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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Address: 2 Colville Mews | Off Lonsdale Road, London W11 2AR, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
Phone Number: +44 20 7908 0880
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Ranked #45 of 919 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road Market...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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. 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. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION We also advise that you bring a map as we are tucked away on a quiet Mews. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Hertfordshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was my 2nd visit to this very informative museum, which is located less than 5 minutes walk from Portobello Road. It is a very good museum and a useful resource for anybody wanting to research historical packaging/advertising. My only slight criticisms are that it's very cramped in some places and if busy makes it difficult to access, and particularly... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

One of the most special museums, if it could be called a museum (more aptly named a retro gallery). Quaint location, this tiny place has a nice selection of exhibitions.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

taken here by surprise and was really pleased,what a nostalgic place brings back some lovely memories really worth a visit easy to stoll around and good information

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been meaning to visit this Museum for a while now, and would recommend it to everyone. I had heard it was good - I now know it is worth a visit. It is tucked away in a delightful mews, full of fascinating information, an amazing collection which has been extremely well displayed - firstly chronologically and then by... More 

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Horsham, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As a graphic design and marketing graduate, I was very excited to visit the museum, and it did not disappoint. I loved learning about the development and evolvement of packaging and advertising throughout the decades, and I left feeling inspired. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in design, advertising or art.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a real gem of a museum .....from the outside you would have no idea what treasures lay ahead. The exhibition goes on and on, with very valuable branding content from over the centuries. Appealed to all of the family, across the generations. In a beautiful location, with just enough visitors at once - a great place to spend... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great museum. Lots to showcase. So many things to see. Take your time. There's a lot to learn about the history of England and how they can consumer their goods. There's also a lot to learn about what they enjoy from the states.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I knew the Packaging Museum in Gloucester - which I had never quite had time to visit - had survived and evolved into this museum, but I did not expect it to be quite so all-encompassing in terms of communicating how important, when there were far fewer media channels available and almost no 'own brand' retailer presence, packaging was in... More 

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Tucked away in a little mews is this museum packed with fascinating objects of everyday life from the Victorian era to the early 21st century. My favourite part was the rows and rows of familiar things such as Fairy Liquid or boxes of Milk Tray as they were in their original packaging and how they have changed through the years.... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this fascinating museum - it brought back many memories of things we grew up with. Will be paying it another visit at some point as there's so much to see.

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