The Time Tunnel explores the remarkable story of how our consumer society has evolved since Victorian times. It’s a journey of discovery that puts our favourite brands into their historical context, alongside royal coronations, two world wars, man landing on the moon and right up to the computer and digital age. Laid out chronologically, the Time Tunnel reflects how daily life has been transformed by the invention of the railway, the motor car, and the aeroplane; and how entertainment has been enlivened by the arrival of cinema, radio and television. Memories are triggered by an abundance of toys and games that, since the 1950s, have reflected the most popular television programmes. Magazine covers illustrate the change in style and fashion, while colourful graphic posters connected to the product aspirations of each period.


Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers

This new exhibition presents 50 original magazine covers from Time Out’s archive and explores the stories behind them.
12 September 2018 – 3 March 2019

Can Marketing Save Lives?

We remember campaigns that have motivated, frightened, and educated the public over the past century in Great Britain.
23 October, 2018 – 26 May, 2019

Advertising Breaking Stereotypes

This short film showcases ten well-known TV ads from the past 50 years and examines how gender stereotypes in advertising have evolved.               1 March – 31 March 2019

Pack The Future

Exploring sustainable packaging, this exhibit showcases latest initiatives by brands including Tesco, Waitrose, Sulapac and Arjowiggins.
22 February, 2018 – 22 June, 2019

Online Exhibition

We are excited to work with Google Arts & Culture’s project ‘Once Upon a Try’ exploring Inventions & Discoveries in Packaging Design
4 March 2019 – Ongoing


Time Out

An informal Q&A session with Tom Hislop, Global Creative Director of Time Out magazine, on leading the brand’s visual identity                   5:00pm – 7:00pm 23 February, 2019 

Love & Hate Valentines Weekend
with Marmite

This Valentine’s come and celebrate all that unites and divides you & your partner at The Museum of Brands
14 – 17 February, 2019

Yoga at the
Museum of Brands

Join us for a unique yoga experience every Tuesday morning from 22 January. 7:45am – 8:45am
January 22, 2019 

Brand Memories

Learn how to lead Memory Sessions for people living with dementia using objects inspired by the Museum’s collection.
9:30am – 12:30pm 4 April, 2019 

Motherhood in Advertising – Sunday Talk

A 40-min talk on how mums have been portrayed in the advertising and media throughout the decades.                                                                                    2pm 31 March, 2019

Sing to Live, Live to Sing

Enjoy some fun, lively music from ‘Sing to Live, Live to Sing’ who are performing songs from the past inspired by the Museum collection
2pm 18 May, 2019


We welcome families with a range of fun activities running throughout the year. Spend quality time together discovering your favourite brands and how we used to live. Our specially designed activities are free with Museum admission – and children under seven years go free.

February Half Term

February Half-Term

Saturday 16 – Sunday 24 February families can take part in our childhood companion trail.
Available all day / Free with admission 


M&C Saatchi Tim Duffy

How Healthy
is Advertising?

7 March, 2019


Can Marketing
Save Lives?

4 April, 2019

Humanising the Brand

the Brand

15 April, 2019

Nudge, Shove
or Shock?

25 April, 2019

Digital Marketing

Digitising Behaviour

14 May, 2019


This new two-year programme offers creative activities to enhance the wellbeing of people living with dementia. Join us for engaging events, training sessions, and volunteering opportunities.


Make your summer party one to remember with exclusive hire of our Museum. Perfectly located in the heart of Notting Hill, we are ready to welcome you for a casual summer gathering or a retro picnic with your colleagues and clients.

Start your evening sipping botanical cocktails, tuck into our delicious food, and schmooze your guests while watching the sun go down in our sub-tropical garden.

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Scrapbooks, Robert Opie, Brands Scrapbooks, Robert Opie's Scrapbooks, Brand Memorabilia

Robert Opie, the founder of the Museum of Brands, has compiled ten fantastic scrapbooks, now available online or in-store.

Compiled by Robert Opie, the founder of the Museum, the series of 10 Scrapbooks provides a vivid insight into consumer culture and the ways that brands have evolved over time. Each scrapbook offers an evocative decade-specific catalogue of everyday visual culture, spanning from the Victorian era right up to the 1970s. Every purchase directly supports the Museum charity.


Complete your visit with a bite to eat and drink in our cafe, come and relax in our exotic award-winning garden. With homemade sandwiches and soups, great coffees and traditional drinks, such as Victorian lemonade and mugs of hot Bovril, our cafe is a great way to enhance your visit.

We have great deals for groups, booking is required.

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