Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Museum of Brands - Christmas Fun at the Museum of Brands

250 Years of Jigsaws - Exhibition

Christmas brings fun, entertainment and jigsaws, but is the tradition of a family gathering around a jigsaw disappearing? Opening on 15 December, this is the largest display of jigsaws ever held in the UK and takes the story back to 1766 when the earliest dissected puzzles were made. Forming a part of the Museum’s Time Tunnel, the 250 examples celebrate royal occasions and exhibitions, new forms of transport and technology, wars and battles, film stars and radio personalities, television programmes and pop stars. In fact, the jigsaw has reflected most aspects of popular culture and lifestyle in British history. A further hundred promotional jigsaws will be on display. Find out more

Go Puzzle at the Museum 

Get offline, put your phones away and socialise with your family and friends whilst building something together. For the duration of the ‘250 Years of Jigsaws’ exhibition, visitors can create ‘The Brands that Build Britain’, a jigsaw featuring brands such as Oxo, Kellogg’s, Marmite and McVitie’s. Find out more

Creative Christmas Gift

Looking for that special gift for aspiring illustrators, students or creatives? Stuart MacKenzie’s workshop takes inspiration from The Graphics of Punk exhibit and shares techniques to reconstruct the punk aesthetic. Leave with a full portfolio and insights into the illustration industry. Saturday 26 January 11am-4pm. Book here

Family Christmas Fun 

Join us for creative family activities at the Museum of Brands this Christmas. Be inspired by the toys and games of the past in our Time Tunnel. Children can design their own toy, whilst parents can relax in our atmospheric and cosy cafe. This family activity is free with Museum admission. Find out more

Christmas Gifts 

Are you looking for unusual, curious and memorable Christmas gifts? A short walk from Portobello Road, beat the festive crowds and find your presents from our gift shop. From books, bags, and keyrings, to Rubik’s Cube Memo Pads and Space Hoppers, this range of special gifts is ideal your friends and family. Visit us

Group Visit Offer 

Take advantage of our special January 20% discount on introductory talks for professional, Student and Social groups. Gain a fascinating insight into British consumer history and what that reveals in a wider social context. This offer is only available for January. Quote JANOFFER. Call  020 7243 9611 or email us to book

Sponsorship by easyGroup

easyGroup has joined the Museum as one of our sponsors. The partnership will widen the understanding of the world famous ‘easy’ mark and highlight the growing problem of brand theft faced by many leading UK companies. Headed by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou easyGroup is proud to join the ranks of Cadbury, Kellogg’s and Diageo in sponsoring the Museum . Read more

Meet the Founder - Robert Opie

Robert Opie, director and founder of the Museum of Brands, tells the fascinating story of the Museum on Sunday 22 January. The morning talk starts at 12.30pm and the afternoon talk at 2pm and includes Q&A. No need to pre-book, just drop in. The talk is free with paid admission. More details