Learning and research

the Design Museum Campus

The Design Museum is a campus for design education in the twenty first century, harnessing the potential of design to tackle the challenges of today’s complex world from local to global.

The Design Museum Campus offers a portfolio of experiential learning programmes predicated on relevance, problem solving and applied creativity inviting learners to think and act like a designer.

A range of formats are offered from one hour workshops to three day courses in the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning.

Drawing inspiration from the museum’s world class exhibitions and displays, these workshops and courses are facilitated by a team of design educators and creative professionals - for learners of all backgrounds, ages and interests.

Primary Schools

Choose between hands-on workshops that focus on handling design objects and digital workshops that focus on using digi-making to bring ideas to life.

Workshops help students become junior designers; sharing their ideas with their classmates and being set design challenges. For key stage 2.

Secondary Schools

Explore ways of digi-making in our digital workshops or come to one of our popular hands-on design workshops that put the handling collection at the heart of students’ learning.

For key stages 3, 4 and 5

Further and Higher Education

The Design Museum offers world class facilities and a range of inspiring and relevant programmes, opening up the professional world of design to college and university students and educators.

Talks, courses and workshops

The adult learning programme is a forum for experimentation and debate with leading designers, thinkers and creative professionals.

Explore how design is shaping today’s complex world and develop your creativity through courses, workshops, salons, tours and more.

Research and Development

R+D is the Design Museum’s platform for developing new ways of teaching, showing and talking about contemporary design practice within the museum context.

Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning

The Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning is an inspiring facility equipped to promote and support design education in the 21st Century.

Learning supporters

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