Annual Trustees' Report for the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
The Museum’s current site in Lancaster Road, Notting Hill represents the third phase in the Museum’s evolution. With increasing visitor numbers each year and more events and education services, the Museum continues to thrive. We present the collection of consumer historian Robert Opie, assembled over half a century.
1963: First item in collection is acquired – a packet of Munchies from a vending machine in Inverness.1975: First exhibition, The Pack Age: A Century of Wrapping It Up opens at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.1984-2001: The Museum of Packaging and Advertising is open to the public in Gloucester.1999: Opie’s Museum of Memories opens on Wigan Pier.2002: The Museum becomes a registered charity (no 1093536).2005: The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising opens in London with thehelp of pi Global.2015: The Museum relocates to larger premises at 111-117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT.
The Museum was founded in 1984 by consumer historian Robert Opie.
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