Jubilation: 200 Years of Royal Souvenirs

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

In honour of Her Majesty The Queen becoming the first British Monarch to reach 70 years of service, we will be presenting a series of activities, showcasing a temporary display of Royal inspired packaging and hosting talks for you Royal enthusiasts in celebration of her Platinum Jubilee.

How has the Royal Family influenced household brands such as Cadburys, Colmans or Hovis? From 21 May 2022 visit us to see our temporary displays that will feature Royal themed products and packaging from the past 200 years. There will be a focus on past Jubilees and celebratory events such as Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation,  as well as a new display on contemporary limited edition packaging to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. To guide you through our Time Tunnel, pick up our Royal Trails and discover the Royal products and packaging that we as consumers have purchased since the Victorian Era. 

Attending with the kids? Make sure they join in the action by taking part in our family activities, including a Make-and-Take Crown and  Design Your Own Royal Bunting or  Biscuit Tin. Kiddies are encouraged to make use of our Royal Trail for those aged up to 13, and will also have the chance to take part in object handling. 

May, 25 – Talk: The Royals – Faces, Emotions, and Behaviour Revealed. For more info and to book, click here

May 26, June 3, Sunday 5 – Talk: A history of teatime brands. For more info and to book, click here

June 8, June 14 – Talk Branding Scandals: How Brands communicate salacious stories. For more info and to book, click here.

June 16, June 24 – Curator’s Notes: Jubilee Souvenirs and Stories from the Handling Collection. For more info and to book, click here.

June, 2 – 5 – ‘Please Touch’ – Object Handling Sessions in the Exhibition Hall.

After your visit, check out the quirky and nostalgic Royal products in our gift shop. All purchases directly support the Museum of Brands Charity.

Admission tickets to the Museum include full access to our exhibitions, displays and trails. By buying a ticket you are helping us to continue with our mission. The Museum of Brands is a registered Charity no. 1093538.