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
Here is 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.
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.
Discover a new take on the twelve days of Christmas with our family trail, this festive season.
1 December, 2018
TALKS AND MASTERCLASSES
Design for Happiness
19 November, 2018
Nudge, Shove or Shock?
3 December, 2018
How to Build Your Brand
10 December, 2018
A World Without Brands
21 January, 2019
Partnerships in Marketing
21 February, 2019
Can Marketing Save Lives?
4 April, 2019
Discover how brands shape our world with your students. Chart the evolution of brands such as Cadbury and Heinz through changing consumer trends and shopping habits. Examine the power of packaging design to convey messages, protect products, and build a relationship between brand and consumer. We offer two kinds of student group experiences; taught workshops or self-guided visits.
Are you ready to enjoy Christmas at the Museum of Brands? We’re full of festive fun and have a wide range of entertainment and activities for your guests to enjoy. Come and explore our world famous collection with exclusive access to the Time Tunnel as well as our temporary exhibitions. We have old favourites alongside new discoveries to entertain and delight your guests all night.
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.
CAFÉ AND GARDEN
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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