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 over one and a half million visitors since re-opening.
This year marks 30 years since the Design Museum originally opened its doors in a converted banana warehouse in Shad Thames. Find out more about the history of the museum and the exhibitions from the past three decades.
The Design Museum opened its doors in its new location on 24 November 2016. Explore the story of the move.
The museum offers an exciting and rewarding range of volunteering and placement opportunities. What could you do?