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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!
Under 7s: Free
Admission gives unlimited daytime entry on all tickets purchased before December 31, 2020.
111 – 117 Lancaster Road
Notting Hill, W11 1QT, London
020 7243 9611
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.