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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

2 Colville Mews | 11, London W11 2AR, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
+44(0)20 7908 0880
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Ranked #88 of 1,119 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 150 years. Every corner you turn in the Time Tunnel leads you into a different decade.You'll see Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, First World War Oxo cubes, Mars Bars, Rolos and KitKats from the 1930s, a 1970s Chopper bike and around 12, 000 other items that will open your eyes to the way we shopped.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.You can even hire the museum and its conference room for your meetings and parties!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. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Moscow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The museum is really small one but exposition is pretty big ) wide range of different packages, posters, advertising, dolls, adv characters and so on. You remember things from your childhood and can see the very first ones variants of your favorite products. It's fun! Sure you should go there with your friends if you wanna laugh. Plus of museum... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Interesting museum ok most of it - staff ok ish very young wkuld not remember any of it! LOL-most of the exhibits older than them! Even the ski youghurt pots!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My colleague and I brought our classes to this museum as part of their English enrichment at university. With most of the group going on to study marketing and business related subjects, the resources and displays here were second-to-none and all of the staff extremely helpful. We will definitely be bringing next term's classes back to this museum! Thank you!... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This museum was really great. Extremely well-price, especially for central London. Although very densely packed, the museum took only 2hrs30 to complete, reading every information card. I very much enjoyed the development on brands section, towards the end of the exhibition. The cafe was also extremely reasonably priced. I had been planning a trip to this museum for almost a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Seeing brands from the past, particularly when you get to those that resonate with your youth (the 60s, in my case) is a really enjoyable experience. A very enjoyable visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

very interesting place with different product packages in different periods. Though I came from Asia and I'm not familiar with lots of products, I still had a very nice time in exploring the sweet time of European old folks. What's pity that photography only allowed for a small fraction of exhibits at the entrance,which is only tip of a fancy... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a lovely Museum of branding and packaging that will take you back to your childhood and beyond. It goes through different decades right up to the present day, you will find yourself going down memory lane and saying to each other " do remember these". It is well worth a visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A visual narration of the history of pop culture since the 1800's through brands, packaging and consumer goods. Situated in a beautiful part of city it is one of the very best small hidden museums of London. Not to miss if you are into art, design and crafts.

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A smashing museum that's worth seeking out. Used a days out 2for1 voucher so not bad value. Spent a good couple of hours. Great exhibits of brands from way before my time and fantastic memories of growing up in the 70s and 80s.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

reaally interesting you find yourself saying " oh i remember those " quite often ha ha . takes about an hour to go around , very well laid out and in different years , amazing to see many og the products are still around today only the labels have changed. well worth a visit .

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