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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Recycle style

The Attraction of Opposites - Recycling and Fashion

  • 17 June — 21 August 2016 *on now

The Museum of Brands, is exhibiting the spectacular dresses from fashion designer and Central Saint Martin graduate Kumiko Tani’s ‘Re-cycle Style’ collection exploring consumer culture, fashion, waste and recycling. It will be on show from the 17th June to 21st August.

Tani says that, “An enormous amount of waste is produced every day and recycling is one way to reduce waste. I try to change the image of recycling by suggesting new ways of doing it."

Tani’s dress will be located in the Museum’s Branding Hall which provides a fascinating insight into how consumer branding has evolved. The story of fashion is also a component of the Museum’s Time Tunnel that includes the history of package goods, graphic design, promotion, technology, travel, entertainment, magazines and childhood toys. It’s a fascinating experience – visually stimulating and thought provoking.

The exhibition forms part of the 2016 InTRANSIT festival from 13th to 22nd June, an arts festival showcasing creative experimentation and new artistic collaborations in places and spaces across Kensington and Chelsea. Taking the festival’s theme of ‘opposites attract’, Tani’s dress aims to inspire conversations around how we can use disposable materials creatively, even beautifully, by exploring the use of packaging in fashion.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission charges apply. See our website for more information.


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.
Hat Making

#FamilyFun - Time, Space & Chocolate Bars

  • 31 July 2016 11am-4pm

The workshop is aimed at all ages, takes place on Sunday 31 July, 11am to 4pm and is free with entry to the Museum. Tell your friends on Twitter #FamilyFun.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission charges applies


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

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0207 243 96110880

Press Enquiries, conferences

020 7908 0881

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