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.
Shoe Types - Star Wars

Exhibit: Launching Po-Zu sustainable shoe collection with Star Wars™

  • 1 September — 12 November 2017 *on now

The Museum of Brands, in Notting Hill, London, presents the new cutting edge launch of Star Wars™| Po-Zu footwear, with a new exhibit. Open from Friday 1st September until Sunday 12th November, this exhibit tells the extraordinary story of this ethical and sustainable brand, with shoes inspired by the film’s lead characters Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Chewie and even Stormtroopers.

Sven Segal, Founder and Creative Director of Po-Zu says: “We built the range to be collectible but also highly wearable. We wanted the shoes to resonate with the Star Wars community whilst also being commercially designed by incorporating some strong trend-led cues. The craftsmanship and quality have been widely praised – our history of working in partnership with our suppliers has helped us to bring sustainability into this collaboration.”

Karin Kihlberg, Museum Manager says: We are thrilled to showcase a contemporary brand that lead on creating sustainable products in a competitive and commercial environment. The display is shown alongside our permanent exhibitions which includes science fiction charachters from Dan Dare, Stingray, Thunderbirds and Star Wars as well as fashion which makes this collaboration a perfect fit.”

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Adult £9.00
Concession £7.00
Child £4.50


Space Shoes October Halfterm

Space Shoes Designing at the Museum of Brands this October Half Term

  • 21 — 29 October 2017

Zoom through the Time Tunnel to the 50s, 60s and 70s to spot iconic space characters and science fiction favourites. Draw Dan Dare, Daleks and Thunderbirds before discovering award winning footwear brand Po-Zu and their latest space themed collaboration with Starwars™. Surrounded by space characters and incredible shoes, design your own footwear brand that is truly out of this world.

After striking a pose with our space themed selfie station, relax with a drink and snack in our café, and explore the autumn colours of our magical garden.

All activities free with Museum admission, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Family ticket £24, or Adult ticket £9, Concession ticket £7, Child ticket (7-16) £5, Under 7s go free!


Personalised Packaging - Bud Light

Personalised Packaging

  • 2 November 2017 — 7 January 2018

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, in Notting Hill, London, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new exhibition series looking at different aspects of current and future packaging innovation. Opening on Wednesday 1st November, the first display in the series looks at the impact that personalisation has had with engaging 21st century consumers. The display is put together by UK packaging innovation experts ThePackHub.

The display details several of the latest personalised packs as well as one-of-a-kind pack versioning, all enabled using the latest digital print capability. There is also a chance to order your own personalised pack via a special online portal at the Museum – a perfect Christmas gift idea.

Paul Jenkins Managing Director of ThePackHub says: “ThePackHub is delighted to collaborate with the Museum of Brands on this exciting initiative. It’s great to see how many of the packaging designs of the past have influenced the evolution of packaging innovation in the present day”.

Karin Kihlberg, Executive Director at the Museum of Brands says: “This new initiative and collaboration with ThePackHub marks an exciting time for the Museum. Our permanent exhibits show technological developments and how packaging has evolved from Victorian times to the present day. This new evolving display will be continuously updated to capture the most innovative packaging being produced today as well as exploring the most cutting-edge technology in packaging innovation. The aim is to stimulate further debate on complex questions such as sustainability and how packaging is used by brand and marketing professionals to build business”.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+


Free with Museum admission.

Museum of Brands Christmas

It's Got My Name On It! Christmas Family Activities

  • 4 November — 31 December 2017

Taking inspiration from personalised Nutella and Coke bottles, which brand would you like to put your friends' and family's name on? Grab a magnifying glass to get up close and personal with 150 years of packaging and advertising, before creating your own personalised Christmas tree decoration. Suitable for families with young children as well as teenagers.

This activity is inspired by our newly launched PackHub exhibit on the latest in packaging innovations. Don’t miss our selfie station, winter warmers in the café and magical garden.

All activities free with Museum admission, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13


Adult £9 Child £5 Concession £7 Family ticket £24 Children under 7 go free!


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 - The Role of Emotion in Building Brands

John Lewis Adverts Unwrapped – The Role of Emotion in Building Brands

  • 26 October 2017 6:30-8:30pm

Which is your favourite John Lewis Christmas Advert? Did you know the concepts for the ads are created up to 9 months in advance of the big day? Hear behind-the-scenes secrets of Britain's favourite festive ads as part of the Museum of Brands Late event.

For #MuseumsatNight2017, join David Golding, co-founder of multi-award winning agency adam&eveDDB to hear insights from the makers of these iconic TV ads. Explore the Museum after-hours and understand how to create emotional connections with your viewers!

The evening is being held in partnership with the British Brands Group and in collaboration with the IPA and Thinkbox.

The Museum of Brands displays packaging, advertising and branding from Victorian times to present day. Find nostalgia-inducing chocolate bars from your childhood as well as a unique look at the relationship with British society and the products we buy.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£19 plus booking fee



Back to the 1980s pop up dinner

  • 27 October 2017 6:30-10:30pm

Book a one off dinner on 27th October themed around the 1980s at the Museum of Brands. This is an immersive dining experience where guest will be eating a especially designed menu surrounded by the Museum great collection.
Themed around the Museum’s sci-fi exhibition we have devised a back to the 80’s menu…
Join the table for a gastronomic adventure full of surprises, presenting the best of modern British food! Group of friends? couple? or on your own? Everyone is welcome!


Museum of Brands
111-117 Lancaster Road
W11 1QT

Getting there

two minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove Tube Station


£44 per head for 4 course tasting menu



Signs of Life: Branding lecture and book signing with Stephen Bayley

  • 6 November 2017 6:30-8:30pm

The event will form part of the Museum’s Professional Development Programme and provide opportunities to network, explore the Museum and gain insights from an incredibly influential figure in design and branding.

Stephen Bayley will focus on the history and importance of brands, arguing that far from being pernicious, manipulative voodoo, brands and branding should be regarded as the contemporary equivalent of folk art. Brands aren’t just about the logo, but about culture and creativity.

However, as conventional advertising becomes redundant, and younger affluent buyers suffer from consumer fatigue, brands are becoming more vulnerable and are under more pressure to adapt. Distinctive presentation on cigarette packaging has already been banned in the UK, with a question mark over whether alcohol and other ‘sin’ products, such as sugar and fast food, will logically follow.

Introducing Stephen Bayley
Stephen is an author, critic, columnist, consultant, broadcaster, debater and curator. After lecturing at University of Kent, Stephen created The Boilerhouse Project in the V&A, founded London's Design Museum with Sir Terence Conran and was briefly Creative Director of The Millennium Dome.

Stephen's writing over the past forty years his writing has changed the popular perception of “design”. He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres, an Honorary Fellow of The RIBA, a Trustee of The Royal Fine Arts Commission Trust and a Fellow of The University of Wales.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Tickets cost £19 plus booking fee.


Creating a Successful Personal Brand

Creating a Successful Personal Brand

  • 13 November 2017 6:30-8:30pm

Pamella Barotti will use branding strategies and coaching methodologies to assist you to develop, communicate and grow your personal brand.

What you will learn

Understand the power of your personal brand and why you need one
Get clear on your strengths and values
Create your personal brand statement and brand proposition
How to use verbal and non-verbal communication to enhance your brand
Grow your personal brand through proven marketing tactics

Introducing Pamella Barotti

Marketing Consultant, Coach, Mentor and Speaker
Pamella is a Marketing Consultant, Coach, Mentor and Speaker. She has worked for some of the world’s most valuable brands such as Oracle and Shell and has a unique combination of business, marketing and branding knowledge and passion for helping people to grow and develop further. She has over 12 years of combined experience in Marketing, Branding and Sales and throughout her career she has developed and implemented successful marketing and communications strategies across EMEA and Latin America as well as Global programs, which increased brand awareness and supported multi-million dollar revenue goals.

Pamella holds a degree in Publicity and Marketing from Mackenzie University in Brazil and a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in London. She has attended several courses in Business, Marketing and Strategy at international institutions such as Birkbek University in London and Harvard University in the United States. She also holds an NLP Practitioner Diploma, an Executive Coaching Certificate from the Academy of Executive Coaching and is finishing a Personal Performance Coaching Diploma at The Coaching Academy. Pamella has coached and mentored people from around the world and has run workshops and talks on Marketing, Branding and Soft-skills topics in the UK and abroad.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£35 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


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