Exhibitions

Design is a continually evolving subject: visit the museum to be inspired and informed by the exhibitions.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Fear and Love: reactions to a complex world

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is the museum's ambitious opening exhibition consisting of a series of major new commissions by some of the most innovative practitioners in design and architecture.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Beazley Designs of the Year

Now in its ninth year, Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff.

FREE DISPLAY

Designer Maker User

For the first time in the museum’s history it will have a free permanent display of its collection: Designer Maker User tells the story of contemporary design through these three interconnected roles.

FREE DISPLAY

Designers in Residence

The museum asked designers to submit creative responses to this year’s theme OPEN. This year's residents are Rain Wu, Alix Bizet, Clementine Blakemore and Andrea de Chirico.

FREE DISPLAY

The Making of the Design Museum

In 2012, photographer Koto Bolofo was invited to document the conversion of the former Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum. The 15 photographs on display represent 15 days in the building’s transformation.

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Future exhibitions

Explore upcoming exhibitions at the Design Museum.

Touring exhibitions

The Design Museum's exhibitions tour to museums and galleries nationally and internationally.

Past exhibitions

Discover 25 years of the Design Museum exhibitions.