The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is a museum of toys and games, posters and magazines, postcards and packaging, historic domestic goods and advertising. It opened in Notting Hill relatively recently in 2005 but houses over 12,000 original items from the consumer historian Robert Opie’s collection.
Discover the past’s consumer culture in the “time tunnel”. From Victorian times to the present day, you can explore the household goods of daily life, the shopping habits, the groceries and sweets of a time, the changes in taste as well as more general events such as the advent of motoring, aviation, radio and television, the influence of WWI and WWII or the gradual emancipation of women.
Robert Opie started his collection at the age of sixteen with a packet of Munchies. Today, it contains items of all aspects of daily life such as comics, magazines and newspapers, royal souvenirs, fashion or design.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 10.00- 18.00 and on Sundays between 11.00 - 17.00.
Admission prices (correct as at September 2016)
Adults (includes gift aid):
Children (7 - 16):
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Brands; they’re the choice of a new generation. What could be more natural than for a city like London to host such a place? Jocular, titillating copy aside; The Museum of Brands is an underrated treasure. Anybody interested in the history of design, graphics or advertising should be able to appreciate its cultural importance. For anybody else it’s worth a trip for branded mind bumps alone –courtesy of old packaging, ads, posters and slogans. Just do it.