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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.

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.

Autopia: Seeing Los Angeles in the 1970s

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.

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.

Adam Greenfield: Radical Technologies

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.

Chromophobia: Colour in Architecture

Join a panel of designers, architects, artists and scientists to explore the influence of colour on our physical environment.

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Join the arts collective Troika in a talk about colour, perception and spatial experience, and what it means to be human in an age of technology.

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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.