The Museum was founded in 1984 by consumer historian Robert Opie.
As a UK Registered Charity, the Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees whose commitment has allowed us to thrive. The Museum’s Patrons have supported us from 2004, prior to the Museum’s opening in London in 2005. We are grateful for the continued support of our board members and patrons. The work of the Museum is carried out by a core team of museum professionals, supported by our volunteers.
Our patrons are a group of individuals who represent the industries that generate the core content of our collection. They share a commitment to support the success of the Museum’s work.
Sir Dominic Cadbury
Niall FitzGerald KBE
Professor Sir Christopher Frayling
Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover
Sir Martin Sorrell
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
Sir Robert Worcester
Our Trustees have statutory duties under the National Heritage Act 1983 for the general management and control of the Museum of Brands. The role of the Board is to oversee the Museum’s policy, review performance and guide strategic plans.
Sir Paul Judge (Chairman)
Sally de Beaumont (Trustee)
Jeff Chew (Trustee)
Kate Frame (Trustee)
John Noble (Trustee)
Jerry Symonds (Advisor)
Robert Opie (Executive)
Chris Griffin (Executive)
A dedicated team of permanent employees deliver the museum’s on-going work. This team is supported by a volunteer programme.
We opened in Gloucester in 1984, moved to London in 2005, and are now a top 10 London attraction.
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