About the museum

The world’s leading design museum and European Museum of the Year 2018

The Design Museum is the only place in the UK where the design industry, education and the public can come together to change the way people think about themselves and the future.

The museum is a registered charity founded in 1989. It relocated to a spectacular modern landmark in Kensington in 2016 and has welcomed nearly one and a half million visitors since re-opening.

Vision, purpose and values

Learn about what the museum stands for.

The story

The Design Museum opened its doors in its new location on 24 November 2016. Explore the story of the move.

Work at the museum

Find out about the latest exciting job opportunities at the Design Museum.


The museum is a charity governed by a board of 14 trustees.


The Design Museum is led by the Co-Directors, Deyan Sudjic OBE and Alice Black.

Volunteer at the museum

The museum offers an exciting and rewarding range of volunteering and placement opportunities. What could you do?

Design Museum Collection

The Design Museum Collection is an important record of the key designs which have shaped the modern world.