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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
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

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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Unexpectedly very interesting trip down memory lane!

A great little place to visit, interesting to the younger members of our family as well as bringing back some fond memories to us oldies!,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great little place to visit, interesting to the younger members of our family as well as bringing back some fond memories to us oldies!,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to the museum with a couple of friends my age and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The selection of products on display was staggering. We particularly enjoyed the 'radio wall' by the cafe and the stuff from 'our era' which was the 70's - 90's. There were so many things that were 'daily items' that we'd forgotten about and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a couple of hours browsing the many exhibits. Loads to see and the great memories they bring back. Collection starts with packaging from the late 1800's up to present day. There is so much to see including an interesting video of old TV ads. We were lucky enough to have the pleasure of meeting the proprietor, Robert Opie,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising show the history of these everyday items over the last 200 years. Interesting stop particularly on a rainy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited a few years ago at the original premises and always said we would go back, and we did so and enjoyed it all over again, fabulous hidden courtyard cafe out the back, very well done. If you're a National Trust member you enjoy 50% of the ticket price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited when the display was in Gloucester Docks, many moons ago! So much to see that it could take all morning or afternoon to do thoroughly. We enjoyed the Time Line, but found it too hot and airless so had to rush through the last part. Other displays are very good and so nostalgic. Staff helpful and pleasant,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was so disappointed when I entered the time tunnel and am presented with several cases displaying musical scores popular during the Victorian Era ... Now this may have been interesting BUT THERE WAS NO EXPLANATION about what I was looking at. This was how the entire exhibit went. I would have been happy with less artifacts and more a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to go here as I'm a fan of nostalgia and own some of Robert Opie's replica items. I loved the time tunnel and I saw things that I'd completely forgotten about from my youth which spurred a few memories! I was definitely intrigued by my own era-80s/90s of course but it was great to see items from my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just round the corner from Ladbroke Grove station this visit would be ideal for anyone who would also like to visit Portobello Market as it'sso near. The museum has plenty of displays and information and takes about an hour and a half to two hour to go round.It has a wealth of items on display from the Victorian era to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a visit to this museum on a Sunday in August 2016. Museum is open from 11:00 and is very easy to locate. Parking is available on the street and on a Sunday it is free. If you are a member of the National Trust be sure to take your membership card as you get a 50% discount which helps.... More 

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