The Design Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the The Design Museum

A museum devoted to the design of modern life - now based in a new home in South Kensington.

The main museum is free to visit, but some exhibitions are chargeable.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

The Design Museum,
224-238 Kensington High Street,
London,
W8 6AG

Link to The Design Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
Whether you are a fanatical supporter, part-time punter or sporting sceptic, visitors to this exhibition will enjoy discovering the remarkable design stories behind the world's beautiful game.
Football: Designing the Beautiful Game
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Ends on Mon 29th August
2022-04-08
2022-08-29
Bethany Williams: Alternative Systems
Celebrate the work of designer Bethany Williams with this new exhibition embracing the discussion of social and environmental issues.
Bethany Williams: Alternative Systems
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Ends on Sun 4th September
2022-05-16
2022-09-04

Future events at The Design Museum

Join OOF Gallery's curators and a host of football-obsessed artists as they explore the aesthetics of the world's favourite game and celebrate the launch of issue nine of OOF magazine.
Tuesday, 28th Jun 6:30pm to 9pm
 
An Evening With OOF
 

The Design Museum Map

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to The Design Museum

The nearest station is High Street Kensington which is 0.3 miles away.


The Design Museum - Latest News

For one week only – a display of rare watches in London
For one week only – a display of rare watches in London

For one week only, a collection of rare watches owned by an anonymous collector will go on display at the Design Museum.

Tickets Alert: Design Museum’s sneakers/trainers exhibition
Tickets Alert: Design Museum’s sneakers/trainers exhibition

An exhibition all about a certain form of leisure and sports shoe is opening in a few weeks time at the Design Museum, and tickets are now on sale.

Tickets Alert: Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers -The Virtual Tour
Tickets Alert: Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers -The Virtual Tour

There’s a chance to virtually visit the excellent electronic music exhibition at the Design Museum this coming Thursday (17th Dec).

Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design
Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design

The work of the iconic designers of post-war Britain is the topic of a new exhibition, not just looking back at her work, but forward as she has designed a new font to be used by Network Rail.

Ten London venues get £22 million in funding
Ten London venues get £22 million in funding

Ten venues across London have received £22.3 million in government funding, as part of a wider £75 million funding package for the cultural sector.

From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers – A hymn to electronic music
From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers – A hymn to electronic music

It’s a sign of our strange times, that the best nightclub experience at the moment can be found in a museum in posh Kensington.

Design Museum to open late throughout August
Design Museum to open late throughout August

With social distancing reducing how many people can get into museums, the Design Museum is extending its opening hours for the month of August.

Last chance to visit the Design Museum’s current home
Last chance to visit the Design Museum’s current home

You have just a few weeks to visit the Design Museum in its current home next to the Thames before it closes to move to a new home in Kensington.

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