Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
2 Colville Mews
Lonsdale Road
Notting Hill
London
Greater London
W11 2AR
England

Website

Museum website

www.museumofbrands.com

E-mail

General enquiries

info@museumofbrands.com

Press and conferences

anna@museumofbrands.com

Telephone

Museum

020 7908 0880

Press Enquiries, conferences

020 7908 0881

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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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

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 £6.50
Children (7-16) £2.25
Family £15.00
Concessions £4.00
Children under 7: FREE
Group discount 10% (groups of 10 or more are asked to pre-book to avoid overcrowding in the museum)

We will also be changing our admission prices on 02 January 2015, the first such rise we have made in over 4 years. As a small independent museum with charitable status, the majority of our funding comes from admissions. To ensure we can further the work of the Museum in the coming years, we are implementing these modest rises.

NEW PRICES FOR 2015 (these apply to all visits as of 2 January 2015)

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.
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War Games

  • 17 July 2014 — 17 July 2015 *on now

'War Games: How Britons kept the home fires burning playing trivial pursuits'

During the dark days of WWI families played their own branded games and this temporary display throws light on the boxed pastimes that Britons played while their loved ones were fighting at the front. Titles such as Race to Berlin, Battle in the Skies or Running the Blockade were enjoyed by all and as the war progressed, toy shops filled with new ideas that reflected the latest war events. Perhaps a more worrying concept was the game War Tactics: Can Great Britain be Invaded?

These games and puzzles from the Great War remind us of a forgotten era of family entertainment before the days of radio and television. It seems surprising that not only were these games produced, but also, remarkably, that they survive to be marvelled at exactly one hundred years later.

War Games can be seen in the context of hundreds of other period toys on show at the Museum, including those produced during the Second World War.

On display until July 2015.

Entry to this display is included in the admission to the Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entry to this display is included in the admission to the Museum;

Adults (includes gift aid): £6.50
Children (7 - 16): £2.25
Family: £15.00
Concessions: £4.00
National Trust Partner: 50% discount to members
Groups:10% discount to groups of 10 or more (pre-booking required)
Carer for disabled guest: Free

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/war-games-from-wwi.html

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.
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Stuffocation

  • 10 February 2015 6-9pm

The Museum of Brands is delighted to present An Evening Talk with James Wallman, based on his acclaimed book Stuffocation, drawing on his experience as a trend forecaster he will explain why we've had enough of stuff and need experience more than ever. Admission includes a free copy of the book.

We have more stuff than we could ever need – clothes we don't wear, kit we don't use, and toys we don't play with. But having everything we thought we wanted isn't making us happier. It's bad for the planet. It's cluttering up our homes. It's making us feel 'stuffocated' and stressed – and it might even be killing us.

The solution, as Wallman will show, is "experientialism". This does not mean giving up all our possessions, but it does mean getting over our obsession with them, and transforming what we value. We have to focus less on possessions and more on experiences. Rather than a new watch or another pair of shoes, we should invest in shared experiences like holidays and time with friends.

With powerful stories of real people's lives, and with intriguing insights on psychology, economics and culture, Stuffocation is a vital manifesto for change. It has inspired those who have heard its message to be happier and healthier, and to live more with less.

All guests will also enjoy an after-hours visit to the Museum and a cash bar.

6pm Museum and cash bar open

7pm Talk

8-9pm Chance to peruse the Museum

Admission

Adults £15

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/evening-talk-stuffocation.html

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Love/Hate Valentine's Late

  • 13 February 2015 6:30-10pm

The Museum of Brands invites you to join us for our first Friday Late...

It's your chance to experience the Museum differently. Each 2nd Friday of the month we're hosting a themed late night opening with food, drinks and great entertainment.

Did you notice that this Valentine's falls on Friday 13th? Our late night opening will focus on the tragedy & comedy of this fateful celebration. Come lovers, come haters, you're all welcome here.

You can expect a FREE drink on arrival, themed cocktails, a whole host of live entertainment, a thrilling Time Tunnel challenge with a goody bag prize and some hearty music to dance along to...

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/friday-late-valentines-love-hate.html

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Lovely Day for a Guinness

  • 13 March 2015 6:30-10pm

The Museum of Brands invites you to join us for our second Friday Late...

It's your chance to experience the Museum differently. Each 2nd Friday of the month we're hosting a themed late night opening with food, drinks and great entertainment.

Lovely Day for a GUINNESS

Everyone's Irish on 17th March... how about the 13th March? As it's almost St Patrick's Day our late night opening will focus on celebrating our old friend Guinness with a touch of the ol' Irish charm.

You can expect a FREE drink on arrival, themed drinks and cocktails, a whole host of live entertainment, a luck o' the Irish treasure hunt around the Museum and some ceilidh music to dance along to...

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/friday-late-(fri-13-march)-guinness.html

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Neuroscience

  • 24 March 2015 6-9pm

The Museum of Brands is delighted to present An Evening Talk with Nikki Westoby on Consumer Neuroscience.

With the combination of neuroscience and consumer research it is possible to go directly into the brain to discover the neural explanations for consumer behaviour. The ability to record brain activity with electrodes and advances in neural imaging technology make it possible to determine specific regions of the brain that are responsible for critical behaviour involved in consumption

Nikki will introduce us to the way brands use these techniques to hone their products. She will give us some background into how the conscious and subconscious brain works, this will be followed by a live demonstration with a willing volunteer of how the equipment is used with a look at the results on screen.

All guests will also enjoy an after-hours visit to the Museum and a cash bar.

6pm Museum & cash bar open

7pm Talk

8-9pm Chance to peruse the Museum

Admission

£15

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/evening-talk-neuroscience.html

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Adulteration

  • 21 April 2015 6-9pm

The Museum of Brands is delighted to present An Evening Talk with Pamela Robinson on Food Adulteration in a Globalised Supply Chain.

Controversies over food fraud and food safety are never far away. In January 2013, cases of horsemeat and other "rogue" ingredients were being discovered on the shelves of major supermarkets almost every day in the UK. In July 2014, most supermarket chicken was found to be contaminated with the food poisoning bug campylobacter, according to the UK's Food Standards Agency.

Such scandals highlight grave issues around food security and the food industry's competency in the UK. So how can policy makers and lead firms in complex supply chains ensure that the food on our plate is safe to eat? Where does the true responsibility lie in a globalised food supply chain? Are supermarkets responsible for pushing cost pressures down the chain to a level that encourages suppliers to cut corners or act fraudulently? Or, are we, as consumers, to blame for demanding cheap food? These are some of the issues that will be explored in this discussion.

All guests will also enjoy an after-hours visit to the Museum and a cash bar.

6pm Museum opens with cash bar

7-8pm Talk and chance for questions

8-9pm Chance to peruse the Museum

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/evening-talk-adulteration.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.

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.

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.

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