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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

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Address: 111-117 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QT, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7908 0880
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Please see the website for up to date information. Just around the corner...

Please see the website for up to date information. Just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road Market stands a unique, Aladdin's cave of retro design and memories - the only museum of its kind in the whole world. Imagine walking through a corridor full from floor to ceiling with the treats that the British have filled their shopping baskets with for the last 200 years. Every corner you turn in the Time Tunnel leads you into a different decade. Discover what has made shoppers tick for the last 200 years and surround yourself in the classic designs, vintage adverts and retro stylings that fill our museum. The Museum is available to hire for evening events and there's a fabulous conference room for daytime events! So whether you visit to awaken childhood memories or to inspire your own designs, we welcome you to the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. Opening Times Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm Monday: Closed, except bank holidays We are closed during the Notting Hill Carnival, 24, 25 and 26 December and New Year's Day. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

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Visited here but it was only half open due to galleries being set up.I was only charged half price,will be back again when all the galleries are open.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jeff P
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Llandovery, United Kingdom

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Llandovery, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited here but it was only half open due to galleries being set up.I was only charged half price,will be back again when all the galleries are open.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

People pull a face when mentioning brands and certain museums but this place brings back memories. The place is not quite fully open so tickets are half price. he place is absolutely immaculate with a nice little café on site. Access is good and the staff are friendly. It is nice to be reminded of some of the products we... More 

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Thank Harry S
UK
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221 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum is moving into it's new home at the moment so not 100% is on display. As a result the tickets are 1/2 price so can't complain. We still spent 2 hours here and really enjoyed the mix of brands, packaging, adverts and displays. Great for nostalgia, but also for insight on how the advertising industry has changed, and... More 

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Thank GayleUK
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting London, I stopped in for a visit. The museum is a short walk from the Portobello Rd. shopping district. A portion of the museum was under renovation, so the tickets were offered at a discounted rate, which seemed fair. There were only a couple of rooms open, but they were filled with a lot of very interesting household... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you into brands or advertising, if you like to stand close to your childhood memories, if you hide a little smile when you see something you remember way back when you was young, the museum of brands is were you should be going to. although only part of the new show is in place we spent a couple of... More 

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Thank Movtal
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum is under restoration so part of it is closed. The viewable part is two rooms and nothing else. But the ticket is not so expensive and if you're passing by it could worth a visit anyway. What I've found really unfair is that when we ask for tickets they made us pay without saying nothing and only after... More 

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Thank Federico B
TheresaMoB, Manager at Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, responded to this review

Dear Federico, It is our policy and stated process to discuss this with all visitors prior to entry. Please could you contact me at info@museumofbrands.com with your date of entry so I can ascertain when and why this happened. My apologies for your experience. Best, Theresa More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we got here in December, they had just moved to their new location and so they told us that they only had part of their collection open for viewing. That being said, we easily spent almost two hours exploring everything they did have out in great detail. The pieces are organized into recognizable brands, but also into eras which... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I took 29 GCSE students to the new location of the museum of brands, they enjoyed seeing the vast array of brands, packaging in the time tunnel. This is a reduced version of the current exhibition but my students were able to fill out the information in regards to branding. Just a shame my group couldn't stay longer. It is... More 

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Florence, Italy
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

I'd like to start saying that, in my opinion, we can't call it a real museum but more a permanent exhibition/collection of products and packagings of products. On display, in a very simple way (next January they say they will have the final set up of the exhibition) only things that have been sold in UK. All in all is... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Even though this museum is only half open at the moment (Nov 2015) we had a really enjoyable time. When it is fully open, I'm sure it will be a great success. It certainly is a trip down memory lane and it's funny how looking at old food packets can be so fascinating. Will certainly go back in 2016 to... More 

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