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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fascinating little museum which shows how our consumer society has evolved since Victorian times, through artefacts from everyone's favourite brands. It is laid out chronologically and visitors walk through a Time Tunnel through displays of toys, posters, packaging. Well worth a detour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Entry to the museum cost £9 but as a National Trust member I got in for £4.50 (note - the discount was only for one person). The main feature of the museum is a 'time tunnel' through which you walk to see an extensive display of products in chronological order through the 19th and 20th centuries. As well as being an informative historical display, anyone born during the 20th century will be able to identify with exhibits that will take them back to their childhood.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this might be interesting. This was a great museum and wor5h the visit. It is well laid out and very interesting. The staff is nice too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To start with, the museum is situated in a gorgeous building with an amazing garden. I had a quick snack and a cup of tea from the café and enjoyed it outside. The museum itself is full of wonderful exhibits from the 1800s right through to today. It doesn't just tell a story of brands as the name humbly suggests, but of the country! From old Oxo posters, to a 30s tube map, to Beatle's lunch boxes and Captain Scarlet. It'll take you about an hour or so to see everything properly. Highly recommended. (Also the Xmas decs look incredible)

Thank Liam P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was worth a visit. There were far more artifacts on display than I could possibly have imagined. I particularly enjoyed the Victorian displays.

Thank Quest595839
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent there around 40 minutes, and would have spent more, just had to meet a friend. Lots of items to see, from the beginning of the past 100 years. You can see how advertising, packaging, and products change during the decades. Amazing collection of a vast variety of objects. For me, it was worth the entrance fee. Unfortunately, no photos allowed inside.

Thank gabrielciuchi
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was interesting to go back in time. Although I was quick to point out to my young companion I was definitely not around to remember 1910. We both enjoyed reminiscing which included the 60's (Beatles, Cindy dolls, Jackie magazine etc) for me and for him the Spice girls, Mickey mouse, Toy story and memories from staying with his nan and grandad. Was there longer than expected. Nice cafe with option of sitting in the lovely garden.

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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

A really interesting tour down memory lane! Amazing to see how much of the current brands have a history many many years back and how much the history is tied up and influenced the products we buy.

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Everything was beautifully laid out. This a wonderful trip down memory lane-a great museum to take your older relatives to! I particularly enjoyed the section where you can see how a range of brands have developed their packaging over the years. Fun and educational for children to see what things used to look like e.g. the old TVs and computers!

Thank Charlie W
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a real gem! A look back in time for all brands and packaging. It said allow 1-2 hours but we spent over 3 hours and could have spent longer. Inexpensive, this really is a must do! The small cafe also is worth a visit. Excellent cakes!

Thank KK48
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