About the museum

The world's leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design. The Design Museum is located on High Street Kensington.

Design is a way to understand the world

The story

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

Welcoming; Collaborative; Enterprising; Provocative

The Design Museum wants everyone to understand the value of design.

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 21 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.