Museum of Brands, 1930s Display of Brands, Oxo, Jacobs and Various Tins

It’s all here… the brands and packs, posters and ads, fads and fashions, toys and games. Evocative and inspiring, it’s a kaleidoscope of images and iconic brands. Featuring over 12,000 original items you will discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising – and how we evolved with them. The history of consumer culture is revealed decade by decade in our Time Tunnel, from the Victorian era until today.


Your Favourite Brand

What is your favourite brand and why? Share your stories with us on our new interactive installation designed by artist Alex Fowkes.
16 May 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 – 17 June, 2019

The Future

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

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1950s Battle of the
Toys Brands

With all to play for, the big guns of the toy world competed to win. Children’s choices ultimately decided the winners and losers.
1 July – 27 October 2019

Packaging Design
Online Exhibition

Our first online exhibition with Google Arts & Culture; Inventions & Discoveries for the “Once Upon a Try”.
4 March 2019


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Flavour of
the Month

Odette Toilette and flavourist Steve Pearce invite your tastebuds to discover the art and science of flavourings.
16 May, 2019 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

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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
18 May, 2019 – 2pm 


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.

Half Term

Looking for something to do this half term? At the Museum of Brands we have something for the whole family! Take a trip down memory lane with our Time Tunnel and family trail, explore our new installation on Brand Memories and even add to the installation itself by drawing your favourite toys and sweets. Don’t forget, under 7s go free!
Monday 27 – Friday 31 May


Treat Dad this Father’s Day with 2 for 1 entry to the Museum of Brands! With access to our Time Tunnel, as well as our exciting new installation and trail on Brand Memories, there’s something to see for everyone. Don’t forget, under 7s go free! Just enter discount code ‘ TWO4ONE ‘  at our online checkout.
Sunday 16 June



Our two-year programme offers creative activities to enhance the wellbeing of people living with dementia.

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


Make your summer party one to remember with exclusive hire of the Museum of Brands. 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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Robert Opie, the founder of the Museum of Brands, has compiled ten fantastic scrapbooks, now available online or in-store.

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.


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.

Visit us at the Museum of Brands, London’s best hidden gem, and explore how brands shape our world. 2 min away from Portobello Road, Notting Hill.

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