An Introduction to Beazley Designs of the Year

The Design Museum Multisensory Tour

The new Design Museum offers tours for blind and partially sighted visitors, providing opportunities to touch and discuss objects. Visit the Talks and Events page to book a touch tour.

What to expect

This Sensory Trail explores the Design Museum’s permanent and temporary collections. Stopping at particular exhibits, this tour is designed to provide an introduction to contemporary design and to explore the ways in which design engages with all of our senses.

This tour provides tactile experiences and creates opportunities and accommodations for blind and partially sighted visitors to enjoy the touch, sounds and scents of the exhibition. The Sensory Trail will end with workshop activities performed by participants in response to the tour, some improvised and some pre-determined.

These tours last approximately I hour and 30 minutes.

What's on

Beazley Designs of the Year Multisensory Tour

A multisensory tour of the tenth Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition, exploring some of the best design projects of the past twelve months.

Booking Information

These tours are free but bookable.

Plan your visit


The new 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.

Plan your visit

The new Design Museum is now open in its brand new home in Kensington. The new location is 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG.