The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in London brings to life the history of consumer culture all the way from Victorian times to today.
It is an amazing history of brands, packaging and advertising. Within the museum there are adverts, thousands of actual examples of branding, packaging. You can examine the difference in packaging of products over decades, seeing how a products design changes with the times. This museum will certainly bring back memories of products from your childhood. As well as products and brands there are also items of fashion, magazines and items from historical events e.g. The Queen’s Jubilee memorabilia and so on.
I saw many packages from my childhood here as well as many products which are no longer on sale, or indeed products which flopped or were discontinued.
The Museum is located near Notting Hill gate and is just a few minutes walk from the world famous Portobello Road. It is located in the fashionable Notting Hill are of London, the neighbourhood has a distinctive, small-village feel popularised by the film of the same name.
At the The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising you will see see Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890’s, First World War OXO Cubes, Mars Bars, Rolo’s and Kit Kat from the 1930’s, a 1970’s Chopper Bike, a 1980’s Spectrum home computer and around 12,000 other items that will open your eyes to the way we lived and shopped.
The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is a very interesting attraction, especially if you have an interest in advertising, packaging and marketing. Slightly off the beaten track but worth visiting.
Admission is £6.50 for adults and £2.25 for children. Family Tickets are £15.
2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AR
+44 (0)20 7908 0880