Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, London

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#28 of 164 in Museums in London
Delve into the world of British consumerism at Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. The museum features over 12,000 products ranging from domestic items to toys and games. Set in chronological order, the collections allow you to venture down memory lane to see the development of your favorite brands' advertising and marketing campaigns. Explore 1890s cosmetics and cleaning products, or witness the evolution of 20th-century candy. The museum houses a small tearoom if you fancy a coffee or pastry before leaving. To find out how to plan a trip to London, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Packaging and brands:Now and then Victorian, Edwardian and today. Brands that lasted through time Images on the packages through time Packaging: sizes through time (sizes get bigger) It's a walk down ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The museum is full of surprises. It was created by a single collector but the brand coverage is huge. If u like vintage and old advertising materials, it is a must see venue. Coz of copyright, no phot...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Excellent museum all those brands you've forgot about! Spent a lot of time there. Well worth a visit. Nigel  more »
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  • Nostalgia ! Spent a lovely afternoon here yesterday browsing through the thousands of items bringing back wonderful childhood memories with a friend. We both went to school in the area in the 60's. Then spent 90 minutes in the wonderful garden over a pot of tea and a couple of danish with the sun shining down. The only thing I think was missing was a water feature in the garden, but did not spoil our visit. Tickets, refreshments - all reasonably priced.
  • The Museum is more like an Exhibition of Packaging from 1900-1990 with not so much explained. I hoped to learn more about how marketing & packing worked back then and how its changed but there are only some text refreshing the history lesson of that decade. It is kind of fun to see the old brands you know today with the old packaging, but dont expect too much for the price of £9 per Adult.
  • A great little Museum housing the Robert Opie collection of Brands and Packaging offering a nostalgic look at packaging and household goods from Victorian Enameled street sign's to present day showing the ever changing world of Advertising through the years. This will bring back memories from your childhood, not very well known about Museum but well worth a visit for nostalgia buffs.
  • A museum That is a feast for the eyes. Has so many artefacts, you won't know where to look first. The time tunnel takes you through packaging, products and trends throughout the ages. It is a walk down memory lane. This part is not so roomy, with only a few people being able view the treasures in a particular window at a time. The brand stories area was much more spacious. Tip: Parents, leave the children at home! There is nothing of interest for them. Also, if you bring a stroller, you will block the passage in the time tunnel area. So please be considerate to other visitors.
  • Better than expected. Worth a visit. The collection is big enough but a bit expensive and very British with a dash of American. Could do with some more precise dates of objects. It's a shame photography isn't allowed, not that anyone pays attention to the signage.

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