Plan your visit

The Design Museum is an independent charity devoted to raising understanding of today's designed world, which surrounds and affects everyone.

Get an introduction to design in Designer Maker User and support the museum by visiting one of the temporary exhibitions or its specially-curated shops.

The Design Museum is located at 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG and is open from 10.00 to 18.00 – last entry 17.00.

Temporary exhibitions

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

The Exhibitions Ticket

Make the most of your visit, buy one ticket and experience both temporary exhibitions at a discounted rate.

Designer Maker User

The building is free to enter and the permanent display, Designer Maker User is free. If you enjoy it, you can support the museum by leaving a small donation or visiting one of the shops.

Talks, courses and workshops

Delve deeper into design. Join a specialist course, workshop or talk and learn more about design practise and processes from leading experts in the industry.

Getting to Kensington

The closest underground stations include High Street Kensington, Earl's Court and Holland Park plus Kensington/Olympia overground station.

Times and Prices

Open every day (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 10.00 to 18.00 – last entry 17.00.

the Design Museum Shop

A curated edit of the best in design with two exciting new stores. Open from 10.00 - 17.45. The Design Museum High Street Shop is also open 10.00 - 18.00 daily.


The Design Museum wants to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers and designers through regular events and activities aimed at children aged 5-11 years.


Group bookings and prices are available when booking your tickets online only. For more information call the Bookings Office on +44 20 3862 5937.


The Design Museum warmly welcomes visitors with disabilities and their companions.

The Design Musuem Campus

The Design Museum offers an inspiring range of learning opportunities for schools, colleges and universities.

Food and Drink

The Design Museum's restaurant partner is Prescott & Conran who operate the Coffee & Juice Counter, Parabola bar café restaurant as well as catering for private events.

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 (0)20 3862 5900 or the Bookings Office on +44 (0)20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry.

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Design Museum Members enjoy free unlimited entry to all the exhibitions, with access to tours, events and discounts. Enjoy the perks of the new museum.