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 £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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Graphics of Punk

The Graphics of Punk

  • 4 October 2016 — 29 January 2017 *on now

The Graphics of Punk focus on the wild variety of graphic art that emanated from an era of anti-establishment sentiment. The exhibition opens on the 4 October 2016 at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising.

The dramatic music of the punk movement was spear-headed by the Sex Pistols who dominated this new sound. Their record sleeves packaged this radical noise, and the posters that promoted each new release forms a central point in this exhibit. A range of album covers such as God Save The Queen designed by Jamie Reid (1977) and posters such as Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle designed by M. Hirsh (1979) will be on show.The exhibit also includes the graphics of other groups who amplified this vibrant energy and antics, including The Clash, Buzzcocks and The Damned.

A number of key underground alternative magazines forms a part of the exhibition and gives insights into other ways which the graphics of punk were used at the time. The 1970s was a decade full of outrage and agitation. Both Oz magazine and IT (International Times) were prosecuted for obscenity in 1970, and were found guilty. Spare Rib took up the cause of women's liberation, political activists encouraged splinter groups, and the underground press supported causes such as immigration, abortion, squatters and the miners struggle. These radical campaigns draw a visual parallel between the political climate of the time and its punk graphics aesthetics.

The Graphics of Punk exhibition is placed in relation to the Museum’s permanent display. The significant impact and outrage the punk era caused can be explored by seeing it in context of the Museum’s historical narrative of graphics.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Adults (includes gift aid):
Children (7 - 16):


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.
Museum of Brands

Black Halloween Banquet

  • 28 October 2016 7:30-10:30pm

Black Halloween Banquet

The Museum of Brands has partnered with GrubClub for an exciting and extravagant event on 28 October. Award-winning chef Adam Rawson has devised an unforgettable black Halloween menu, inspired by the iconic food brands associated with the colour black to be found in the Museum. Limited availability.

Date: Friday 28 October
Time: 19:30 - 22:30
Booking essential

Seabees, squid, yuzu & celery ceviche
Cod, charred leek, Lardo & milk
Burnt aubergine, smoked yogurt, sesame & Keta
Aged beef, mushroom & “Marmite” caramel, black quinoa
Milk ice cream, preserved lemon & black olive
Kelloggs Frosties & Rice Crispies
“Reese's peanut butter cups”

About Chef Adam Rawson
I've been a chef for 11 years now, I started cooking at 15 when i returned to the UK having lived in France for 10 years. I've worked under some of London's most coveted chefs in Nuno Mendes, Claude Bosi, Gordon Ramsay etc...Having left my last job in December (head chef of Pachamama Restaurant), I've decided to travel to countries that are well known for their cuisine and bring menu's back to London! I also Won the Young British Foodies chef of the year last year!!

Suitable for

  • 18+




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


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