Museum of Brands
The artefacts of Domestic Life – A DISPLAY OF OVER 12,000 OBJECTS. Unwrap the Consumer Revolution at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising. Discover 150 years of British consumer society by travelling through the Museum’s time tunnel, organised decade by decade from the Victorian era. Sweets, washing powder boxes, posters, toys, household appliances, food packaging and fashions reveal their significance as an essential part of daily life. Cadbury’s, Kellogg’s, Rowntree’s, Persil, Brasso, Oxo – so many brand stories are here.
The Museum identifies objects which have the power to unlock memories; products long since consigned to history, design classics, or long- forgotten childhood toys. But beyond the ability to inspire fond memories, the Museum traces changes in social trends, style, design, fashion, entertainment, communications, travel, transport and behaviour that have transformed life in Britain. Even a short time among the 12,000 items in the Museum galleries can reveal hidden meaning and significance behind seemingly one-dimensional objects.
The Museum also presents the great inventions of the past – among them the radio, television, computer, vacuum cleaner – with some well-loved examples.
A MUSEUM OF SOCIAL HISTORY, DESIGN, REMINISCENCE & CHANGING LIFE IN BRITAIN
100 YEARS OF CULTURE & LIFESTYLE REVEALED THROUGH HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS, TOYS, FOOD, POSTERS, BOOKS, CONTAINERS, POSTCARDS AND MANY MORE
Location Details: On foot: The Museum is two minutes from Portobello Road and Market.
By tube: Nearest stations are Notting Hill Gate, Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove. Also nearby are Bayswater, Queensway and Paddington
By train: Paddington station
By bus: Closest stop number 23 (Westbourne Grove). Also stopping nearby: 7, 28, 31, 36, 52, 70 and 328
By car: Metered street parking. NCP car park 20-minute walk from the Museum
Facilities: Full disabled access, café and Museum shop.
Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. Closed on Mondays – except Bank Holidays (open 11-5).
Costs: Adults £7.00; Children (7-16) £3.00; Concessions £5.00; Family £20
Groups: 10% discount on groups of 10 or more. Pre-booking on 020 7908 0880. School groups welcome.
For further information please visit: http://www.museumofbrands.com