Join and support the Design Museum

Become a Member

As an independent charity severly impacted by the lockdown, the Design Museum has never needed its members more. Become a member today and enjoy a year of priority free entry for you and a guest, plus up to three children aged 15 and under, plus exclusive discounts in the shop.

  • Members must book free tickets in advance before visiting the museum.

  • Membership bookings for Electronic are managed via a separate booking link. If you are a current member, you will have been sent the booking instructions in recent enewsletters. Please contact for assistance with your booking if you require it.

  • After purchase, new members will receive the membership booking link in their membership purchase confirmation email.

  • As a member, you can book two free tickets online, for yourself and your plus one. If you wish to additionally book up to three children's tickets for free, please contact to arrange this.

  • If members' slots are also sold out and you can't get access on your preferred dates, please email no later than 48 hours after your purchase and your membership will be refunded.

  • You can book to visit the exhibition as many times as you like (with 2 weeks minimum in between your bookings), but you must book in advance.
  • Please note membership can only be purchased online.

Membership (Member Plus)

Become a Member to gain access to the Design Museum's exceptional membership benefits, including unlimited free entry to all exhibitions (for you and a guest). Join now for just £75, or sign up by annually renewing Direct Debit for £65.

Student Membership

Student members save on unlimited access to all exhibitions. Start enjoying Design Museum membership benefits at the student discount rate of £45.

Studio Membership

Buy six or more memberships in the same transaction, and get an automatic 10% discount on your purchase. This is ideal for galleries and studios that wish to provide their employees with Design Museum membership benefits.

Membership Explained

How will the "new normal" work once the museum reopens? How do I book my free members' tickets? Read more about your benefits as a member and the museum's answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about membership.

Get in touch

You can email the membership team at, or use the link below to complete an online form.

Coming up

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers

Throw yourself into the hypnotic world of electronic music. Members book free tickets via a separate booking link - check your membership enewsletters for booking information, and get in touch with membership if you need assistance with your booking.

Beazley Designs of the Year 2020

Explore the best designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design, nominated by design experts and the public.

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired new subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.