QRator at the Museum of Brands


Featuring over 12,000 original items from the Robert Opie Collection, the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising reveals how well-loved brands evolved through their creative use of packaging and advertising – and how we evolved with them.  The history of consumer culture is presented decade by decade, from the naïve charm of the Victorian era to the sophistication of today. From 1984 to 2001, the collection was housed in the Museum of Advertising and Packaging in Gloucester. The Museum reopened in London in 2005 and is a UK registered charity. We are independent and self-funding through admissions, events and sponsored activities.

Experience QRator at the Museum of Brands, 2 Colville Mews, Lonsdale Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AR. We are open 10am to 6pm Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm on Sundays and closed Mondays (apart from bank holidays). For visitor information see our website www.museumofbrands.com or call 020 7908 0880.

The Museum of Brands joins the Grant Museum of Zoology in offering a range of questions to museum visitors via the QRator iPads and website. This project has been developed through the Share Academy Project by University College London’s Centre for Digital Humanities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and UCL Museums. QRator aims to help us rethink museums as a place not simply for a passive experience but for conversation – a cultural laboratory for the meeting of minds. Positioning the Museum as a place of experimentation, dialogue and debate.

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