Exhibitions

Design is a continually evolving subject.

The museum offers an introduction to the history of contemporary design with free display Designer Maker User, and opportunities to explore the present and future of design through a programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.

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Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Celebrate the timeless beauty of the female form with thirty-five years of haute couture from Azzedine Alaïa. Discover the mastery of cut, tailoring, fit, innovative form and materials behind the designer's unique creations.

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Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18

Discover how graphic design has played a pivotal role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times.

Free Display

Designer Maker User

For the first time in its history, the museum is able to offer a free taster of its collection - featuring over 1,000 objects. Designer Maker User is an introduction to the history of contemporary design through three interconnected roles - the Designer, the User and the Maker.

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May ’68 and the Atelier Populaire

Discover some of the posters from the May ’68 riots on display outside the Hope to Nope exhibition until 2 September 2018.

free display

Material Innovation

Land Rover and the Design Museum present Material Innovation, an installation commemorating 70 years of the Land Rover brand. The atrium seats have been re-upholstered with original materials used in Land Rover vehicles from 1948 to 2018.

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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.