Museum of Brands
& Afternoon Tea
Discover the stories of iconic brands from OXO to Marmite, and dive into the history of consumer culture at the Museum of Brands located in Notting Hill, London
The consumer revolution has shaped the way we live, shop, eat, communicate and entertain ourselves. The Museum of Brands tells the extraordinary story of achievement and innovation, through things that have been largely discarded – packaged products, leaflets, posters, toys, magazines, postcards – from Victorian times to modern days.
What will you see at the Museum of Brands?
The Museum showcases over 12,000 original items from the Robert Opie collection, which together illustrate the development of our consumer society. This article highlights 12 key objects which left their mark on history, chosen by the founder of the Museum.
The Time Tunnel Exhibition
Time Tunnel shows how daily life has changed since the Victorian times and offers a view of the culture and lifestyle of our parents and grandparents. Remember the taste of Spangles, the scent of Aqua Manda, spot original Meccano sets and sing your favourite jingles as you walk down memory lane.
Following your visit to the museum, it's time to sit down and discuss everything you saw over Afternoon Tea in a nearby hotel. Your Afternoon Tea includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, an assortment of cakes and pastries and a pot of tea*. The perfect way to end your day.