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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Adults £9.00
Children (7-16) £5.00
Family £24.00
Concessions £7.00
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

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.
Shell Poster

The Shell Brand Story

  • 11 April 2018 — 11 April 2021 *on now

Ever wondered what goes into an iconic brand? It’s pioneering roots, how it adapts to stay relevant; evolving its brand identity and advertising in keeping with the times?

The new interactive exhibition at the Museum of Brands, in Notting Hill London, presented by Founding Sponsor Shell opens on the 11th April 2018.

Visitors can immerse themselves in Shell’s Brand story through a multi-dimensional digital experience, controlled by the visitor. Through the exhibition visitors can explore how Shell have been a part of human progress throughout history and found new and inventive ways to engage and entertain their customers along the way.

The new exhibition also unveils Shell’s ‘Brand ID’ digital experience, where visitors can put essential branding principles into practice by creating and personalising their very own brand, and take away a digital souvenir.

As a founding Sponsor, the fascinating story of Shell will feature alongside the Museum’s displays which showcase 150 years of brands, packaging and advertising.

Chris Griffin, CEO at the Museum of Brands says:
‘We are so pleased that Shell sees the value of the Museum in recording the role of brands in the history of our society, for our current education and entertainment as well as for future generations.’

Dean Aragon VP Shell Brand, CEO Shell Brands International says:
‘Shell is partnering with the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising who play a key role in preserving and celebrating global brands and their heritage. In our daily lives, we’re surrounded by brands; they are woven into the fabric of society and culture. We are pleased to join the iconic brands already in the museum and to help contribute to the Museum’s ongoing success.’

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult - £9
Concession - £7
Children (7-16 years) - £5
Under 7s - Free
Family - £24

Groups larger than 10 receive a 10% discount.

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/the-shell-brand-story-exhibit.html

Summer Brand Development

Summer Brand Development Masterclass

  • 10 August 2018 10am-4pm

Take on our branding challenge and work with industry professionals: identify and analyse new audiences, research into the heritage of iconic British brands, undertake new market research in the streets of Portobello Market and create unique brand innovations for constructive critique from a panel of experts.

Day-course break down:

10am - Introduction to the Museum, team forming and challenge briefing
10.30am - Research and Development #1 – Audiences
11.15am - Research and Development #2 – Product
12.15pm - Lunch break (10% off in café)
12.35pm - Market Research – Take on Portobello Road
1.15pm - Concept Development and Realisation
3pm - Presentations, prize giving and certificates
4pm Close

Opportunity to work with industry experts:

The Museum is proud to be working with an enviable crowd of creative directors, agency founders, strategic directors and designers who will each join the Summer Innovation Labs for one day or afternoon to share their insights, support participants through the day-course and form a judging panel.

Who should attend?

Young professionals or recent graduates in advertising, branding and marketing sectors. Career change professionals looking to develop understanding on branding and network with industry leaders.

Quotes from previous participants:

"Insightful and interesting, very open and welcoming, appreciative of all opinions. Great expert/ mentor insights to help see branding and packaging in a new light." Senior Account Executive

"A chance to meet new people, discuss brands, explore current challenges, do some market research and come up with new brand innovations to appeal to new audiences." Research Executive

"Really good for learning about the evolution of brands, and seeing how people take the same brief but come up with different ideas." Research Manager

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Day course and Museum admission £45 plus booking fee

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/summer-brand-development-masterclass-tickets-44917553612

The first issue Time Out front cover, featuring an unusual graphic design

Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers

  • 12 September 2018 — 3 March 2019

The exhibition presents fifty original magazine covers from Time Out’s archive and the stories behind them. It is a journey through the changing face of London and fifty years of everything new, cool, weird, wonderful and unique in culture and entertainment.

Curated by Time Out editors, the stunning, arresting, beautiful and bizarre covers reflect key moments of city life from 1968 up until today, and give a unique insight into the evolution of magazine design over the last half-century.

The exhibition includes the first Time Out London issue from 12th August 1968, a cover featuring an Andy Warhol soup can design to celebrate an exclusive interview with the artist, the 1974 cover marking Winston Churchill’s 100th anniversary with a subversive take on his trademark V-sign, the first free Time Out London magazine from 2012 and cover stars including David Bowie, Elton John and Joanna Lumley. As well as in-house design, the exhibition will showcase designs by artists including Banksy, Jamie Hewlett and Ralph Steadman, and photographers such as Perou and David LaChapelle.

Time Out was born in London in 1968 when Tony Elliott, at the age of 21, created a kitchen-table magazine – partially funded by a £70 birthday gift from his aunt – to help Londoners explore the exciting new urban cultures that started up all over the capital. Fifty years on, Time Out is still writing about the best things to do and places to go in 108 cities and 39 countries, inspiring people to make the most of the city with its websites, mobile apps, social channels, live events, magazines, offers and Time Out Market which brings the best of the city together under one roof.

As Time Out has evolved as a global digital brand, magazines continue to play a key role to reach an experience-hungry, engaged audience and a strong focus has always been to create unique and often award-winning cover designs.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult - £9.00
Senior - £7.00
Student - £7.00
Child - £5.00
Group (over ten) - 10% discount

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/time-out-50.html

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

http://www.museumofbrands.com/IP/home.html

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 francesca@museumofbrands.com
To get the free worksheets go to www.museumofbrands.com/IP/home.html
Discounts on museum entry apply to students and groups.

Student Visit Resources

http://www.museumofbrands.com/education.html

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: www.museumofbrands.com/education.html

How to obtain

To book an educational visit, please call 020 7908 0880 or email francesca@museumofbrands.com
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
London
Greater London
W11 1QT
England

Website

Museum website

www.museumofbrands.com

E-mail

General enquiries

info@museumofbrands.com

Press and conferences

anna@museumofbrands.com

Telephone

Museum

0207 243 96110880

Press Enquiries, conferences

020 7908 0881

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