Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, London

4.4
#30 of 218 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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  • This is an outstanding museum. Lovely location and a fascinating and engaging collection. The Time Tunnel was an imaginative way of displaying the collection and there were some surprising facts about...  more »
  • I was delighted to learn that this collection put together over the years by Robert Opie is based in London now as I thought that it was no longer accessible having moved from Gloucester some years ag...  more »
  • It was so cool seeing how things have progressed through the years - through the decades! It's really interesting to see how old some brands are too! Really worth seeing. Perfect for those who love Br...  more »
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  • I very nearly gave this five stars but the only reason I did not is because I don't think it's the sort of place that you would want to go back to a second time because once you've seen it you've seen it. However, if you haven't been you really should go, there are so many things in there that will get you talking. I didn't mean to be in there for three hours and could have managed the whole place in about 45 minutes but there were so many interesting items that just made me nostalgic to my childhood. I'll be honest, it sounds really really boring and your friends will probably look at you strangely if you say you're off on an exciting visit to a "Museum of Brands", it's not the first thing that I'd tweet about. Nonetheless it really isn't boring at all, very intellectually stimulating nostalgic and well presented so do tell your friends, like I now will, they'll be sure to see something in there as well that they like. You can get 2 for 1 tickets easily if you search the internet but even if you can't it's worth the £9 per adult (2017).
  • Very good museum. Very well presented and in purpose built building with very well designed gardens in which to enjoy the best coffee I think I have had in London. The range of brands was I felt a bit limited but nevertheless enjoyable. Well worth a visit
  • This is a must see museum. Interesting to see how the many products and packaging on display have changed over the year. Brought back many memories. No photos allowed except in the very peaceful cafe garden its wonderful selection of exotic plants and trees.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic museum, ordered in a time line of various and wonderous products. Will make you very nostalgic whether you were born in the 50s or the 00s. Would recommend. Takes about 1 hour - 2 hours to go round depending on how long you stop and star stuff. Although it's not an interactive museum, you can't touch anything and there is not a lot of information on individual brands and products it's more a visual representation of how our society has changed in its commercial needs.
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