Featuring over 12,000 original items from the Robert Opie Collection, MOBPA details the history of consumer culture, revealed decade by decade in the "time tunnel", from Victorian times to the present day. Exhibits include all aspects of daily cultural consumer life, from washing powder packaging to newspapers, from radio and television to the rise of trains and planes. Regular changing exhibitions. Excellent cafe and stunning courtyard garden.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun & BH Mon 11-5. Closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan & Notting Hill carnival 28-29 Aug 2016/27-28 Aug 2017
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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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