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.
Personalised Packaging - Bud Light

Personalised Packaging

  • 2 November 2017 — 7 January 2018 *on now

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 *on now

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!


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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