About this Tour
Just around the corner from the world-famous Portobello Road, this treasure trove of consumer culture showcases the evolution of household packaging, advertising and design from the Victorian era to present day, featuring over 12,000 items. Discover how food packaging, toys, magazines, technology, travel and fashion from some of the world’s best loved brands have changed over the past 150 years.
Discover well-loved brands that unravel history decade by decade, including Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, First World War Oxo Cubes, and KitKats from the 1930s. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your own design projects, or want to take a trip down memory lane, come and explore the Museum of Brands.
The Museum café serves a selection of freshly-made sandwiches and soups, hot drinks and cakes, which overlooks a magical garden. In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum showcases temporary displays on topics related to Brands, Advertising and Marketing and there are a range of family activities and trails available when visiting. The recommended time to visit the Museum is around 1-2 hours. The Museum is located in Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, just around the corner from Portobello Market, 2 min walk from Ladbroke Grove tube station.