Museum of Brands
Museum of Brands
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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. Please see our website for the latest information on exhibitions and activities.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
As West London's friskiest corner, Notting Hill more than manages to retain plenty of the same appeal that's brought the affluent area so much worldwide attention. In this attractive cobblestoned neighbourhood, a delectable variety of eateries, independent shops, galleries and street vendors offer a delightful window into how to live the good life in London, with each presenting visitors with an experience that's a little more idiosyncratic and endearing than the last. Travelers looking to forage for antiques should be sure to visit the Portobello Road Market on Saturdays, the largest antiques market in the United Kingdom.
How to get there
  • Ladbroke Grove • 2 min walk
  • Latimer Road • 8 min walk
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  • Rachel080
    32 contributions
    Well worth the visit for the history and Nostalgia!
    A Gem of a museum for anyone interested in a bit of nostalgia! A brilliant set of displays showing consumer products through ages - including music and magazines. Brought back many childhood memories and also fascinating to see how products developed from Victorian and Edwardian era and through war years. Thoroughly recommend tube out. Just round corner from Ladbrook Grove station. Mikes Cafe also fab stop for breakfast!
    Thanks for the recommendation, it sounds like you had a great day with us. Please do come again sometime. Thanks, Bekki
    Written 1 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 January 2023
  • Jenni G
    3 contributions
    Wonderful collection of everyday brands.
    Close to the Tube station and only a few stops further than Paddington, this museum is a great place to visit, perhaps as part of a visiting the shops and markets in this trendy area of London. The museum itself is well stocked and brilliantly curated - you could easily spend two hours looking at all the branding and packaging through the ages. All on one floor, it's the sort of place grandparents, parents and children can really find common ground. There's a lovely cafe and a beautiful courtyard style garden which, even in February, was super for a coffee stop, because of the sheltered position. We went during half term, so there were some children's activities in a separate area which was good. I love this kind of museum and hope you try it out.
    Thanks for the wonderful recommendation. We love watching visitors share their experiences across the generations, and we're very pleased you enjoyed our kids activities too. We will have new activities every school holiday, so please do come back again - there is always more to see. Thanks, Bekki
    Written 2 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 14 February 2023
  • AnnaGwen
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom265 contributions
    Nostalgia and learning under one roof!
    We happened upon this museum online and were very glad we did. It was SO interesting. Lots of interesting items and information, and so much nostalgia, whatever age you are. It’s well laid out with lots of exhibits. And has a nice café, with lovely staff.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2023
  • Gareth Morris
    1 contribution
    A trip of new knowledge and nostalgia
    I very much enjoyed the early years (Edwardian era). To see that there was a "Hungry Hippos" game way back then! Seeing the different packaging of the same item eg Johnny Walker whiskey through the ages. Nice easy walk from Ladbrook Grove tube station. Polite and knowledgeable staff. Nice to be able to take ones time looking at the exhibits. A pleasant café to relax in before and after looking around. The shop is full of interesting souvenirs.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Pico1988
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    One of the BEST museums in London
    My colleagues and I visited the Museum of Brands as one of our "inspiration" trips that we do every so often. I work with graphic designers, so this seemed like the perfect afternoon out for a bit of design inspo as well as a trip down nostalgia lane. The museum is PACKED full of things, and we found out it's only a fraction of the collection as a whole. I will most definitely be back as this a place you can visit multiple times and still find something new to see.
    Thanks for coming, we're very glad you were inspired by our collection. There is more to discover every time you come, and please do bring along more friends. Thanks, Bekki
    Written 1 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 3 April 2023
  • Thomas2000040
    London, United Kingdom232 contributions
    Superb collection and lovely garden
    Loved this quirky and not too-huge museum. Don't be fooled by the fact they're not in the biggest of spaces, seeing as their collection is huge and well organised. Don't miss the back garden just outside the cafe. Grab a drink or snack and head out into the outside space behind the building. A visit takes a couple of hours, all in all.
    Thanks for coming, we're so glad your enjoyed your visit. We also love spending time in the garden on a sunny day. Please do come again sometime. Thanks, Bekki
    Written 2 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 April 2023
  • LouisfromLondon
    323 contributions
    Jam-packed full of fascinating things
    Fascinating museum with thousands of things to see. I hadn't visited since the museum was in its previous location in Gloucester and it was a pleasure to see the myriad products and objects so well displayed in the London site. Really interesting displays with so much to interest all sorts of visitors.
    Thanks for the great review. We're glad our new location lived up to our previous standards. Thanks for coming. Bekki
    Written 1 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Rachel10647
    London, United Kingdom25 contributions
    Brilliantly nostalgic day out
    Fascinating history of product branding from the Victorian period to the present day and the display cabinets are jam-packed with things to see. My husband and I enjoyed the nostalgia of seeing lots of things we remembered from the 70s and 80s. The kids loved seeing all of the old toys. If it is a nice day, I would highly recommend enjoying a drink from the cafe in the pretty little garden.
    Thank you for the kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit, and the garden and café too. Hopefully it brought back some happy childhood memories.
    Written 8 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Philip T
    7 contributions
    A fabulous and fascinating small museum
    Love this small but beautifully formed museum. The 'Time Tunnel' takes you through the history of the UK since Victorian times by showcasing how branding, packaging and promotion has developed over the years. Dry? Not a bit. It's fascinating. And whatever age you are, there will be plenty of nostalgia when you see the everyday objects, toys, games, radios, tvs, and supermarket goods (and more) you were brought up with. Yes, chocolate bars WERE much bigger in the 1970s! In another room are temporary exhibitions and the stories of certain brands through decades of their packaging. Highly recommended.
    Thank you for this lovely recommendation, please do tell all your friends about us. I'm sorry you learned you were right about the chocolate bars though!
    Written 8 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 May 2023
  • DevonHjg
    Plymouth, United Kingdom79 contributions
    Quirky and fun
    Wow! This museum is a wonderful find, hidden away in Notting Hill, even the cab driver who dropped us off said he'd driven past many times in his 37 year career and didn't even know it was there! The entrance is colourful, bright and airy, and the reception staff are likewise, and seem genuinely excited for you to share this nostalgic treat. Entry is less than £10 and you can Gift Aid to help this beautiful place continue jogging memories and colouring dreams. The collection moves from household items and brands in the Victorian era right through to the present day, and elicits many whoops of delight from visitors as they remember something from childhood or marvel at some brands which have hardly changed their packaging. It's a fascinating collection, carefully curated and expertly displayed for maximum impact. The cases are positioned so that you do not know what delights await you around the corner and there are a few chairs dotted about so that you can sit and have a moment of nostalgia. Every case holds something to marvel at and I could have spent hours here looking for all the detail in the grocery, and pharmacy stores. When you are done laughing, giggling and remaniscing there is a lovely cafe area offering snacks and drinks. This also includes a beautiful "secret garden" which could easily be overlooked, but which is well worth a 30 minute's relaxation or so. This museum is quirky informative and fun, and is definitely in my top 3 favourite museums in London. Would throughly recommend a visit.
    Wow, thanks for this wonderful review. We are working hard to make sure people know about us, so please do tell everyone to drop in for a visit. We would love to welcome you again too.
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 June 2023
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smithla71
Telford, UK48 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Ive been wanting to visit this museum for some time, but it havent been able to until a recent visit.
I was expecting a trip down memory lane with a little brand nostalgia.
It was far far better than I had expected.

I loved every minute of it. Its a fantastic place to visit and something for everyone.

It would be nice if the gift shop had got some reproduced items for sale, but do understand the manufacturing cost maybe more than a shopper may want to pay
Written 10 December 2023
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Stephaneeisenberg
London, UK10 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
An excellent hour spent walking down memory lane. Lots of products. Music items, newspapers and toys on display. Well presented display.
Written 19 November 2023
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Thanks for the great review, we're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written 23 November 2023
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Rlvarley
Skipton, UK51 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Loved my visit, fascinating and nostalgic visit seeing brands that I grew up with. I love the description by the founder of him being a supermarket archaeologist!
Written 17 November 2023
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Thanks for the great review, I'm glad you liked the collection of our 'supermarket archaeologist!'
Written 23 November 2023
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Ana Baddy
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Me and my friend came here a few days ago for a visit and we really enjoyed it! Really recommend it. A nostalgic walk through the history of consumerism since the 1800 until 2010!
Written 16 November 2023
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Thanks for the great review, please do come again one day.
Written 23 November 2023
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mjdon
London, UK77 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
No coffee shop dispute being advertised and absolutely dreadful toilet facilities. No soap no toilet paper no working dryers. Get your act together it’s a disgrace
Written 15 November 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. The café was closed as a one off due to an event booking, which happens very rarely. I am very upset to hear about the state of the toilets and I will be following this up with the team. Please do get in touch directly if you would like to discuss this further.
Written 23 November 2023
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Mae-Ling L
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Solo
Great museum, there's so much content to see and even though it's small, you can be in there for hours looking at everything!
Written 10 November 2023
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Thanks for the great review, I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written 23 November 2023
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Rebel J
Matlock, UK8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Very difficult to find , google maps not helpful, when we arrived after a long trek round Notting Hill we were in informed some of the exhibitions were not open and neither was the cafe , just great after paying £9 each . The exhibits we could view were quite interesting but not sure if was worth the £9 entry fee
Written 2 November 2023
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Thanks for the review. I'm sorry you weren't fully happy with your visit. We do occasionally have to close areas of the museum for events, I'm very sorry to hear you were disappointed. Please do get in touch with us directly if you would like to discuss this further.
Written 23 November 2023
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CHH69
Warwick53 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Absolutely brilliant peice of nostalgia. Spent a couple of hours here friendly staff who I beleive are volunteers. Combine with a walk through Portobello market. Definitely recommend.
Written 29 October 2023
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Thanks for the recommendation, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.
Written 23 November 2023
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Belinda H
New York City, NY94 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Came to this museum with little expectations and was really blown away. They show you how consumer culture started from the Victorian era to today. It talks about how historical events have influenced/created products, which was fascinating. You’re also able to see how common household brands have evolved over time. Very informative and highly recommend this as a visit! There’s even a nice little cafe at the end.
Written 29 October 2023
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Thanks for the recommendation, it's great to hear we exceeded your expectations.
Written 23 November 2023
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Chris
Zurich, Switzerland1,175 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We are not from UK and were not sure in the museum is interesting for us. But we were very suprised how amazing it was. A hidden gem away from the common path… really worth a visit.
Written 19 October 2023
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Thanks for the great review. We love to hear feedback from our overseas visitors, I'm happy to hear we had something for you.
Written 23 November 2023
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