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.

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‘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

✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️ - 'Absolutely amazing! I have been to this museum so many times and I always find something that I missed bef...
14/12/2020

✳️✳️✳️✳️✳️ - 'Absolutely amazing! I have been to this museum so many times and I always find something that I missed before. This museum has so much detail and a really friendly atmosphere, well worth a visit. Never had a bad experience here! The staff are always friendly and welcoming even during these difficult times. I really do recommend this with all my heart!' - TripAdvisor Review Dec 2020

We are delighted to be a top 10 London Museum on TripAdvisor. Check out what other visitors have been saying about us on our TripAdvisor page: http://ow.ly/J0pf50CJLUG

Technology really has come a long way. Anyone remember opening something like this for Christmas 40 years ago?Treat a lo...
13/12/2020

Technology really has come a long way. Anyone remember opening something like this for Christmas 40 years ago?

Treat a loved one to a nostalgic Christmas this year. Gift tickets available on our online shop. http://ow.ly/i0KL50CFNGQ

Last chance to book tickets for our webinar hosted by This Way Up Design's MD Chris White is tomorrow! Join us tomorrow ...
09/12/2020

Last chance to book tickets for our webinar hosted by This Way Up Design's MD Chris White is tomorrow! Join us tomorrow to learn more about the positioning of health food brands and the visual triggers used to sell healthy products. Tickets are £4.50 adults/£3.50 students.

Book tickets here: http://ow.ly/WM2750CBsWK…

Our professional development programme is generously supported by the Marketors' Trust. All ticket sales directly support the Museum charity.

One Direction are one of the most successful boy bands of all time - selling over a whopping 70 million records worldwid...
09/12/2020

One Direction are one of the most successful boy bands of all time - selling over a whopping 70 million records worldwide.

We’ve got something in our collection for a wide range of ages to enjoy!

Grab a gift ticket for all your loved ones on our online shop. http://ow.ly/eJP350CFMFg

Did you know that today marks 40 years since John Lennon's death? The musician was shot outside his home in New York on ...
08/12/2020

Did you know that today marks 40 years since John Lennon's death? The musician was shot outside his home in New York on 8th Dec 1980, a day that marked the lives of millions with grief.

Take a look at the front page of the Daily Mirror, that we have in our collection, after Lennon's death.

Our museum has newspapers, magazines and all sorts of memorabilia from events throughout the decades. Book your ticket: www.museumofbrands.com

Enjoy our collection with your educational or community group this Christmas. We have options for out of hours viewings,...
08/12/2020

Enjoy our collection with your educational or community group this Christmas.

We have options for out of hours viewings, or staggered visits of smaller groups throughout the day available. Groups receive 10% discount on tickets.

Contact us at [email protected] to find out more

Have you ever wondered how healthy products are advertised to you or what makes their ads different to the rest? Join us...
08/12/2020

Have you ever wondered how healthy products are advertised to you or what makes their ads different to the rest? Join us on the 10th of December at 1pm for a webinar hosted by This Way Up Design's MD Chris White to learn more about the positioning of health food brands and the visual triggers used to sell healthy products.

Tickets are £4.50 adults/£3.50 students.
Book tickets here: http://ow.ly/ODlV50CBsro

Our professional development programme is generously supported by the Marketors' Trust. All ticket sales directly support the Museum charity.

Last chance to book tickets for our webinar “Is your Brand Queer Enough” is today! Join us at 5pm for a webinar hosted b...
07/12/2020

Last chance to book tickets for our webinar “Is your Brand Queer Enough” is today! Join us at 5pm for a webinar hosted by Outvertising's Mark Runacus and Guy Duncan looking at the history of LGBTQ+ advertising and find out how to create inclusive advertising campaigns.

Tickets £4.50 adults/£3.50 students.
Book here: http://ow.ly/o5Ef50CoTeW

Our professional development programme is generously supported by the Marketors' Trust. All ticket sales directly support the Museum charity.

Have you ever wondered what brand was the first to include LGBTQ+ content or how big today’s queer consumer audience is?...
06/12/2020

Have you ever wondered what brand was the first to include LGBTQ+ content or how big today’s queer consumer audience is? Join us on 7th of December at 5pm for a webinar hosted by Outvertising's Mark Runacus and Guy Duncan who will explore LGBTQ+ advertising, as well as how to create inclusive advertising campaigns.

Tickets £4.50 adults/£3.50 students.

Book here: http://ow.ly/o5Ef50CoTeW

Our professional development programme is generously supported by the Marketors' Trust. All ticket sales directly support the Museum charity.

05/12/2020
Art Tickets

Join us on 10th of December at 1pm for a webinar hosted by This Way Up Design's MD Chris White, looking at the positioning of health food brands and the design and visual triggers used to sell healthy products.
Tickets are £4.50 adults/£3.50 students.
Book here: http://ow.ly/WX1A50CBrGh

Our professional development programme is generously supported by the Marketors' Trust. All ticket sales directly support the Museum charity.

We are so happy to welcome you back to the Museum! On our first weekend back open you will receive 10% off your purchase...
04/12/2020

We are so happy to welcome you back to the Museum!

On our first weekend back open you will receive 10% off your purchases in our Gift Shop. (Not including books). A little gift from us, to you.

Book your tickets via our website: http://ow.ly/tztD50CAIIG

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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