About the museum

Building the world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.

Design is a way to understand the world

Move with us

The Design Museum will be closing at its current site on 30 June 2016 and will relocate to the former Commonwealth Institute building and open on 24 November 2016.

Welcoming; Collaborative; Enterprising; Provocative

We want everyone to understand the value of design.

Work at the museum

Find out about the latest exciting job opportunities at the Design Museum.


The museum is a charity governed by a board of 20 trustees.


The Design Museum is led by the Director, Deyan Sudjic OBE.

Annual Review

In 2014 - 15 the Design Museum celebrated 25 years at Shad Thames.

Volunteer at the museum

The museum offers an exciting and rewarding range of volunteering and placement opportunities. What could you do?

Design Museum Collection

The Design Museum Collection is an important record of the key designs which have shaped the modern world.