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

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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)

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.
Pete Brown

Reassuringly Drinkable: Classic Beer Advertising with Pete Brown

  • 15 May 2014 6-9pm

Beer advertising is big business, but what convinces us to be tempted by a particular tipple? Join beer writer and advertising guru Pete Brown at the Museum of Brands to find out. Beer Writer of the Year 2009 and 2012, Pete will explore classic advertising campaigns, with a presentation, discussion and show-reel of the very best broadcasts. But we’re not just talking beer, there’s a well stocked cash-bar as well.

Pete certainly knows his topic, having written five books on beer and cider and working with Stella Artois to craft their Reassuringly Expensive Campaign.

And of course there’s the Museum, open after-hours as part of the event. Remember Watney’s Party Seven? Classic Guinness posters? Even the Alcopops of the 1990s can be rediscovered. With over 12,000 items from the Victorian period up to the modern day, discover the amazing consumer story we are all a part of. With all the alcohol on display, perhaps recall some rather hazy memories along the way.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£10.00

Website

http://classicbeeradvertising.eventbrite.co.uk

Robert Opie

Talking Tobacco with Robert Opie

  • 16 May 2014 6-9pm

Join Consumer historian Robert Opie at the Museum of Brands as he traces the dramatic story of cigarettes - their rise and fall, their promotion and packaging, their art and culture.

Using items from his extensive collection Robert will tell this story and select moments from the Throwaway History DVD.

This evening event is part of Culture24’s Museums at Night festival and visitors are granted exclusive access to the Museum before and after Robert’s talk.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£10.00

Website

https://tobaccoadvertising.eventbrite.co.uk

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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