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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.


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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 – 30 November 

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The Future

Exploring sustainable packaging, this exhibit showcases latest initiatives by brands including Tesco, Waitrose, Sulapac and Arjowiggins.

22 February, 2018 – 31 October, 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

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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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Art Commission

We are launching a new stunning street art commission in collaboration with Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend.

28 June – November 2019

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Ad Music and Jingles Performance

Live performance by Maconchy Quartet from the Royal College of Music.

Saturday 28 September, 18:00 – 21:00

PopUp Business School

An exhilarating business course that shows you practical ways to get business ideas off the ground.

11 – 15 November, 10:00 – 15:00

Into Enterprise

Into Enterprise provides two weeks of enterprise, information, events and tasters.

11 – 24 November 2019

Collection Insights

Learn more about our collection at this special talk, exclusively for our 60+ visitors.

Tuesday 19 November, 14:00 – 14:30

Inventors of Tomorrow

Join Big Clown for interactive workshops on technology and Internet of Things and help the children of today become the inventors of tomorrow.

23 November and 25 January 14:00 – 15:00

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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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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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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