Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

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


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020 7908 0880

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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.

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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 £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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Photo of a small section of War Games, displaying a jigsaw puzzle

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


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


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.
Halloween products in our displays

Halloween Family Trail

  • 11 — 31 October 2014 *on now

The scariest time of year is upon us again! Prepare for some spooky goings on at the Museum of Brands as our Halloween Family Trail returns. Running until All Hallows Eve and including the Half-Term holidays, all of our young visitors can grab a free activity sheet on arrival and travel through our Time Tunnel to spot the ghostly clues that are hidden in the shadows. Those brave enough to find all the clues will reveal the famous brand, and can receive a spooky treat! Good luck!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10


Activity is free with price of admission


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.