Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

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200 years of consumer culture, reflected through packaging design, brand development, poster and TV advertising from the collection of Robert Opie. Over 12,000 items including toys, magazines, branded goods, social ephemera, postcards and fashions.

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Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.00-6.00
Sun 11.00-5.00
(Last admission 1 hour before closing)

Closed Mon (except Bank Holidays).

Admission charges

Adults £7.50
Children (7-16) £3.00
Family £20.00
Concessions £5.00
Children under 7: FREE
Group discount 10% (groups of 10 or more are asked to pre-book to avoid overcrowding in the museum)

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Film and Media, Industry, Land Transport, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Personalities, Photography, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Recycle style

The Attraction of Opposites - Recycling and Fashion

  • 17 June — 21 August 2016

The Museum of Brands, is exhibiting the spectacular dresses from fashion designer and Central Saint Martin graduate Kumiko Tani’s ‘Re-cycle Style’ collection exploring consumer culture, fashion, waste and recycling. It will be on show from the 17th June to 21st August.

Tani says that, “An enormous amount of waste is produced every day and recycling is one way to reduce waste. I try to change the image of recycling by suggesting new ways of doing it."

Tani’s dress will be located in the Museum’s Branding Hall which provides a fascinating insight into how consumer branding has evolved. The story of fashion is also a component of the Museum’s Time Tunnel that includes the history of package goods, graphic design, promotion, technology, travel, entertainment, magazines and childhood toys. It’s a fascinating experience – visually stimulating and thought provoking.

The exhibition forms part of the 2016 InTRANSIT festival from 13th to 22nd June, an arts festival showcasing creative experimentation and new artistic collaborations in places and spaces across Kensington and Chelsea. Taking the festival’s theme of ‘opposites attract’, Tani’s dress aims to inspire conversations around how we can use disposable materials creatively, even beautifully, by exploring the use of packaging in fashion.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission charges apply. See our website for more information.


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Half Term Family fun

Family Trail – Embrace Half Term / 25 May - 5 June

  • 28 May — 5 June 2016 *on now

From 28 May to Sunday 5 June, families can pick up a family trail, designed to keep children of all ages entertained around the Museum. The Museum is open especially for this Bank Holiday Monday, 30 May, 11am – 5pm. Take part in our family trail, and share memories and stories through the objects on display.
Anyone taking part in the trail will automatically enter a prize draw to win an amazing item from our Museum Gift Shop. You can also enjoy a sit-down and relax in the Museum garden café.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15


Regular admission charges apply.


Pop-Up Dining at the Museum of Brands

Pop-up Dining / 10 June

  • 10 June 2016 7-11pm

The Museum of Brands is teaming up with pop-up dining specialist Grubclub and with the innovative chefs MrPigStuff for a night of amazing food and famous brands on 10 June at 7-11pm. Tickets include seven-course fun dining menu and exclusive entry to the Museum’s. Pre-booking is essential.

Suitable for

  • 18+





Father’s Day Family Fun / 18 - 19 June

  • 18 June 2016 10am-6pm
  • 19 June 2016 11am-5pm

Father’s Day Fun: Design your own garden seed packet

During the Open Garden Squares weekend, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, the Museum of Brands, Notting Hill, will open up its secret garden to the public. This magical garden is a south-facing courtyard, enclosed by walls on three sides. The planting includes a mixture of herbaceous perennials, climbers and tender sub-tropical plants, such as Brugmansia, Abutilaion, and Musa, which flourish in this microclimate. Nest boxes encourage a number of small bird species to thrive in the garden.

Garden themed activities include:
•Meet Gary the gardener
•Design your own seed packet for Father’s Day - w family friendly activity
•Botanical Time Tunnel trail - explore the collection
in search of examples of garden related images

Featuring consumer culture and lifestyle in Britain since Victorian times, the Museum will be open as usual with standard admission charges.

The Museum’s Garden Cafe will be open, serving a range of freshly prepared food including sandwiches, soups, salads cakes plus speciality tea and coffee.

Date: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June
Cost: Standard admission charge applies
Age group: Families with children

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15


Admission charges apply. See our website for more information.



Design and Make - Jewellery Studio

  • 25 June 2016 11am-4pm

Inspired by Kumiko Tani’s spectacular recycled dresses and 150 years of packaging design on display at the Museum of Brands, this workshop uses iconic packaging to inspire experimental jewellery.
This creative, hand-on workshop is led by Joanne Haywood, internationally exhibiting jeweller, lecturer and writer.

Date: Saturday 25 June
Time: 11am to 4pm
Age group: Young learners 14-24 years
Cost: £15 plus booking fee

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17


£15 plus booking fee


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Intellectual Property Initiative

In collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office, the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising has created two downloadable worksheets for students that visit.
The first worksheet is for intellectual property 'creators' studying branding, graphic design, advertising, art, product design etc, while the second is for intellectual property 'protectors' studying business studies, law, economics etc.

How to obtain

To book a visit to the museum, call 020 7908 0880 or email
To get the free worksheets go to
Discounts on museum entry apply to students and groups.

Student Visit Resources

In collaboration with the Heritage Lottery fund, the Museum of Brands has created 12 worksheets for visiting students. Subjects catered for include: graphic design, marketing, media studies and English as a fireign language. Download from the website:

How to obtain

To book an educational visit, please call 020 7908 0880 or email
Worksheet downloads are free. Discounts on museum entry apply to students and groups.

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
111-117 Lancaster Road
Notting Hill
Greater London
W11 1QT


Museum website


General enquiries

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0207 243 96110880

Press Enquiries, conferences

020 7908 0881

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