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 £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

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.

Father’s Day Family Fun / 18 - 19 June

  • 18 June 2016 10am-6pm
  • 19 June 2016 11am-5pm

Father’s Day Fun: Design your own garden seed packet

During the Open Garden Squares weekend, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, the Museum of Brands, Notting Hill, will open up its secret garden to the public. This magical garden is a south-facing courtyard, enclosed by walls on three sides. The planting includes a mixture of herbaceous perennials, climbers and tender sub-tropical plants, such as Brugmansia, Abutilaion, and Musa, which flourish in this microclimate. Nest boxes encourage a number of small bird species to thrive in the garden.

Garden themed activities include:
•Meet Gary the gardener
•Design your own seed packet for Father’s Day - w family friendly activity
•Botanical Time Tunnel trail - explore the collection
in search of examples of garden related images

Featuring consumer culture and lifestyle in Britain since Victorian times, the Museum will be open as usual with standard admission charges.

The Museum’s Garden Cafe will be open, serving a range of freshly prepared food including sandwiches, soups, salads cakes plus speciality tea and coffee.

Date: Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June
Cost: Standard admission charge applies
Age group: Families with children

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15


Adults (includes gift aid):

Children (7 - 16):




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


Museum website


General enquiries

Press and conferences



0207 243 96110880

Press Enquiries, conferences

020 7908 0881

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