Families

A programme of regular events and activities with plenty of opportunities to get creative, offering free and ticketed workshops and gallery experiences aimed at children aged 5-11 years.

Events

Create and Make

Design and making activities inspired by the Design Museum's exhibitions for children aged 5–11. Free but bookable.

Get into Design

These short design and make courses for families and young people offer an unrivalled opportunity for enthusiastic young designers to develop skills and confidence in design.

self-led activities

Chatterbox activity

Collect a free paper chatterbox game from the ticket desk to entertain your children as they explore the museum and exhibitions.

Explorer Kit

Select from four family activity kits to construct and build your own micro city, or create your own graphic, fashion or product designs.

Explorer Trail

Our free Explorer Trail includes creative looking, thinking and drawing activities as you explore the museum and exhibitions. Available from mid-December.

Exhibitions

Designer Maker User

Free display: Designer Maker User uses the museum’s collection to look at the development of modern design through these three interconnected roles. Ideal for all the family.

Beazley Designs of the Year

Now in its ninth year, Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff.

Enjoy your visit

Plan your visit

The Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location on High Street Kensington.

Design Museum Shop

A curated edit of the best in design with two exciting new stores.

Become a member

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.