The Museum of Brands & Packaging, Notting Hill

A history of British consumer culture is charted from the Victorian era to the present day in the form of this museum located just off Portobello Road in Notting Hill, London. Featuring over 12,000 original items of packaging, advertising, toys and memorabilia, this truly is a fascinating insight into Britain’s history. The museum is curated by Robert Opie who also produces many coffee table books around the same subject matter.

It’s actually really interesting just how much consumption of goods has changed over the last 100 years. It’s almost unimaginable not being able to purchase pre-measured amounts of items in sealed containers, or only being able to buy items in plain or reduced packaging due to the war effort.

Find out more at http://www.museumofbrands.com .

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