Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

2 Colville Mews
Notting Hill, London
W11 2AR
Tel: 0207 908 0880 Westbourne Park 0.4 miles

This 10,000 piece collection began with consumer historian Robert Opie collecting a pack of Munchies at the age of 16. Now including toys, comics, fashion and design, as well as packaging and advertising, the museum presents a fascinating journey through 200 years of consumer behaviour.

Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

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It was quite difficult to find but, as we found out, local council do not allow them to post any signage... Really worth a visit, a wonderful collection.

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 by scrapyourlife, 23 Jul 2010
Really wanted to go there but never found it. A sign post near the station would indeed be useful.

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 by azerty, 05 Jul 2009
Fabulous - really interesting and useful as well. I truly recommend it! Just one gripe: had problems in finding it because I'm not from the UK and there were no signs when I got out of Notting Hill tube.

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 by Zsenia, 02 Mar 2008
Absolutely great stuff. Great concept, brilliantly executed. A superb time capsule. Curious to know why the Edwardian period was the starting point. Wish there was a road sign near Notting Hill tube station - finding it was a heck of a job (ironic, considering it has so much to do with advertising).

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 by shibnath sen, 05 Dec 2007
Absolutely brilliant. I tell everyone to go.

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 by Sally B, 13 Aug 2007
A couple of friends seemed reluctant when I suggested it, but soon became engrossed. We plan to visit again.

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 by cranmer, 24 Mar 2007
It's truly amazing, a wonderfully reminiscent experience.

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 by Anonymous, 12 Mar 2007
A brilliant trip through the past 100 years or so. It certainly evoked a lot of memories, and I'm only 32! It's a little bit out of the way but deserves to be a success. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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 by Andrewt, 19 Feb 2007
A phenomenal experience, and this is only a fraction of Mr Opie's collection. You will never see in the period of one or one and a half hours such a clear and graphic explanation of the social and consumer history of the UK.

For all ages... especially those with a touch of nostalgia for the 1910s, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s through to the 70s and later; but the fun lies in hearing everyone saying, "Oh, my grandparents/parents had one of those", "Do I still have such and such at home?", "Remember when...".

The quality of the exhibits is second to none. Really a must to visit.

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 by Simonsgoode, 20 Feb 2006
Excellent idea for a museum!

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 by Mikiolek, 10 Feb 2006


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