Museum of Brands

Museum of Brands

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  • Museums / heritage

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Geographical remit: 


The objectives of the charity are to educate the public on design and in particular to the subjects of advertising and packaging and their history by establishing and maintaining a museum to be open to the public for displaying exhibitions.

The purposes of the charity are:

  • To advance education in the subject areas relevant to the Museum
  • To increase access to learning experiences for wider audiences
  • To maintain and preserve the heritage represented by this Museum

The current main objectives of the charity are to:

  • Advance the enjoyment and understanding of commercial art, design, and social and consumer history to as wide an audience as possible
  • Offer high quality learning experiences to a range of existing and new audiences
  • Increase opportunities to access the collection through raised awareness
  • Enhance the breadth of understanding of the Museum through integration with creative industries
  • Develop community ties through learning and volunteering programmes
  • Preserve objects and specialist knowledge for future generations to experience


The Museum of Brands explores how brands shape – and are shaped by – people, culture and society. 

We show 150 years of brands, packaging and advertising though the permanent exhibition the Time Tunnel created by consumer historian Robert Opie.

The Museum presents temporary exhibitions, talks, and workshops to create debate, ideas and examine the role of brands in history and the modern world. The Museum has a subtropical garden, cafe and Museum gift shop for visitors to enjoy. We host more than 200 events and conferences a year for brands such as Unilever, Facebook, Tesco and more.

Our learning programme for schools and universities attracts more than 20,000 students a year.

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