970s with our Scrapbook series. Each A3 hardback book showcases the ads, fads and fashions ...
14/01/2021

Step into the spirit of the 1970s with our Scrapbook series. Each A3 hardback book showcases the ads, fads and fashions of different decades - a great trip down memory lane! Order on our website: https://museumofbrands.com/shop

All purchases directly support the Museum, registered charity number 1093538.

12/01/2021

The Cresta Bear, as this mascot became known, was famous for his catchphrase ‘It’s frothy man!’ Here he is rendered in classic simple animation drinking Cresta, a fruit flavoured soft drink, with his other animal friends. This advert was created by John Webster – the same producer behind the Smash Martians!

Do you have a favourite cartoon ad animal?

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

Did you notice that our wellbeing team now offers online reminiscing sessions for memory cafes and other groups affected...
08/01/2021

Did you notice that our wellbeing team now offers online reminiscing sessions for memory cafes and other groups affected by dementia? Join our video call from the comfort of your own home, watch old commercials, and share your memories with us. http://ow.ly/s2Pn50CKN9v

GIVEAWAY TIME! How many sweet treats are in this image? Correctly answer to be in with the chance of winning 2 FREE tick...
06/01/2021

GIVEAWAY TIME!
How many sweet treats are in this image? Correctly answer to be in with the chance of winning 2 FREE tickets to our Museum.

To enter, comment with your answer and share this post to your page - The winner will be announced on 29/01/2021. Good luck!

05/01/2021

The Parker Lady pen was introduced in 1975 as a smaller and more elegant model aimed at women. Here Penelope Keith describes its benefits in a finishing school setting. However, this model did not last long and was dropped in 1981.

Do you know of any other failed products?

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

‘Murray Mints, Murray Mints, too good to…’ Can you complete the jingle? We love hearing our visitors sing along to adver...
02/01/2021

‘Murray Mints, Murray Mints, too good to…’ Can you complete the jingle? We love hearing our visitors sing along to advertising jingles from the old days, while they go through the Time Tunnel. Which advertising jingle is your favourite?

The winners of @Pro_Carton's European Carton Excellence Awards 2020 have been announced and this Eco Fit Lid won the Sav...
29/12/2020

The winners of @Pro_Carton's European Carton Excellence Awards 2020 have been announced and this Eco Fit Lid won the Save the Planet Award. It's fully recyclable making it a sustainable solution to the plastic lids used by fast food outlets. Come and see it at the museum!

29/12/2020

This advert has a simple message – “magic moments are only found in Quality Street”. Did you know that Quality Street boxes full of chocolates, toffee and sweets have been coming out since the 1930s?

Do you have a favourite colour chocolate from their box?

Our collection features loads of classic packaging and adverts. Find out more: http://ow.ly/ze4n50CCP78

We hope you all had a very merry Christmas! What tasty snacks did you treat yourself to yesterday?Gift your friends and ...
26/12/2020

We hope you all had a very merry Christmas! What tasty snacks did you treat yourself to yesterday?

Gift your friends and family a much deserved Covid-secure day out in New Year.

Get their gift here: http://ow.ly/xNe150CFVvQ.

Happy Christmas from everyone here at the Museum! There are so many brands synonymous with Christmas - Whether its the d...
25/12/2020

Happy Christmas from everyone here at the Museum! There are so many brands synonymous with Christmas - Whether its the dinner table with Bisto, Paxo, Aunt Bessie's or Ocean Spray - or the chocolate stash of Quality Street, Roses, Celebrations, or Heroes - or the many different brands on presents under the tree! Which brands were a part of your Christmas this year?

Take a festive journey through the history of consumer culture and explore presents of yesteryear by visiting us. We are open as normal from Sunday 27th.

We are definitely into the festive spirit now! What are your favourite festive drinks?Don’t forget to grab someone speci...
22/12/2020

We are definitely into the festive spirit now! What are your favourite festive drinks?

Don’t forget to grab someone special their gift ticket to come and visit us in our Covid secure Museum in the new year.

Get their gift here: http://ow.ly/ORqs50CFT1l.

Come visit us as we have the winner of the Public Award at @Pro_Carton’s European Carton Excellence Awards 2020 on displ...
22/12/2020

Come visit us as we have the winner of the Public Award at @Pro_Carton’s European Carton Excellence Awards 2020 on display! KeelClip™ is a sustainable cartonboard packaging solution for multipack cans designed to replace the traditional plastic rings that can harm wildlife.

22/12/2020

Here's a famous Christmas ad for Irn Bru that became a favourite. It is a reference to the animation ‘The Snowman’ and even has an edited tune of ‘Walking in the Air’. The ad takes a humorous and dark turn on the original animation!

Our collection features loads of classic packaging and adverts. Find out more: http://ow.ly/iRLq50CCGZG

We’re no strangers to frantically getting those final stocking fillers for our loved ones. There is still time to grab t...
21/12/2020

We’re no strangers to frantically getting those final stocking fillers for our loved ones. There is still time to grab them a gift ticket to the Museum to use in the New Year.
Get their gift here: http://ow.ly/ufqt50CFUoj.

We may be closed but that will not stop our Christmas spirit! What presents are you looking forward to this year? Don't ...
20/12/2020

We may be closed but that will not stop our Christmas spirit!

What presents are you looking forward to this year?

Don't forget you can still give the gift of nostalgia to your loved ones to use safely in the New Year.

Grab their gift here: http://ow.ly/HSwE50CLLg6

Are you in contact with a memory cafe or carer support group? Our wellbeing team is now offering dementia-friendly onlin...
20/12/2020

Are you in contact with a memory cafe or carer support group? Our wellbeing team is now offering dementia-friendly online reminiscing for groups. Learn more about nostalgic brands, watch old commercials with us and share your memories with the group. http://ow.ly/j3iC50CKMq1

Although our wonderful Museum shop is closed temporarily. For a nostalgic and educational gift you can still purchase ou...
19/12/2020

Although our wonderful Museum shop is closed temporarily. For a nostalgic and educational gift you can still purchase our Scrapbooks on our online shop here: http://ow.ly/ObyB50CM6gI

Last posting date: Monday 21st
Use code: FREESHIPPING2020 at checkout.

‘Now hands that do dishes can feel as soft as…’ Do you remember the rest? Our memory trail at the Museum takes you for a...
19/12/2020

‘Now hands that do dishes can feel as soft as…’ Do you remember the rest? Our memory trail at the Museum takes you for a walk down Memory Lane. Check opening times before you visit: http://ow.ly/B2F950CKL9m

Happy Holidays!  Can you guess the decade these Christmas magazines were created?  Enter by: 1) Sharing this Post2) Gues...
18/12/2020

Happy Holidays! Can you guess the decade these Christmas magazines were created? Enter by:
1) Sharing this Post
2) Guess the right decade
All correct answers will be entered in and a winner will be chosen to win a FREE ANNUAL TICKET! Contest ends 21/12/20.

If December isn’t the time to overindulge in chocolates, we don’t know when is! Our collection has a huge amount of choc...
18/12/2020

If December isn’t the time to overindulge in chocolates, we don’t know when is! Our collection has a huge amount of choccies to feast your eyes on, so treat your friends to COVID safe nostalgic chocolate journey in the New Year.

Gift tickets available on our website: http://ow.ly/1f5D50CFRdB.

18/12/2020

Harry Hill looks back at some of our 1970s food packaging - from giant beer cans to tinned pies. When did you last have a Fray Bentos pie? (P.S. - they do still make them! 🤣).

16/12/2020

Harry Hill loved his recent visit to the Time Tunnel, see what he thought of our collection! Know someone who would love to come along? You can now buy gift tickets on our website, a perfect staycation experience to use in the New Year.

Get your gift here: http://ow.ly/ADXc50CHYpT

Museum of Brands's cover photo
15/12/2020

Museum of Brands's cover photo

The 1970s was a time full of pop, punk, personalities and platform shoes! This disco-maniac era proved to be a staple ti...
15/12/2020

The 1970s was a time full of pop, punk, personalities and platform shoes! This disco-maniac era proved to be a staple time for entertainment with music and the rise of colour TV which was introduced a few years earlier. Find out so much more about the 1970s in our beautifully curated scrapbook.

You can still purchase all our scrapbooks online in time for Christmas. http://ow.ly/YwFK50CLNgs

Use code FREESHIPPING2020 for free delivery.
Last shipping date Monday 21st.

We have the Innovation Award winner from Procarton's European Carton Excellence Awards 2020 on display. The creative des...
15/12/2020

We have the Innovation Award winner from Procarton's European Carton Excellence Awards 2020 on display. The creative design of the Re-Fruiter Tray protects soft fruits during transportation and removes the need for plastic trays and bubble wrap. Make sure you come and see it! Find out more at https://museumofbrands.com

15/12/2020

Because Father Christmas works all night, Kellogg’s shows us that he needs breakfast left out for him, more than anything. Do you agree?

Our collection features loads of classic packaging and adverts like this one.
Find out more about us: www.museumofbrands.com

Looking for that perfect gift? Get the Complete Scrapbook Collection delivered to straight to your door. We are also kno...
14/12/2020

Looking for that perfect gift? Get the Complete Scrapbook Collection delivered to straight to your door.

We are also knocking £10 off of the price. Visit our online shop to purchase. http://ow.ly/IWLg50CL1u1

Last posting date for Christmas - Monday 21st December.
CODE: TAKE10

14/12/2020

Mr Blobby Ketchup anyone? See what Harry Hill thought about some of our classic toys and food packaging trends of the 90s. Come along for a nostalgic journey through 200 years of consumer history and see just how much the way we live has changed. We are open 7 days a week, book tickets at https://museumofbrands.com

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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