The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design. It is working to place design at the centre of contemporary culture.
The Design Museum Press Office is here to help with all media enquiries about the museum, its exhibitions, its education and public programmes, and the Design Museum Shop.
Join our press mailing list to receive media releases by email.
Please note: Press access and visits must be accredited and approved in advance of your visit. Complimentary press tickets cannot be authorised on the day of a visit without prior notification.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a press pass, outlining details of the organisation you work for and the date you wish to visit. Press office opening hours are Monday - Friday, 09.30 - 18.00.
Our Front of House Staff cannot accept generic media passes, or business cards from people who work in media organisations unless approved by the Design Museum Press office in advance.
As a charity the Design Museum raises a significant proportion of its income through ticket sales, by purchasing a ticket you are directly supporting the work of the museum.
Images for Press Use
We have a number of Design Museum images available for download in our online Press Office, ranging from exterior shots of the Museum itself to images of past, present and future exhibitions. To register, visit
the Press Images section. If you cannot locate the image you are looking for, please email the Press Office who will do their best to help.
Photography and Filming at the Design Museum
Photography and filming in the Design Museum can be arranged with special permission from the press office, and requests will be considered on a case by case basis. If you would like to request permission please contact the Press Office with a full outline of what you would like to do.
If you have already received permission for film or photography within the museum please download our Filming + Photography guidelines here.
To enquire about using the Design Museum as a backdrop or location or commercial filming please contact the Press Office.
London SE1 2YD