Just under 175 years ago, how people dried themselves after a wash changed when the first British made terry towel was shown off at the Great Exhibition, and now there’s a smaller exhibition about the company that developed it.
About Museum of Brands, Packaging and AdvertisingThe museum examines the history of consumer culture from Victorian times to the present day.
The museum features over 12,000 original items including domestic "everyday" products, packaging, posters, toys and games.
Set out in chronological order in the form of a "Time Tunnel" the museum gives visitors "a trip down memory lane", and to see how the brands around us have evolved from the naive charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today.
It also reflects the change in shopping habits, the impact of transportation, media, the effects of two world wars and the gradual emancipation of women.
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising,
111-117 Lancaster Rd,
- Adult: £9
- Child (7-16): £5
- Concessions: £7
- Family: £24
Prices last checked September 2023.Link to Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising's website
The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and on Sunday & Bank Holidays from 11am to 5pm.
Opening hours last checked September 2023.
Accessibility information is just underneath the prices on this page.
Exhibitions open at the moment
This exhibition showcases the difference between refillable, returnable (prefill) and repurposed product packaging of the past, present, and future.
10am to 6pm
Ends on Wed 15th May 2024
Frequently asked questions
What's the nearest railway station to Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
The nearest station is Ladbroke Grove Tube Station which is 0.1 miles away.