Brand Museum

Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Brand Museum

If you are looking for a Museum in London that is “off the beaten track,” try a trip to the Brand Museum a few short blocks from Portobello Road. If you can tear yourself away from the famous antique market, all you need to do is walk just a few blocks east to find an amazing collection of advertising, packaging and identity evolution. It is a must for packaging geeks.

Not easy to find, as it is tucked away in a residential section but well worth the effort. For a modest entrance fee, you can truly take a trip back in time as you maneuver through a complex maze of displays. (Not recommended for those suffering from claustrophobia as once you enter, there is no immediate return.) You will snake through a tunnel, traveling decade by decade while viewing the vast collection. Arranged like supermarket shelves, the collection features a wide variety of products from Britain and the US. Starting at the Victorian age and continuing to present day, the visual display of historical branding is amazing. 

 

 

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