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Talks and events

The Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location in Kensington. Tickets now on sale for an inspiring programme of talks and events.

Ways of Life: Cinema, Mass Media and Propaganda

Film-maker and writer Tariq Ali and cultural theorist Esther Leslie explore how Russian cinema and mass media created a new form of politics that continues to shape our world. In partnership with the Royal Academy.

The Design Museum Building Tour

Join a short introductory tour covering the history of the Design Museum and the fantastic building it calls home.

The Fashion Revolution

Join cultural historian David Crowley to examine the legacy of the Soviet Avant-garde in fashion and film design in the second part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series.

Visions of Communism

Join Curator Valeria Carullo to explore modernist Russian photography and its relation to architecture in the final part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series.

'The Founder Files’ with Roksanda Ilincic

Iconic fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic tells the story of her entrepreneurial journey, sharing her insights into building an award-winning creative business. In partnership with Creative Entrepreneurs.

An evening in Clerkenwell with Alice Black and Chris Masson

An evening of drinks and canapés in Clerkenwell followed by an in-conversation around the challenges faced when transforming a listed building into a 21st century museum and review of the Design Museum's first six months in its new home.


In the 1970s Los Angeles starts to be appreciated for its unique urban qualities. This talk offers two perspectives; the arts collective Environmental Communications and British architecture critic Reyner Banham.

Ways of Life: Building A New Feminism

Join architecture critic Owen Hatherley and philosopher Nina Power to explore Soviet communal architecture and the gender politics of the built environment. In partnership with the Royal Academy.

Imagine Moscow: Contemporary Projections

In conjunction with Imagine Moscow : Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution the Design Museum hosts an evening of talks and presentations in collaboration with The Architectural Association School of Architecture and Plakat Platform.

Everyday California: Design for Inclusion

Graphic designer and women’s activist Sheila Levrant de Bretteville discusses her involvement in cultural and political projects since her arrival in Los Angeles in 1969.

The Design Museum BSL Tour

A British Sign Language tour of the Design Museum’s new home, exploring the history and architecture of the building and surrounding site.

The new Design Museum touch tour

A multi-sensory tour of Designer Maker User, the Design Museum’s permanent exhibition, followed by a workshop for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

Writer and urbanist Adam Greenfield discusses the technologies changing our cities, societies and psyches at bewildering speed.

Selling Freedom

Join the Design Museum for an evening panel discussion to explore how Californian design has created, and undermined, the pursuit of freedom.

Landscapes of the Future

New technologies continue to transform our relation to the city. Artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde explores the social role of design in our urban world, presenting his unique approach and vision for the future.

Rogers and Bernaskoni in Conversation

Join world leading architects Richard Rogers and Boris Bernaskoni to discuss their work and the influence of the Russian Avant Garde on contemporary architecture.

Plan your visit

Plan your visit

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

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 20 3862 5900 or the Bookings Office on +44 20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry.