Region: Greater London

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: 111-117 Lancaster Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1QT

Contact: +44 (0) 207 243 9610

Website: http://www.museumofbrands.com/learning

Description

Decade by decade, students will experience the packaging, advertising and branding that was bought, consumed and thrown away by ordinary people in Britain. From Victorian soap adverts to OXO tins from WW1, and from 1980 microwave meals to One Direction slippers! With 150 years of products and marketing strategies to discover, students will be able to learn from the brands that survived decades of changing trends – as well as those that haven’t.

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Exactly what does your venue offer to educational visits and why is it unique?
The Museum offers two options for student groups: a self-guided visit enhanced by our free resources, or an hour-long interactive workshop in our dedicated learning room followed by an exploration of the Museum at the students own pace.

Decade by decade, students will experience the packaging, advertising and branding that was bought, consumed and thrown away by ordinary people in Britain from Victorian soap adverts to One Direction slippers!

With 150 years of products and marketing strategies to discover, students will be able to learn from the brands that survived decades of changing trends – as well as those that haven’t. Our Time Tunnel features Robert Opie’s incredible and offers an immersive experience of British consumer culture to understand how attitudes in society have impacted on what and why we buy.

The Branding Hall displays evolutions of iconic British brands such as OXO, HP Sauce and Marmite. Alongside our permanent displays, we have a changing program of temporary exhibitions from Gender in Advertising to Punk London – keep up to date on our website.

The Museum is just around the corner from Portobello Road Market and a half an hour walk to Holland Park and the Design Museum. 

What does a typical educational visit include?

The Museum’s learning team has developed a range of resources and workshops for students from Early Years Foundation Stage to post-graduate University students.

Early Years Foundation Stage

For students aged 3-5 we offer an interactive workshop themed around shopping in our dedicated learning space, followed by an exploration of the Time Tunnel and Branding Hall. In the workshop, children will get involved with storytelling, a playful market stall activity and object handling using our special museum gloves.

For group leaders we can email a teacher’s guide ahead of the visit to help you show your students around the galleries and provide prompt questions and activities. For this age group, visiting on a Monday works very well so the children can have the whole space for themselves.

Links to the Early Years Development Framework include: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy and Numeracy.

Key Stage 1-2 and Key Stage 3

Tailored to the student’s key stage, we offer a variety of hands-on workshops in which students they can handle objects from the collection, undertake primary research in the Museum and come up with their own brands and products.

The themes of our school visits include history, enterprise and art and design. Here are a two examples:

‘Consumer History’ is an interactive object-handling session in which students explore 150 years of packaging and advertising and attempt to place objects in their decades using history detective skills.

‘Chocolate Devising and Branding’ is an enterprise and numeracy based session in which students undertake market research in the galleries, develop their own products and create new package designs to pitch to the rest of the class.

Find all our sessions here.

GCSE

For GCSE students we offer specially designed resources created in direct alignment with the National Curriculum. These worksheets are made to be completed within our Time Tunnel and Branding Hall, and offer real-life case studies and examples to bring the student’s studies to life. These worksheets can be used for a self-guided visit, or be used after an interactive workshop.

Art and Design
Business Studies
Drama
Economics
Graphic Communication
Graphic Products
History WW1 Focus
History WW2 Focus
Manufacturing
Media Studies
Sociology

Our interactive workshops for GCSE include Brand Evolution Challenge, Customer Profiling, Graphic Design and The Home Front WW2. Within all our workshops, students have the opportunity to handle and analyse items from the collection, take inspiration form the galleries and create a creative response which is presented to the rest of the group. Great for enriching coursework research, inspiring new projects and kick starting fresh topics.

Further Education and University

For FE and HE students we offer free resources on a wide variety of themes from Business Marketing to Intellectual Property. These worksheets are made to be completed within our Time Tunnel and Branding Hall, and offer real-life case studies and examples to bring the student’s studies to life. These worksheets can be used for a self-guided visit, or be used after an interactive workshop.

Advertising
Art & Design
Branding
Business Marketing
Business Studies
Communications Strategy
Gender in Advertising
Graphic Design
Marketing
Media Studies
English as a foreign/second language
Packaging
Visual Communication
Intellectual Property Advisor
Intellectual Property Creator

Our interactive workshops for FE and HE include Gender in Advertising, Brand Evolution Challenge, Customer Profiling and Graphic Design. Students have the opportunity to use the collection as a historical and cultural resource, work in teams to produce critical responses and pitch their ideas to the group and museum team.

For more information find our full brochure here or email rosehughes@museumofbrands.com

What group sizes do you cater for?
For workshops for students aged 16 and under, we have a maximum of 30 students per session. For students aged 17 and over the maximum is 25 students due to the size of the room. We are always happy to run sessions back to back if the groups are larger – whilst half the group undertakes the workshop, the other half can explore the Museum, and then swap.

We can cater for self-guided groups of up to 60 at a time.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
We have a wide variety of printable resources for students to use in the Museum to focus their thinking in our Time Tunnel and Branding Hall. These worksheets have been produced directly in line with the National Curriculum and are tailored to GCSE and FE/HE students. Please find the worksheets here.

Risk Assessments are available upon enquiry.

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
Although photographs are not permitted in our Museum galleries, students are very welcome to take photographs of handling objects and their own creative responses in our workshop room. Drawing is very welcome throughout the Museum – clipboards and paper always available.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
We have a risk assessment available on request – just send us an email. If you would like to do a pre-visit tour, do just get in touch. We will be very happy to show you around.

Does your venue have an education officer?
Yes - for workshops and talks please contact our Learning Officer, Rose at rosehughes@museumofbrands.com

For group bookings, packages and introductory talks please contact the team at bookings@museumofbrands.com

You can call the office Monday – Friday on 0207 243 9610 for further information.

What is the cost of the visit?
Self-guided visit Tuesday - Sunday
Visiting the Museum’s Time Tunnel and Branding Hall at the students’ own pace, with the opportunity to use our free resources - available to print and bring along.

For groups of 10 or more:
Students 16 and under, £4.50
Students 17 and over, £6.30
Group leaders, £8.10

For groups of less than 10:
Students 16 and under, £5
Students 17 and over, £7
Group leaders, £9

Interactive Workshops Monday – Friday
Hour-long interactive sessions in our dedicated learning space. Students will use research from the collection to produce a creative and critical outcomes which are then discussed and analysed with Museum staff, group leaders and peers. Please find our workshops here.

For groups of students aged 16 and under:
Workshops cost £120 for up to 25 students, and then £6.30 for additional student up to a maximum of 30. These prices include Museum entry for all students and 3 free tutor places per workshop.

For groups of students aged 17 and over:
Workshops cost £180 for up to 15 students, and then £15 for additional student up to a maximum of 30. These prices include Museum entry for all students and 3 free tutor places per workshop.

We can provide 25% discount for schools with 25% or more learners eligible for free school meals or Pupil Premium.

Introductory Talk
A 25 minute talk on the history of the Museum and Robert Opie’s collecting philosophy. Talks cost £120 in addition to Museum entry and can be delivered to up to 25 people at a time.

All groups need to be booked in advance, payment can to be made in advance or on arrival by BACS, credit card or cheque. Invoices can be made on request.

Is specific clothing required for the trip?
No, but we do have outside space, so dressing for weather is a good idea.

Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
We do have members of staff trained in first aid on site.

Please list facilities available.
The Museum has a gift shop which sells retro inspired items, many created from images in the collection. We also have goody bags available to pre-order.

Our café offers a variety of hot and cold drinks and snacks. Subject to availability, it is possible to book a space for learners to eat their packed lunches, or we have a garden which students are welcome to eat lunch in.

We have a Portobello Road extension activity worksheet for FE & HE groups to explore the local area. Please contact Rose at rosehughes@museumofbrands.com for details.

What are your disabled facilities?
The Museum is on the ground floor and has full disabled access. The Learning space is accessible via the lift.

What are your opening days and hours?
Monday: Closed to the public except on Bank Holidays. Open 09:30am-5.30pm for pre-booked workshops. Students will be able to explore the Museum after the workshop, and have the whole place to themselves!

Tuesday – Friday: 10am-6pm Open for workshops and self-guided bookings

Saturday: 10am-6pm Open for self-guided bookings

Sunday: 11am-5pm Open for self-guided bookings

Last entry is 45 minutes before closing. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Notting Hill Carnival (Last weekend in August).

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
"Students were able to see real examples of packaging and brands - this supported their learning in class. We most valued the workshop because it was well structured and allowed the students to see the process of creating a new product and packaging. The facilities were modern and safe, and the displays are student friendly, allowing them to see real objects from different eras." Katie Grover Grade 3 Teacher Southbank International School 2017

“We really valued the discussions coming from looking at the developments in packaging in the galleries and designing packaging in the workshop - good to get students thinking about the everyday products they take for granted. It has opened their eyes to the issues and decisions involved in design and marketing a new chocolate bar." Ceri Jones SEN Teacher Spar School 2017

"Fantastic collection. Excellent analysis of branding and design. I would thoroughly recommend the session and most particularly the excellent tutors who really engaged the students and encouraged them in their design presentations." Chris Hughes Lecturer Limkokwing University 2017

“Our visit consolidated BTEC Level 2 work on branding and made students consider how branding can evolve in the future. The museum is a fantastic resource for students of branding and I would recommend it to colleagues. We most valued the practical activity as part of the workshop.”
Uxbridge College Lecturer 2017

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
For further information please visit http://www.museumofbrands.com/learning or call 0207 243 9610.

Please note: In 2015 we moved to larger premises! Due to the dramatic growth of the Museum of Brands we have moved to new, larger premises on Lancaster Road, a two minute walk from Ladbroke Grove station.

 


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Arts & Galleries Environment Centres Field Studies Green Awareness Historical Heritage Museums Science & Technology

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Business Studies Design and Technology English Engineering Environmental Studies History Media Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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