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The Design Museum was established by Sir Terence Conran to promote awareness of design in education, industry, commerce and culture. Thirty years on, it continues to promote design in all its forms, striving to make the impact of design visible to all.

Sir Terence Conran with Ella Bulley

Ella Bulley, former Designer in Residence, interviews Sir Terence about his inspiration for building the Design Museum; his most vivid memories from the past 30 eventful years, and his aspirations for the museum's future.

Become a part of the museum's history

Members enjoy free, unlimited entry to all exhibitions (with a plus one), priority access to a vibrant programme of talks and events plus discounts in the shop and cafe. Discounted membership rates are available for students.

Member Plus

Join as Member Plus to bring a guest with you to ticketed exhibitions for just £75, or sign up to annually renewing Direct Debit for £65.

Student Membership

Student members save on unlimited access to all exhibitions. Sign up for just £45.

Membership benefits


Enjoy unlimited free and priority access to all ticketed exhibitions. Simply show your current membership card.


Receive invitations to members-only lates and other special events throughout the year, plus enjoy a priority booking period each season.

£5 tickets to talks

Join in the celebrations with £5 tickets for talks in 2019, plus a ballot to win a free pair of tickets during each season announcement.

10% off in the Shop

Take home a piece of classic design with a 10% discount in the Design Museum shops.

20% off Food & Drink

Receive a 20% discount on food and drink, plus get a free tea or filter coffee each day.


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Membership explained

Read more about your benefits as a member and the museum's answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about membership. For more information, call the Membership team on +44 (0)20 3862 5933

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

Exhibition photograph courtesy of Ed Reeve