Museum of Brands

Visit London’s Museum of Brands and you can trace the brand’s evolution alongside household names such as Oxo, Flash, Vodafone and EasyJet. It’s a fascinating insight into how brands move with the times and how they shape our day-to-day lives.

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Shell Archive

With over a kilometre and a half of shelving, the Shell Archive at our headquarters in The Hague is a heritage treasure trove.

This temperature-controlled environment houses items from around the world and dating back to the 1890s, including hundreds of thousands of precious papers, books, paintings, photos and films. We regularly loan out items from the archive to contribute to exhibitions and events around the world.

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The Shell Heritage Art Collection

From posters and postcards to touring guides and Valentine’s cards, The Shell Heritage Art collection at the National Motor Museum is one of the most important collections of 20th Century British commercial art.

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More about Shell’s Heritage

Brand history

Over a century ago, Shell’s iconic logo started life as a mussel shell – discover how the brand has changed over the years.

Company history

Go back to 1833 to see where it all started and how Shell has evolved to become one of the world’s leading energy companies.

More aspects of our heritage

Motorsport History

Shell was there alongside the earliest motorsport pioneers, helping to fuel their dreams of turning a new mode of transport into an exciting way to compete. And Shell is still involved today, partnering with race teams at tracks around the world – from Formula 1 to MotoGP to Nascar.

Aviation History

Shell has been powering aviation from its earliest beginnings…here are just a few of the milestones the company has been a part of along the way.

Major Innovation Milestones

Shell’s history is full of examples of how we’ve powered progress through new ideas and pioneering technology. On this page, we’ve looked at some of the key areas where we’ve made breakthroughs over the years, and where we’re still pushing boundaries today.