Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Design Museum

 

About 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.
 

Address

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

Ticket prices

The main museum and displays are free to visit - some temporary exhibitions can charge for entry.

Prices last checked October 2023.

Link to Design Museum's website

Opening Hours

The museum is open every day including bank holidays.

Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • Sunday - 10am to 6pm
  • Mon to Thur - 10am to 5pm
  • Friday - 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday - 10 am to 9pm

Opening hours last checked October 2023.

Accessibility

For accessibility information, click here.
What's the nearest railway station to Design Museum

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

News

Enzo Mari – the Marxist materialist at the Design Museum

Apr
02
2024

Design Museum buys rare ‘Number 1 Barbie’ for its Barbieverse exhibition

Feb
29
2024

First solo UK exhibition of Italian designer Enzo Mari to open at the Design Museum

Jan
10
2024

Skateboard’s 70-year evolution unveiled at the Design Museum’s new exhibition

Oct
26
2023

Fashion and Frustration: Design Museum’s rebellious exhibition misses the mark

Oct
10
2023

From dollhouse to design icon: Design Museum’s Barbie exhibition opens in 2024

Oct
03
2023

A tube map for pigeon poo – the Guano Line

Aug
03
2023

Design Museum takes an offbeat look at a revitalised sari

May
24
2023

Ai Weiwei fills the Design Museum with bricks and stones

Apr
11
2023

Ai Weiwei takes over the Design Museum with major exhibition

Jan
31
2023

UK’s largest Sari exhibition coming to the Design Museum

Jan
12
2023

A world of the weird and wonderful fills the Design Museum

Dec
07
2022

Yinka Ilori’s bold patterned colours celebrated at Design Museum

Sep
22
2022

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

Nov
29
2021

Tickets Alert: Design Museum’s sneakers/trainers exhibition

Apr
06
2021

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

Dec
11
2020

Margart Calvert – a retropective and a new railway design

Nov
10
2020

Ten London venues get £22 million in funding

Oct
24
2020

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

Aug
27
2020

Design Museum to open late throughout August

Jul
28
2020

Last chance to visit the Design Museum’s current home

Mar
18
2016

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Skateboard
£18  
The first major UK exhibition to map the design evolution of the skateboard from the 1950s to today – a story of design, daring and disobedience.
Skateboard
10am to 6pm
Kensington
Closing soon Sun, 2nd June
2023-10-20
2024-06-02
Enzo Mari
£20  
This exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Enzo Mari, whose designs have inspired generations of creatives around the world.
Enzo Mari
10am to 5pm
Kensington
Ends on Sun 8th September
2024-03-29
2024-09-08

 

Exhibitions opening soon

Barbie: The Exhibition
Journey into the Barbie universe and discover over 250 remarkable objects, with rare, unique and innovative dolls dating from 1959 to the present day.
Open from Fri 5th July to Sun 23rd February 2025
Barbie: The Exhibition
2024-07-05
2025-02-23

Forthcoming events

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