Exhibitions & Events, Galleries & Museums

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising


Close to Portobello Road in Notting Hill, the Museum explores how brands have shaped the world and provides a fascinating insight into how our everyday lives have changed during the past 150 years. Discover the evolution of travel and transport, entertainment and leisure, toys and games, and the arrival of hundreds of new brands that have made life easier and more convenient.

It is a vibrant social history that is interwoven with royal occasions, two world wars, and events such as man landing on the moon.

On your journey through the chronological Time Tunnel, you will find the arrival of Cadbury’s cocoa, steam railways, mechanical music, cigarettes, colour printing, Fry’s chocolate, Bovril, radio, Shredded Wheat, Oxo, Lyons individual fruit pies, Mickey Mouse, television, Spangles, Tide, Omo, Dan Dare, Angel Delight, Barbie, Action Man, The Beatles, Watney’s Party Seven, Aqua Manda, Punk, Rubiks Cube, ZX Spectrum, and thousands of other products which together create the rich tapestry of British life.

The Museum includes a café that serves hand-roasted Union Coffee. This can be enjoyed in our garden full of sub-tropical plants. A range of books, merchandise and mementos can be purchased from the Museum’s gift shop.

Check out the website for temporary exhibitions, talks and events.
ON NOW – Time Out 50: 50 Years, 50 Covers
12th September 2018 – 3rd March 2019
Coinciding with the iconic brand’s 50th anniversary, the exhibition presents 50 original magazine covers from Time Out’s archive and stories behind them – it is a journey through the changing face of London and 50 years of everything new, cool, weird, wonderful and unique in culture and entertainment. Curated by Time Out editors, the covers reflect key moments of city life from 1968 up until today and give a unique insight into the evolution of magazine design.


Monday – Saturday 10.00-18.00

Sunday and Bank Holidays 11.00-17.00

Last admission is 45 minutes before closing.
The Cafe will close 30 minutes before the Museum.

Closed Monday except Bank Holidays.
Closed 24 – 26 December and 1 January.

Opening times may vary. Please check website for details.


Adult: £9.00

Phone Number

020 7243 9611

Posted on December 19 2018