Learning and Research

The Design Museum acts as a thriving campus for learners of all ages, stages and backgrounds. The museum wants to inspire everyone to understand the value of design as an optimistic force for change. The museum delivers its diverse programme in dedicated spaces including the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning.

Learning Programmes

Education is at the heart of the Design Museum and is part of its founding purpose. The Learning and Research Directorate offers a programme of activity that will make a significant contribution to design education.

Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning

This dedicated facility offers learners an inspiring base from which to explore all aspects of design. Spaces include the Creative Workshop, Common Room, Bauhaus and Ulm seminar rooms and Design Studio.

Schools, Colleges and Universities

This programme connects students personally, creatively and critically with design through activity mapped to relevant curricula and qualifications.

Public Programme

A rich variety of talks, courses and workshops engage adults, families, young people, community groups and visitors with access needs in content related to the museum’s exhibitions, displays and the wider culture of design.


Through active research partnerships, the Design Museum is exploring new ways of teaching, showing and talking about contemporary design practice within the museum context.


Thank you to the supporters of the new Design Museum and its learning programme.

Get in touch

The Bookings Office can be contacted Monday to Friday (10:00 - 18:00) on +44 20 3862 5937 or +44 20 3862 5000 or contact via the online enquiry form.