The Design Museum aims to make access to design enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible audience. Whether you’re taking part in the dedicated Access programme or just popping in for a visit, the museum does everything it can to make sure your experience is enjoyable.

BSL Tours

The Design Museum offers tours in British Sign Language for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

Touch Tours

The Design Museum offers exhibition tours for blind and partially sighted visitors, providing opportunities to touch and discuss objects.

Access Information

Entry to the museum is available at a concessionary rate for all disabled visitors, with free entry for accompanying carers.

All areas of the Design Museum are accessible by level access or by lift.

Wheelchair-accessible toilets are located on the ground floor of the museum and a wheelchair is available from Admissions.

There are two disabled parking bays located on Shad Thames behind the museum. Please note however that these cannot be reserved.

All assistance dogs are welcome.

For further Design Museum access information see the Disabled Go website.


For further information and to discuss individual needs please contact the Access team.

Move with us


The Design Museum will be closing at its current site on 30 June 2016 and will relocate to the former Commonwealth Institute building and open on 24 November 2016. Follow the story.

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