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WE ARE OPEN!

We’re so excited! The Museum of Brands is now open again and we can’t wait to welcome you back through our doors. We’ve been busy making sure the museum is ready for you and that your visit is safe, nostalgic and, above all, fun.

Throughout the Museum, we’ve installed way-finding signs and pass-points, along with a host of other measures like hygiene stations to keep you safe. In order to keep you and others safe we ask our visitors to wear face-coverings (unless medically exempt) and to always maintain a distance of 1-metre of those not in your household or bubble where possible.

To avoid having to queue, you also now have the option to book timed tickets online. Our garden and gift shop is open and of course our fabulous Time Tunnel and the temporary display ‘When Brands Take a Stand’. However, please note, that our cafe is currently closed, but you may enjoy your own food and drink in our picnic area or garden.

We look forward to seeing you back in the Museum!

Admissions

Adults: £9
Children: £5
Concessions: £7
Family: £24
Under 7s: Free

Admission gives unlimited daytime entry on all tickets purchased before December 31, 2020.

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.

Getting Here

111 – 117 Lancaster Road
Notting Hill, W11 1QT, London

020 7243 9611
info@museumofbrands.com

Mon-Sat / 10 am – 6 pm
Sun & Bank Holidays / 11 am – 5 pm

Last entry 45 mins before closing. Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Permanent exhibition

 

Our Time Tunnel shows how daily life has changed since the Victorian times and offers a view of the culture and lifestyle of our parents and grandparents. Remember the taste of Spangles, the scent of Aqua Manda, spot original Meccano sets and sing your favourite jingles as you walk down memory lane.

Temporary exhibitions

 

Our temporary exhibitions shine a light on special moments in history and showcase the cutting edge of contemporary branding, packaging and advertising. Take a look at the home page to see what’s on at the Museum when you visit.

 

Brand History in 12 objects

 

What will you see at the Museum of Brands? The Museum showcases over 12,000 original items from the Robert Opie collection, which together illustrate the development of our consumer society. This article highlights 12 key objects which left their mark on history, chosen by the founder of the Museum.

Visitor comments

      Really insightful. Helpful staff and a cracking gift bag. Took me a while to get into it but by the time I was in the 1990s, I was buzzing.

    helenbQ1561HC
    9/19/2020

    3 star review  Very well preserved antiques, but boring otherwise

    Danny Lagan Gonzalez Avatar Danny Lagan Gonzalez
    June 22, 2016

GROUP VISITS

The Museum of Brands is a great place for groups looking for an educational and entertaining day out. Discover the stories of iconic brands from OXO to Marmite, and dive into the history of consumer culture.

Due to current circumstances, all group bookings of six or more people will need to be discussed prior to purchase. Please contact us on 020 7243 9611 or via email at bookings@museumofbrands.com.

Self-Guided Visiting

People visiting us at the Museum of Brands

 

Lead your group on an unforgettable trip down Memory Lane and learn more about consumer history together. Conveniently located in the heart of historic Notting Hill, the Museum brings back childhood memories and gives insight into how our society has evolved since the Victorian era. For groups larger than 10 we offer a 10% discount.

Introductory Talks

Learning team delivering a talk to visitors

 

What made Sunlight Soap innovative in the Victorian times? What was the first object in the Museum’s collection? Book an introductory talk about the history of the Museum and our consumer society for an additional £120 per group, or £90 at a concession rate. Talks take approximately 25 minutes and we can accommodate up to 25 people in one group.

GROUP BOOKINGS

Museum Quiz

Quiz for people who visit us

 

Challenge your group to a consumer culture quiz. Can you remember the slogans and jingles for OXO, Persil and KitKat? Using the Museum’s displays to help you, put your memory and advertising knowledge to the test. Print out and bring along to your visit.

Quiz for Coaches

Quiz for coach groups who visit us

 

Do you have a long drive ahead of you? Keep your group entertained along the way with our Quiz for Coaches. With three rounds of questions, this quiz will challenge your knowledge of advertising and memorable moments of consumer history. Print out before your visit.

GIFT SHOP

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.

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