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Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

#103 of 1,552 things to do in London
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Address: 111-117 Lancaster Road, London W11 1QT, England
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+44 20 7908 0880
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Please see the website for up to date information. Just around the corner...

Please see the website for up to date information. 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, Packaging and Advertising. Opening Times Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm Monday: Closed, except bank holidays We are closed during the Notting Hill Carnival, 24, 25 and 26 December and New Year's Day. Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

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Came here on a group visit. The talk was amazing very knowledgable guide and it was brilliant to see all the brands and healthy w they have changed. Certainly took me back and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a group visit. The talk was amazing very knowledgable guide and it was brilliant to see all the brands and healthy w they have changed. Certainly took me back and it is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A delightful museum, full of interest and nostalgia. Well worth a visit. Very friendly staff. Happy to recommend unreservedly

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating to see how little packaging of some products has changed and how some things we use today were used by our forebears. Well worth a visit. The garden looks as though it would be lovely in the spring and summer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The museum is quite small, but we took our time looking at each of the sets of displays, and very much enjoyed seeing old brands and packaging that we recognised from over the years. It is fascinating to see how much (or how little, actually) many of the familiar brands of today have changed over time. It was £9 each... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. All through the time-line we pointed things out to each other and when we got towards our era there were so many familiar things that our parents had in their houses and that we recognised as children. Our daughter then started seeing items from her childhood as we progressed through the 90s... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent in lovely new building . A big improvement on the original building in the mews with a lovely enclosed garden 10 mins walk from Ladbroke Grove station.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real trip down memory lane, and a remarkable collection of household packages. I enjoyed my visit which included a snack and a coffee in the cafe; but on reflection, I would have welcomed some information about brand development and packaging design over the years, along with a general look outside the home to other noteable brands. Thinking it might... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small and you can finish your tour in about an hour or so. The collection is nice and interesting in general. Worth a visit if not on a tight schedule in London

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this Museum many moons ago, when it was in Gloucester and had looked forward to making a return visit - albeit at the new location. We were not disappointed; and had another wonderful trip down memory lane. There is now much more to see, the museum is very well laid out and very easy to find. The lady... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find, just 150 yards from Ladbroke Road Underground station, although the map outside the station was out of date and showed the museum at its old location. Inside the museum we were greeted by warm and friendly staff who explained everything about the museum. We started by having a coffee and Danish pastry in the pleasant cafe. There... More 

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