Key Stage 2
Hands-on design workshops - primary
Give your students the designer experience; being set a design task in the form of a brief, researching by interacting with design products from the Design Museum’s learning collection and working in teams to find a design solution.
For key stage 2.
The Design Museum educator leading your session will guide students through discovering key features of design products and the stories behind their creation. The one hour session will usher the pupils through the design process using a Designerly learning approach to generate ideas and create a product that responds to the challenge set to them. For key stage 2.
Come and find out about the world of unconventional design that often hides the true meaning of the object function.
Bring your students to a session that looks at why the chair is the ultimate challenge for many designers and why the user ultimate has the last say on whether a chair becomes a design classic or a forgotten relic.
Hands-on design workshops run Monday – Thursday during term time only 10:30, 11:45 and 13:30 (1 hour)
Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your session.
Cost: £75 per session (up to 30 students)
Accompanying staff free at all school events. Advance booking essential. Booking school workshops at least 12 weeks in advance is recommended.
Hands-on design workshops include access to the common room lunch area and an allotted timeslot entry for the Designer Maker User permanent collection.
Please see below for your itinerary. This is based on the workshop session times available to book. This information will also be included in your booking confirmation.
10.30-11.30 workshop + 11.30-12.00 lunch room + 12.00-13.00 Designer Maker User gallery
10.45-11.45 Designer Maker User gallery + 11.45-12.45 workshop + 12.45-13.15pm lunch room
12.00-12.30 lunch room + 12.30-13.30 Designer Maker User gallery + 13.30-14.30 workshop
For exhibition teacher notes, articles and design stories please visit Discover Design.
Download the Health and Safety document to help write your risk assessment.
We ask that one teacher is present for every ten students. Please note that failure to comply with this request may result in admission being refused.
The Design Museum is open daily (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 10:00 -18:00 – last entry 17:00.
The museum is fully accessible via wheelchair with lifts operating across all floors inside the premises. Unfortunately there is no parking provision on site for Blue Badge holders. However, please do consult the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea website for local parking bays.
On the day of your visit
The Design Museum has good public transport links via the underground, rail and bus. Due to limited space available in the local area for coaches, we recommend using public transport for your visit. Schools in the Greater London Area can apply for free transport when making visits to museums.
Please enter the museum by the main entrance on Kensington High Street. The lead teacher should contact the admissions desk on arrival – please leave students with additional teachers in the Atrium.
There is a common room onsite for students to have lunch. Please ensure the room is clean and all food waste in the bin before leaving.
Teachers and accompanying adults are required to supervise students at all times while at the Design Museum. Please read the terms and conditions for guidance.