Join and support the Design Museum

Become a Member

The purpose of the Design Museum is to make the impact of design visible.

Members enjoy free, unlimited entry to all exhibitions, priority access to a vibrant programme of talks and events plus discounts in the shop, cafe and restaurant. Member Plus members can bring a guest to all exhibitions. Join now for just £75, or sign up by annually renewing Direct Debit for £65.

Membership (Member Plus)

Become a Member Plus to bring a guest with you to ticketed exhibitions.

Student Membership

Student members save on unlimited access to all exhibitions.

Membership Benefits

Current exhibitions

Design is a continually evolving subject: your membership entitles you to unlimited entrance to exhibitions during the course of your subscription. Join as a Member Plus to bring a guest for free.


This year marks 30 years since the Design Museum originally opened its doors in a converted banana warehouse in Shad Thames. Members can join in the celebrations with £5 tickets for talks in 2019.

Upcoming exhibitions

Members don't need to book tickets in advance to see exhibitions - simply show your membership card to gain entrance and skip the queues.

Plan your visit

Members save 20% off food and drink, plus are eligible for a free tea or filter coffee from 10am-12pm and 3pm-5:30pm each day. Plan your visit to the Design Museum, and explore the range of facilities and activities on offer.

the Design Museum Shop

Take home a piece of iconic design from a unique selection of classic, beautiful and cutting edge products. Show your membership card to receive 10% off in the Design Museum Shop, or contact membership for your code to apply the discount online.

Talks, courses and workshops

Talks, courses and workshops

Be inspired by a vibrant programme of public events with up to a 25% discount on select events, plus a priority booking period each season.

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Background photograph: 2001 A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick Still image. © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Exhibition photograph courtesy of Ed Reeve