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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.

The Sunday Sketch

Each month there is an expert illustrator on hand to lead you through a range of drawing activities in the Design Museum, from architectural drawing to studies of objects in the collection.

Fonts on Foot tour

This tour looks in depth at the system of typography, materials and symbols that shape the graphic identity of the Design Museum.

BBC Four Thought recording

The latest in a series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society.

Designers for our future selves

Three designers each give a thought-provoking talk revealing the thinking behind the ideas, trends and passions that are shaping our future selves.

Diary of a design museum

Photographer Koto Bolofo talks to award winning designer Sophie Conran about his work and the photographic journey he took chronicling the transformation of the Design Museum

Industry Insights: designing for health and wellbeing

Industry Insights is a university student talks series encouraging knowledge sharing and networking between design professionals and student designers.

Designers for our future selves

Three designers each give a thought-provoking talk revealing the thinking behind the ideas, trends and passions that are shaping our future selves.

Love in a Networked World

Love is in the spotlight as the Design Museum marks Valentine's Day with an evening talk exploring how technology is re-shaping intimacy. Hosted in partnership with the UK's largest provider of relationship support, Relate.

Design Night London

Discover new frontiers for design, tech and love at Autodesk’s first Design Night Global in London.

SUPERLOCAL O miles Production Tour

Take part in a local production tour in Kensington where participants will get to create their own stool from locally sourced materials after visiting makers and fabrication spaces.

Publishing Revolution Masterclass

Independent magazines are booming, but these creative and exciting publications are fraught with challenges. At this two-day event, we will offer practical advice for successful publishing.

The new Design Museum touch tour

A multi-sensory tour of the new Design Museum for blind and partially sighted visitors.

The new Design Museum BSL tour

The Design Museum provides a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of the new Design Museum for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

The Annual Designers in Residence Symposium 2017

This annual symposium for university students will foster a learning exchange with design students and graduates with the current Designers in Residence

The Fear and Love Salon

The Fear and Love salon, curated by Philosophy For All, invites you to debate fear and love and an ever changing future with some of the most innovative thinkers of today.

Imagine Moscow: Lectures on Russian design

An evening course exploring the history of Russian modernity, propaganda, work and play and new frontiers in Russian design. Delivered in partnership with GRAD Gallery.

Support like no other

In a world where it’s possible to learn a craft through YouTube or diagnose your symptoms through google, this talk examines how we learn and create in the 21st century.

Design on Film: Revolution

Author and academic Christopher Frayling interviews Revolution film-maker Margy Kimmoth and curators Eszter Steierhoffer and Dr Natalia Murray. The event includes a screening of her film Revolution and a preview to the museum’s upcoming Imagine Moscow exhibition.

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.