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It’s all here… the brands and packs, posters and ads, fads and fashions, toys and games. The Time Tunnel at the Museum of Brands is a kaleidoscope of images and iconic brands, featuring over 12,000 original items from the Robert Opie collection. Take a walk down memory lane and discover how brands have evolved since the Victorian times – and how we evolved with them.


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When Brands Take
Take a Stand

A new exhibition exploring the most inspirational and debated advertising campaigns.

10 March, 2020

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Packaging Design
Online Exhibition

Our first online exhibition with Google Arts & Culture; Inventions & Discoveries for the “Once Upon a Try”.



This year we have new catering options, including a make your own yoghurt breakfast bar, new vintage ad reels and a fresh and topical roster of professional development talks. With so much on offer for any team working in marketing, branding and design, the Museum of Brands is the location for your events this year!


Mothers Day Talk

Treat your mum to something different this Mother’s Day by joining us for a talk looking at the role of mothers in advertising. After the talk complimentary cream tea will be served in our café and award winning garden.

Sunday 22 March 2020 14:00

Brand Challenge

Advertising Aficionado? Branding Brainiac? Test how much you really know with Brand Challenge, our new online quiz game.


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.

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Creative reminiscing, people with dementia, sessions for care homes and community groups in London, carer evenings, the carer community, museum fully accessible, Brands at home, Museum is too far, creative activities, social and cultural engagement, Memory trail, Time tunnel, your favourite brand, interactive installation, Alex Fowkes, Branding hall


Our wellbeing programme offers creative activities for people living with dementia and their carers.

Join us for creative reminiscing, engaging events, professional training and volunteering opportunities.


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Compiled by Robert Opie, founder of the Museum of Brands, 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.


Round off your visit by shopping through a wide range of books, postcards, quirky gifts and stationery, posters, retro sweets and even classic toys and games – our shop has something for everyone. All purchases directly support the Museum charity.


Complete your visit at the Museum of Brands with a bite to eat and drink in our cafe, afterwards, why not 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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