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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

#101 of 1,558 things to do in London
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Address: 111-117 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QT, England
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+44 20 7908 0880
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Memory Lane, an amazing collection

Walking along a time tunnel from the 1800s to the present day, you get to see the history of a range of brands and then 'suddenly' you see things you remember from your childhood... read more

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking along a time tunnel from the 1800s to the present day, you get to see the history of a range of brands and then 'suddenly' you see things you remember from your childhood: brands, articles and packaging. There's such a variety, ranging from consumer products, magazines, radios & TVs, toys, royal family memorabilia, evolution of music, tobacco products, etc.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is another delightful gem of a museum which is guaranteed to enchant and entertain. There are thousands of closely packed items arranged in chronological order, often by decade. Depending on your own vintage you'll be reminded of many items you haven't seen in years from sweets to cigarette packets to soap powder to computers..it was a trip down memory... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has a vast number of exhibits that are displayed in a very orderly way. We particularly like the brand labels over the years section.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my trip to the museum. I thought that the sheer scale of the collection was very impressive - given that it is a small museum! It would be nice if there could be a little more 'commentary' on some of the items - labeling, dating, descriptions about key items etc. That said, it was well worth the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my parents to this museum as a surprise on a day out. They thoroughly enjoyed revisiting and seeing some of their favourite chocolate bars and looking at packets from the 60s/70s. It was interesting to see how branding has changed through the ages from Victorian times right through to present day. Would recommend for an entertaining afternoon on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't praise this museum enough. I guess it depends what you're into but I find it completely fascinating. From the Victorian section complete with product packaging, Christmas cards, games and food containers, through every decade with an amazing collection of food/ drink packaging, toys, board games etc, to the area where you can see the history of a particular... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this Museum and the other people there of all ages were glued to each exhibit, so we moved round the Time Tunnel very slowly, enjoying the displays which showed how brand labelling and advertising had developed from Victorian times onwards. The huge collection of interesting memorabilia is most impressive, and was in very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a group visit. The talk was amazing very knowledgable guide and it was brilliant to see all the brands and healthy w they have changed. Certainly took me back and it is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful museum, full of interest and nostalgia. Well worth a visit. Very friendly staff. Happy to recommend unreservedly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating to see how little packaging of some products has changed and how some things we use today were used by our forebears. Well worth a visit. The garden looks as though it would be lovely in the spring and summer.

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