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Museu de marcas, embalagens e anúncios em Notting Hill, Londres, Inglaterra…

Montage of packs from exhibits
‘a place of worship’ Telegraph

Now taking Christmas party bookings:
Download an invitation to the Museum

Higher Education resource for tutors:
Download new worksheets for group visits

Social Media Boot Camp 10th November:
See our ‘what’s on’ page for details

See our online shop for retro gifts:

It’s all here…the brands and packs, posters and adverts, fads and fashions, toys and games. Evocative and inspiring, it’s a kaleidoscope of images and iconic brands.

Featuring over 12,000 original items from the Robert Opie Collection, the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is a recent addition to the museums in London, located just off the famous Portobello Road in Notting Hill.

The history of consumer culture is revealed though household products and shopping basket favourites in our ‘time tunnel’, which charts a nostalgic journey from Victorian times to the present day. Discover how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising, and how we evolved with them.


-	Tony Blair satirical teapot with Peter Mandelson handle, 2000

Social Media Boot Camp – 10th November

Following on from our recent seminar, we hope you can join us for the “Social Media Boot Camp” on the 10th of November. This is a full day event, run by Peter Klein from Educated Change. A content outline can be found on the Educated Change website The session is £390 plus VAT. For more information or to book a place, please email

-	Tony Blair satirical teapot with Peter Mandelson handle, 2000

Christmas the way you remember

at the Museum of Brands

Treat your colleagues or clients to 150 years of nostalgia at one of the coolest and quirkiest London attractions. Once your guests walk into the charming Colville Mews in Notting Hill, they’ll take another turn down memory lane. Surrounded by the toys and foods of their childhood, your guests can enjoy Christmas present and Christmas past in the world’s only brand heritage venue.
Drinks & canapés package from £38 pp
Dinner package from £78 pp
Full music license

Contact us for a perfect, retro Christmas party
Francesca 020 7908 0880 / 0881

-	Tony Blair satirical teapot with Peter Mandelson handle, 2000

Political Mugs
15th April 2009 – 28th November 2010

Critics’ choice’– Time Out

This exhibition highlights political intrigue of the past 200 years, as seen through souvenir mugs, jugs, contemporary toys and tins. Politicians are often as ephemeral as the exhibits that depict them. Amongst the pottery is a gladiatorial play thing between Gladstone and Salisbury from 1885, the game of ‘Poll, or forming a cabinet’ from the election of 1906 and Churchill cigar-smoking manikins from the 1950s. Since the Seventies, political pottery caricatures have become increasingly popular, encouraged by the mimicry of the Spitting Image TV series. The Thatcher era saw Maggie squeakers, note pads, Acrobrats, toilet rolls, and even slippers.

Guinness poster featuring toucans balancing pints on their beaks.

The Art of Guinness
to 28th November 2010

To celebrate 250 years of Guinness, this exhibition at the Museum of Brands highlights the very best of Guinness advertising, from posters and TV commercials to drinks trays and beer mats. Guinness commissioned the work of many artists, such as H.M. Bateman and Edward Ardizzone, yet it was the genius of John Gilroy with his menagerie of zoo animals that became the memorable face of Guinness posters.

‘Critics’ choice’– Time Out

A selection of current packaging

Packaging a Sustainable Future

Packaging has become one of the hottest environmental issues of recent years, increasingly required to justify its existence. The nation’s favourite brands have risen to the challenge. This exhibition, sponsored by Tesco, explains the importance of packaging, how it has developed over the years and how manufacturers, retailers and designers are working together to adopt a more sustainable approach.

Cover of World War 2 Ministry of Agriculture's Spring Guide to Wartime Gardening

Waste Not, Want Not

During WWII Britain had to economise on raw materials, save on energy and salvage scarce commodities, encouraged by a powerful propaganda machine. Whether the message was to grow your own vegetables, make do and mend, or recycle paper, uppermost in everyone’s mind was the need to be sparing in the use of meagre resources. While few may now remember those years of rationing and blackouts, the lessons from the past can teach us how to make better use of limited resources today. This exhibition is part of the museum’s new initiative ‘Packaging our Sustainable Future’, sponsored by Tesco.

Major sponsors:

  • kellog's company logo
  • Cadbury company logo
  • Twinings logo
  • pi global logo
  • Vodafone logo
  • McVities logo
  • Diageo logo

Registered charity no: 1093538

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