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HIGHER EDUCATION

Self-Guided Visits

Explore the Museum at your own pace while using our worksheets. We have created these subject-specific resources for university students to encourage critical reflection and deeper engagement with the collection. Worksheet topics to choose from include Business Studies, Communications, Marketing and more. Download and print your selected worksheet(s) and bring enough copies for your learners. Please note advance booking is essential for group visits. Prices are listed in our booking information.

Workshops

Brand Evolution Challenge
Students learn about the purpose of packaging and the development of supermarket brands from Victorian times to present day. After undertaking research from the Museum’s collection, students work in groups to improve  packaging designs in relation to consumer habits and market trends.

Graphic Design
Similar to the Brand Evolution Challenge, this creative workshop encourages students to think about how packaging graphics have changed over the years and how graphics are used to communicate key messages to the consumer. Students work in groups to improve on the graphics of a current UK product.

Costumer Profiling
Students discover how and why brands develop a customer profile. While working on a given product, students produce an in-depth profile of both its typical customer and an alternative customer. Students then create posters to compare the needs of these different markets, thus improving their understanding of how a brand might position itself.

Gender in Advertising
This workshop focuses on the construction of gender roles and encourages learners to be critically aware of the social and ethical impacts of design and advertising throughout the 20th and 21st century. Students produce a poster for a product which demonstrates an increased awareness of gender stereotypes in the media.

GCSE + FURTHER EDUCATION

Self-Guided Visits

Explore the Museum at your own pace while using our worksheets. We have created these subject-specific resources for GCSE, A-Level and BTEC students to encourage critical reflection and deeper engagement with the collection. Worksheet topics include Business Studies, Economics, Sociology, Media Studies and more. Download and print your selected worksheet(s) and bring enough copies for your learners. Please note advance booking is essential for group visits. Prices are listed in our booking information.

Workshops

Brand Evolution Challenge
Students learn about the purpose of packaging and the development of supermarket brands over the past 150 years. After undertaking research from the Museum’s collection, students work in groups to improve  packaging designs in relation to consumer habits and market trends.

Curriculum links include:

  • GCSE: Art & Design and Business
  • BTEC: Creative Media Production: Print-          Based Media
  • A-Level: Graphic Design and Business

Graphic Design and Packaging
Similar to the Brand Evolution Challenge, this creative workshop encourages students to think about how packaging graphics have changed over the years and how graphics are used to communicate key messages to the consumer. Students work in groups to improve on the graphics of a current UK product.

Curriculum links include:

  • GCSE: Art & Design and Business
  • BTEC: Creative Media Production: Print-Based Media
  • A-Level: Graphic Design and Business

Customer Profiling
Students are introduced to the concept of customer profiling. Working on a product from the Museum collection, students produce an in-depth profile of both its typical customer and an alternative customer. Students then create collaged images to express the differences between the two customers.

Curriculum links include:

  • GCSE: Business, Art & Design, and PHSE
  • BTEC: Enterprise, Marketing and Business
  • A-Level: Business, Economics and Graphic Design

KEY STAGE THREE

Self-Guided Visits

Explore the Museum at your own pace. We have created subject-specific resources for secondary school students which have been designed to help focus your group visit and encourage learners to engage more deeply with the collection. Worksheet topics include Business Studies, Economics, Sociology, Media Studies and more. Download and print your chosen worksheets and bring enough copies for your learners. Please note advance booking is essential for group visits. Prices are listed in our booking information.

Workshops

Brand Evolution Challenge
Students learn about the purpose of packaging and the development of supermarket brands over time. After undertaking research in the Museum, students work in groups to improve on current packaging design trends before presenting their work to the class.

Curriculum links include: Art & Design and Business

Graphic Design and Packaging
Similar to the Brand Evolution Challenge, this creative workshop encourages students to think about how packaging graphics have changed over the years and how graphics are used to communicate key messages to the consumer.

Curriculum links include: Graphics, Art & Design and Business

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Self-Guided Visits

Explore the Museum as a group at your own pace. We have created two teaching resources for key stage one and two teachers about Food and Shopping and Toys and Games. These resources are designed to help teachers engage their students in the collection and ask thought-provoking questions to introduce them to the role packaging and brands play in our lives. Advanced booking is essential. Prices are listed in our booking information.

Workshops

Chocolate Packaging Design
A creative design workshop which introduces students to the purpose of packaging before asking them to create their own chocolate bar products. Students conduct market research in the collection before creating chocolate packaging designs targeted to a specific audience.

  • Links to the curriculum include Literacy, Art & Design and Numeracy.

Chocolate Product Devising and Branding
A maths and enterprise-focused interactive session in which learners brand and market a new chocolate product. After costing their product according to which ingredients to include, learners decide how to invest their marketing budget in relation to their target audience.

  • Links to the curriculum include Numeracy, Literacy and PHSE.

Consumer History
Featuring consumer items from over 150 years of British consumer history, learners are split into groups to work together as detective historians to explore the materiality, imagery and narrative of objects. This session enables students to use consumer history as a tool to understand chronological social history.

  • Links to the curriculum include History, Art & Design and PHSE.

EARLY YEARS

Self-Guided Visits

Explore the Museum as a group at your own pace while using our teaching resources. We have created two resources for key stage one and two teachers about Food and Shopping and Toys and Games. These resources are designed to help teachers engage their students in the collection by asking questions about the role packaging and brands play in our lives. Advanced booking is essential. Prices are listed in our booking information.

Workshops

Let’s Go Shopping is a playful and explorative workshop which uses storytelling, craft & play to engage with healthy food, buying and selling. This workshop involves a group market activity and setting up your very own market stall ready for business. Links to the Early Years Development Framework include Communication and language, Physical development, Literacy and Numeracy.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Students visiting from overseas can learn about British consumer culture in our workshops, or by exploring the Museum as a self-guided visit using our free worksheets. These worksheets are available translated.

Self-guided worksheets:

Worksheets for high school or university students available in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Mandarin.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

By attending our expert-led series of talks and masterclasses, attendees build on their knowledge of the latest insights in the marketing and brand industries. The Museum’s unique setting also offers access to a huge range of displays showing brands, packaging and advertising from Victorian times to present day. The Museum’s growing reputation helps us to attract great speakers with expertise and insight. Our world class programme of talks and masterclasses supports the marketing industry and enhances the careers of its practitioners. Also it’s a great opportunity to catch up with fellow practitioners and colleagues over networking drinks.

M&C Saatchi Tim Duffy

How Healthy
is Advertising?

7 March, 2019

MullenLowe

Can Marketing
Save Lives?

4 April, 2019

Humanising the Brand

Humanising
the Brand

15 April, 2019

Nudge, Shove
or Shock?

25 April, 2019

Digital Marketing

Digitising
Behaviour Change

14 May, 2019

REVIEWS

Talk Review

A World Without Branding
21 January, 2019

How to Build your Brand, a masterclass given by Michael Murdoch of The House, at the Museum of Brands on 10 December 2018.

Masterclass Review

How to Build your Brand
10 December, 2018

Talk Review

Design for Happiness
19 November, 2018

MAKE A BOOKING

Booking Information and Prices

Team

Stephanie Gray
Learning Officer

020 7243 9610

 

Timing: Visits last approximately 2 hours

Teacher Preview: We welcome preparatory visits from teachers and lecturers who have booked a learning session and allocate one free visit per booking.

Access: The Museum is fully accessible and has disabled facilities.

Self-Guided Visit Group

Admission prices are as follows

Students 16 and under:

£4.50

Students 17 and over:

£6.30

Accompanying staff:

£8.10

Workshops for Universities

1-hour workshops

£225

up to 15 students.

Any additional students:
£15

Maximum of 25 students per workshop

These prices include Museum admission and up to 3 free staff places (£8.10 for any additional staff)

Workshops for Schools

1-hour workshops

£180

up to 25 students.

Any additional students: 
£9

Maximum of 30 students per workshop

These prices include Museum admission and up to 3 free staff places (£8.10 for any additional staff)

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