Museum of Brands

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-6.00
Sun 11.00-5.00
(Last admission 1 hour before closing)

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

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.
Shell Poster

The Shell Brand Story

  • 11 April 2018 — 11 April 2021 *on now

Ever wondered what goes into an iconic brand? It’s pioneering roots, how it adapts to stay relevant; evolving its brand identity and advertising in keeping with the times?

The new interactive exhibition at the Museum of Brands, in Notting Hill London, presented by Founding Sponsor Shell opens on the 11th April 2018.

Visitors can immerse themselves in Shell’s Brand story through a multi-dimensional digital experience, controlled by the visitor. Through the exhibition visitors can explore how Shell have been a part of human progress throughout history and found new and inventive ways to engage and entertain their customers along the way.

The new exhibition also unveils Shell’s ‘Brand ID’ digital experience, where visitors can put essential branding principles into practice by creating and personalising their very own brand, and take away a digital souvenir.

As a founding Sponsor, the fascinating story of Shell will feature alongside the Museum’s displays which showcase 150 years of brands, packaging and advertising.

Chris Griffin, CEO at the Museum of Brands says:
‘We are so pleased that Shell sees the value of the Museum in recording the role of brands in the history of our society, for our current education and entertainment as well as for future generations.’

Dean Aragon VP Shell Brand, CEO Shell Brands International says:
‘Shell is partnering with the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising who play a key role in preserving and celebrating global brands and their heritage. In our daily lives, we’re surrounded by brands; they are woven into the fabric of society and culture. We are pleased to join the iconic brands already in the museum and to help contribute to the Museum’s ongoing success.’

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult - £9
Concession - £7
Children (7-16 years) - £5
Under 7s - Free
Family - £24

Groups larger than 10 receive a 10% discount.

Website

http://www.museumofbrands.com/whats-on/exhibitions/the-shell-brand-story-exhibit.html

Christmas Family Activities: Innovate, learn and have fun

Christmas Family Activities: Innovate, learn and have fun

  • 1 November 2019 — 31 January 2020 *on now

Are you looking for some quality family time this Christmas? Enjoy fun for the whole family over the holidays at the Museum of Brands as you experiment, learn and explore the world of technology, with self-led activities every day.

Three different Maker Kits by tech toy experts Big Clown will be available to use onsite every day, bringing you the chance to connect the world around you with technology as you wirelessly trigger actions and control appliances. What better way to get hands-on and inspire the children of today to become the inventors of tomorrow?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with Museum admission - £9 per adult, £5 per child, under 7s go free

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/family-activities/

Trustpilot

Brand Trust in the Age of Distrust

  • 18 November 2019 6:30-9pm *on now

Glenn Manoff, Senior VP Brand & Communications at Trustpilot, will talk about the role and dynamics of trust in the digital space and how it influences shopper behaviour and choice. This is a must-attend talk for all working in e-commerce and digital communications and is run in collaboration with the British Brands Group.
The Museum’s professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£26, student and group discounts available

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/brand-trust/

youngsters taking part in workshop

Inventors of Tomorrow Family Workshop

  • 23 November 2019 2-3pm

Are you looking for some quality family learning? Enjoy fun for the whole family at the Museum of Brands as you experiment, learn and explore the world of technology, with our unique Inventors of Tomorrow workshop in collaboration with tech toy experts, Big Clown.

During this one hour session, you will be guided by the professionals as you begin to connect the world around you and wirelessly trigger actions and control appliances. What better way to inspire the children of today to become the inventors of tomorrow?

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 7-10

Admission

Free with Museum admission - £9 per adult, £5 per child, under 7s go free

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/family-activities/

Deborah Madelaine

User Centricity with Mars

  • 25 November 2019 6:30-9pm

Deborah Madelaine, Senior Community Manager at Mars Inc will talk about how she and her team created a global internal movement called User Centricity as part of their digital transformation and how branding has been one of the keys to success.
The Museum’s professional development programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£26, student and group discounts available

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/user-centricity-with-mars/

Headshots

How to Name Your Brand

  • 20 January 2020 6:30-9pm

Madelyn Postman, MD of Leidar UK, an international branding and communications consultancy, and Jandan Aliss, Trade Mark Attorney, Head of Legal Practice, Nucleus IP, will share with you the insights about name creation which they have gained over the past two decades, working with dozens of clients internationally in various sectors.
The Museum of Brands’ Professional Development Programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£26 per adult. Student and group discounts available.

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/how-to-name-your-brand/

Youngsters taking part in workshop

Inventors of Tomorrow Family Workshop

  • 25 January 2020 2-3pm

Are you looking for some quality family learning? Enjoy fun for the whole family at the Museum of Brands as you experiment, learn and explore the world of technology, with our unique Inventors of Tomorrow workshop in collaboration with tech toy experts, Big Clown.

During this one hour session, you will be guided by the professionals as you begin to connect the world around you and wirelessly trigger actions and control appliances. What better way to inspire the children of today to become the inventors of tomorrow?

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • Any age
  • 18+

Admission

Free with Museum admission - £9 per adult, £5 per child, under 7s go free

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/family-activities/

Angus Wyatt Headshot

LGBT+ Representation in the Media

  • 17 February 2020 6:30-9pm

Join Angus Wyatt to explore the impact of LGBT+ representation in television and advertising and address Channel 4’s initiatives to improving inclusion and diversity, both on and off-screen.
Channel 4 is a unique broadcaster in that it has the principle of diversity written into its remit, and Angus will discuss how the broadcaster is leading the way across the industry, with focus on LGBTQ+ representation.
The Museum of Brands’ Professional Development Programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£26 admission.
£13 students.
Group discounts available

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/lgbt-representation-in-the-media/

Image of branding expert, Michael Murdoch

Brand Storytelling with Story Cube

  • 24 February 2020 6:30-9pm

Successful organisations know how to tell their story and sell. They understand what their audience needs and they understand how to communicate that with a minimum of fuss. That, essentially, is the secret of good brand storytelling.

Join branding expert Michael Murdoch as he takes your through the Story Cube formula he has created with Robbie Dale. These are 6 key questions every organisation should be able to answer to understand how they can clearly explain what they do and make their business a truly loved (and successful) brand.

The Museum of Brands’ Professional Development Programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£26, student and group discounts available

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/brand-storytelling-with-story-cube/

Ysabel Gerrard

#Censored: The Problems With Social Media Content Moderation

  • 7 April 2020 6-8:30pm

Dr. Ysabel Gerrard, Lecturer in Digital Media and Society at the University of Sheffield, will share insights on social media content moderation: the process of deciding what content gets to stay on social media and what should be removed. Ysabel will also discuss her recent work with Facebook and Instagram’s policy teams to restrict advertisements for weight loss and cosmetic surgery products.

The Museum of Brands’ Professional Development Programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£26 general admission.
Students £13.
Group discounts available

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/censored-the-problems-with-social-media-content-moderation/

Headshot

Decoding the Face to Unlock Audiences

  • 11 May 2020 6:30-9pm

Adrianne Carter will be speaking about Facial Expressions of Emotion, how to recognise emotions, what emotions mean in campaigns and the impact of faces and the perception of audiences. She will also talk about how to create marketing/advertising campaigns that resonate with audiences across the world. Authenticity and alignment in the models used adds the sparkle to a brand campaign.
The Museum of Brands’ Professional Development Programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£26
Student and group discounts available

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/decoding-the-face-to-unlock-audiences/

Mark Runacus

Is Your Brand Queer Enough?

  • 13 July 2020 6:30-9pm

Mark Runacus MBE is Chair of Outvertising, advertising’s LGBTQ+ lobby group, campaigning for better LGBTQ+ representation in advertising. Outvertising is a Not For Profit organisation run entirely by volunteers. “Is your brand queer enough?” is a challenge to all modern brands who want to engage on an emotional level with their audience.
The Museum of Brands’ Professional Development Programme is generously supported by The Marketors’ Trust.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£26 general admission.
£13 students.
Group discounts available.

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/is-your-brand-queer-enough/

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

http://www.museumofbrands.com/IP/home.html

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 francesca@museumofbrands.com
To get the free worksheets go to www.museumofbrands.com/IP/home.html
Discounts on museum entry apply to students and groups.

Student Visit Resources

http://www.museumofbrands.com/education.html

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: www.museumofbrands.com/education.html

How to obtain

To book an educational visit, please call 020 7908 0880 or email francesca@museumofbrands.com
Worksheet downloads are free. Discounts on museum entry apply to students and groups.

Museum of Brands
111-117 Lancaster Road
Notting Hill
London
Greater London
W11 1QT
England

Website

Museum website

http://www.museumofbrands.com

E-mail

General enquiries

info@museumofbrands.com

Press and conferences

anna@museumofbrands.com

Telephone

Museum

0207 243 96110880

Press Enquiries, conferences

020 7908 0881

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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