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111-117 Lancaster Rd, Notting Hill, W11 1QT

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MONTHS OPEN

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

AGE GROUPS SERVED

PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Decade by decade, 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!

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What we offer

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.

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.

What makes us a great choice?

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.

Group Sizes Catered 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.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

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.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

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.

Risk Assessment Details

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 are worksheets which 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.

Education Officer Information

Yes - for workshops and talks please contact our Learning Officer, Rose at 

For group bookings, packages and introductory talks please contact the team at 

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

Pricing Information

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.

Clothing Requirements

No, but we do have outside space, so dressing for weather is a good idea.

First Aid Information

We do have members of staff trained in first aid on site.

Available Facilities

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 cafe 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 and HE groups to explore the local area. Please contact Rose at  for details.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

The Museum is on the ground floor and has full disabled access. The Learning space is accessible via the lift.

Opening Hours & Information

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).

Testimonials

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


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