TIME TUNNEL

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

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, including, royal coronations, two world wars, man landing on the moon and right up to the computer and digital age. Laid out chronologically, discover 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. Similarly, magazine covers illustrate changes in brands, style and fashion, while colourful graphic posters connected to the product aspirations of each period.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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 – 8 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 – 26 May, 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

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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.
10 June – 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

ACTIVITIES

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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 

FAMILIES

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.

Easter
Holidays

Workshops and trails will be running throughout the Easter holidays for families to take part in.
Saturday 6 – Monday 22 April – Free with Museum admission

TALKS

BRAND MEMORIES

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.

SUMMER PARTIES

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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SCRAPBOOKS

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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.

CAFÉ AND GARDEN

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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