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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

#76 of 1,480 things to do in London
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Notting Hill
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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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More than a trip down memory lane

I'd never heard of this museum until last night so having a few hours to kill I thought I'd have a visit. The sheer volume of items on display made for a visual treat. Each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tyre S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd never heard of this museum until last night so having a few hours to kill I thought I'd have a visit. The sheer volume of items on display made for a visual treat. Each display area is so carefully and sensibly curated that the exhibits speak for themselves - apart from a few succinct boards which summarised the character... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is like travelling through time from the 1 80s to present time.Lots of written information about each decade.The visual displays are amazing to see.Brings back so many memories . Would highly recommend visiting this attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming here is a wonderful way to learn about social history from Victorian times to present day but more than that it gives you a chance to relive your childhood, seeing the sweets you ate in the 1970s, the toys you played with, the adverts you watched. Nice modern building, clean facilities and a cafe with a beautiful garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is absolutely my favourite London museum, and the new premises are excellent. Such fun to walk through the time tunnel, fascinating to see the development of packaging. Brings back so many memories of my childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. A real gem of a museum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've had the chance to visit this museum a few times using a London Pass. Hidden in the middle of a small street near Notting Hill, you wouldn't expect to find something so interesting inside. In large showcases are displayed thousands of items, from Beatles memorabilia to Disney biscuit packets and old candy. It's a well-thought history of advertising and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was a really nice experience to visit this little and original museum, the little inside garden is lovely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 August 16, 2016

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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