LONDON | The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising is one of London’s more obscure museums, focusing on consumer culture in Britain from Victorian times to the present day. The museum features over 12,000 items from the private collection of founder Robert Opie, along with several items that have been loaned to the museum. Think things like Rimmel cosmetics from the 1890s, First World War Oxo Cubes, Kit Kats from every era since they were first released, and a 1970s Chopper Bike.
The museum is a lot of fun, and presents its collection in a chronological fashion, showing how branding and consumer habits have changed with the times, and the impact of developments such as transportation, war, and social media.
Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
111-117 Lancaster Road
London W11 1QT