On Wednesday, the public relations class attended the Museum of Brands, Advertising, and Packaging, as well as the Churchill War Rooms.
The museum was sort of interesting, but also sort of boring after a while. They offered a time tube that lists the advertisement of different products that go way back in history. It was neat to see how advertisements and products have evolved over time. There were a couple of things that caught my eye, as either the advertisement or packing of the products were intriguing. Near the end of the time tube, they had many products from the coronation period from when Queen Elizabeth II took the throne. From tea cups, plates, flags, chocolate wrappings, and other things were all shown in the glass. They also had products, such as newspapers and dolls, from when Charles and Diana were married in 1981. At the very end of the time tube, there were products from the 2000’s, so you were able to see the past and present of advertising. The One Direction piece in the museum was the greatest thing I have ever laid my eyes on, well, other than Harry Styles himself. I was definitely a Directioner back in my day. Beside the One Direction case, there was a modern disney case that had Frozen, Tangled, and Brave products inside. I thought it was super cool that dolls had evolved from creepy looking devils to the dolls we have today. The next part of the museum was the branding side of products. Again, it was slightly boring after a little while looking at the same things over and over, but still somewhat interesting.
We then ate lunch and attended the Churchill War Rooms. I never even knew this place existed, as you don’t hear about it in history classes in school. It was neat that no one ever even knew that Churchill occupied that space during the whole World War II when this side of Europe was being bombed. There was also a museum inside of the war rooms that gave more information as to who Winston Churchill was as a person and how he led Great Britain to a win in the second war as the Prime Minister. I had no clue that he was in the military for Great Britain before he was a politician. I also never knew that he was the person who longed to make sure that America was allied with Great Britain. He knew that with America’s military and strong leadership, Hitler and the nazis would be defeated. We walked around the museum and saw were his people slept and held conferences. This museum was neat and all, but it felt that it was just too long. Every corner I turned, there was another room and I felt that it was never ending. If you have time, I do recommend the war rooms, just be prepared to walk for sometime and intake a lot of information.