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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
What is your favourite brand and why? - mural by Alex Fowkes

Your Favourite Brand

  • 16 May — 30 September 2019 *on now

What is your favourite brand memory? Has your mum’s Sunday roast made you forever loyal to Bisto? Was Sindy doll your treasured childhood toy, or was it Tamagotchi? Did you all pile in the back of your family Volvo… or are you forever loyal to Uber?

Our lives and loyalties to brands are shaped by the memories and experiences we’ve all had over the years. Museum of Brands, in West London, invites you to share these memories and find out just how much we all have in common.

Museum of Brands is opening a new mural and interactive installation ‘Your Favourite Brand’. The installation will be created by Alex Fowkes, London based artist and designer, renowned for colourful murals and hand painted typography. Visitors to the Museum are invited to write down their favourite brand and explain why – slowly building a mosaic of memories and a space for all generations to meet, share and reminisce together.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Entrance to the installation is free with admission to the Museum. Museum ticket prices are £9 for adults, £7 concessions and £5 children.

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/

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

Collage of Tech Toys

Techie Summer Fun at the Museum of Brands

  • 22 July — 1 September 2019

Museum of Brands is partnering with award-winning toy company Tech Will Save Us, to bring you today’s most innovative kids’ toys, as well as exploring how technology drove the 1950s Battle of the Toy Brands. Get hands-on every weekday at 2pm from 22 July – 1 September with tech-inspired Electro Dough workshops and bring your creations to life with light and sound. The perfect day out to get kids and parents inspired.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Adults £9
Concession £7
Child £5
Unders 7 free

Exhibition and workshops free with Museum admission

Tony Durham Winning Through Laziness

Winning Through Laziness

  • 14 October 2019 6:30-9pm

Join Tony Durham, global expert in shopper psychology with 35 years’ experience at P&G, for a must-see professional development masterclass at the Museum of Brands. This masterclass will provide an introduction to shopper psychology, behavioural science and the development of claims, with an explanation of how these influence shopper choices in-store. The content shared can be used to improve packaging design and point-of-sale material with an instant ROI.

Event includes networking opportunities and afterhours access to the Museum’s collections.

Supported by The Marketors' Trust

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£45
£25 for British Brands Group Members

Website

https://www.museumofbrands.com/winning-through-laziness/

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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