Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising

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The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising spans a 120-year period in the history of consumerism, culture, design, domestic life, fashion, folly and fate. It is presented as a magnificently cluttered time tunnel of cartons and bottles, toys and advertising displays, and is a small part of the collection amassed by Robert Opie – son of the celebrated collectors of children’s lore and literature Iona and Peter Opie – since the day in 1963 when the 16-year-old arrived home with a Munchies wrapper and declared his intention never to throw away anything ever again. The emphasis is on British consumerism through the last century, though there are items as old as an ancient Egyptian doll. One for Brit-brand nostalgists.

The Museum of Brands will move venues over summer 2015, closing on July 5. The new venue is also in Notting Hill and will open some time in September 2015.

Venue name: Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
Address: 2 Colville Mews
Lonsdale Rd
W11 2AR
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm (last adm 45mins before closing); closed Mons except bank hols
Transport: Tube: Notting Hill Gate
Price: From Jan 2: £7.50, £5 concs, £3 children (7-16), free under-7s, £20 family (2 adults + up to 5 children), £20 annual ticket, £13 concs annual ticket
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What a lovely little museum! Being so small, it is absolutely cluttered with stacks of objects on display. Lots and lots of different brand names of food packaging, toys and pictures. Starting off in Victorian times to recent years, the museum aims not only to bring you back to childhood, but also to provide context and story across the ages up until the present day on the evolution of consumerism. Quite unknown but still it gets quite busy so I would recommend visiting out of peak hours.