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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
10:00 am - 6:00 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 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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One of us was excited to go here for tidbits of history and was definitely thrilled with the findings. The other went to humour his spouse and was found to enjoy himself quite a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of us was excited to go here for tidbits of history and was definitely thrilled with the findings. The other went to humour his spouse and was found to enjoy himself quite a bit more than he anticipated. My favourite bits were seeing how advertising has changed with the times, especially as it concerns speaking to women. I liked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum to see the punk exhibition, which unfortunately turned out to be quite small, consisting only of a few record sleeves and posters. That said, it was still great to see these iconic images again, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The rest of the museum is certainly worth a visit - it took just over an hour... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising and were surprised at how much there was to see. It is literally jam-packed with fascinating things and the staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The museum covers the history of brands and packaging from Victorian times to the present day. I loved the ‘time tunnel’ and the television commercials... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove station this place is like a time machine taking you back over 200 years to see how advertising and packaging has changed. The time tunnel takes you from Victorian and Edwardian times right up to the now with interesting facts about what was happening in the world for each decade. There is also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is close to Portobello road and in a nice part of London. The exhibition is put together with great care and is a time travel through British history for close to 200 years. There is also a great room to see how brands have developed over 100 or more years. Really very nice stuff. Very nice coffee shop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had seen mentions & reviews of this museum and thought it would be interesting and it was. I gather it had moved within the last year so the local signage was incorrect but it was easily found. They give a history of consumer products ( mostly uk) through the ages with a very good array of different packages and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a trip down memory lane. I am 45 and thoroughly enjoyed this museum. It starts way back to victorian and edwardian and then does each decade. The wrappers or boxes of items you forget. We stayed about 2 and half hours and it was lots of fun. Would recommend to all who have further attractions in the capital to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the entrance an interesting poster advises the visitor of an museum with advantages like "terrific coffee", a "garden", etc. At the reception inside very friendly people explaining everything I wanted to know. I the museum I find a lot of different objects beginning with toys, advertisement for food and clothes, magazines, papers, household articles and much more. It makes... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just love this museum. The staff are fab and as you walk around everyone is laughing remembering their childhood and teenage years. The coffee shop is great and the best bit are the gardens which are so relaxing and revitalising. It would be great for a young person if they are the type that is interested in things other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly welcome from staff who genuinely seemed happy to have our custom and tell us about the layout of the museum. Once you get past the appealing open plan gift shop, you enter into the time tunnel with charming early examples of design and branding. As you wander through, the sophistication of branding design develops through all the decades... More 

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