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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Museum of Brands

Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 11:00–17:00

Activities

The Museum of Brands explores how brands shape - and are shaped by - people, culture and society. Exhibits showcase historic and contemporary household packaging, toys, magazines, newspapers, technology, travel, fashion and design, a picture emerges, creating a visually stimulating and thought-provoking experience. For many it’s an emotional and nostalgic reunion with their past.

A special Botanical Quiz exploring the collection is available to Open Garden Squares Weekend visitors. There is a small admission charge to enter the Museum.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

111–117 Lancaster Road
Nearest postcode: W11 1QT

Buses

7, 23, 52, 70, 228, 295, 452

Stations

Ladbroke Grove (no service Sunday 9th June, 2019), Holland Park

Cycle hire station

St. Mark's Road (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

This award-winning garden is situated at the Museum of Brands, originally built in 1866 as the Bayswater Jewish School. The original 1990 planting was a donation from Chelsea Flower Show's gold medal-winning Crabtree & Evelyn scented garden to form part of the London Lighthouse HIV/AIDS centre. The south-facing courtyard garden has since developed into a secluded enclave in the heart of Ladbroke Grove. Planting includes herbaceous perennials, climbers and tender sub-tropical plants, such as Brugmansia, Abutilon and Musa, which flourish in this microclimate. Nest boxes encourage small bird species to thrive in the garden.

Garden co-ordinator: Gary Eisenhauer
Visitor Information
Open

Sunday 11:00–17:00

Activities

The Museum of Brands explores how brands shape - and are shaped by - people, culture and society. Exhibits showcase historic and contemporary household packaging, toys, magazines, newspapers, technology, travel, fashion and design, a picture emerges, creating a visually stimulating and thought-provoking experience. For many it’s an emotional and nostalgic reunion with their past.

A special Botanical Quiz exploring the collection is available to Open Garden Squares Weekend visitors. There is a small admission charge to enter the Museum.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

111–117 Lancaster Road
Nearest postcode: W11 1QT

Buses

7, 23, 52, 70, 228, 295, 452

Stations

Ladbroke Grove (no service Sunday 9th June, 2019), Holland Park

Cycle hire station

St. Mark's Road (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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