Gift Membership

Treat a loved one to a Design Museum membership for unlimited free entry to all exhibitions.

Membership benefits

Member Plus (£75 per annum)

Member Plus members are entitled to the following for the duration of their membership, beginning from the date you select as the membership start date:

• Unlimited free access to all temporary exhibitions, plus a guest and up to three children aged 15 and under when attending with the named member

• Skip the queues – no need to book a ticket in advance; simply show the membership card

• Invitations to member-only events including Lates and out of hours access to the exhibitions

• Monthly e-newsletter with information about what is going on at the museum and upcoming events, plus news and offers from our partners. Make sure you include their up-to-date email address so they don't miss out.

• Up to 25% off select events and a member-only priority booking period each season

• 10% discount in the Design Museum shops

• 20% discount on food and drink from the café, plus free tea or filter coffee from 10am-12pm and 3pm-5:30pm

Student (£45 per annum)

Students must be enrolled in full-time or part-time education at the time of application. Student members are entitled to the following for the duration of their membership, beginning from the date you select as the membership start date:

• Unlimited free access to all temporary exhibitions and up to three children aged 15 and under when attending with the named member

• Skip the queues – no need to book a ticket in advance; simply show the membership card

• Invitations to member-only events including Lates and out of hours access to the exhibitions

• Monthly e-newsletter with information about what is going on at the museum and upcoming events, plus news and offers from our partners. Make sure you include their up-to-date email address so they don't miss out.

• Up to 25% off select events and a member-only priority booking period each season

• 10% discount in the Design Museum shops

• 20% discount on food and drink from the café, plus free tea or filter coffee from 10am-12pm and 3pm-5:30pm

Gift membership

A card will be sent to you, the purchaser

Gift membership

Inside the card is a temporary membership. The official pack is sent after the start date.

How to purchase

What's included

Shortly after successful payment, you will automatically be sent a receipt of you purchase and a follow-up email summarizing the recipient's membership benefits.

If the chosen start date is more than three working days in advance of the date of purchase, you will additionally be sent a temporary membership to give directly to your gift recipient.

Membership cards are sent directly to the gift recipient after the membership start date you have selected to the address provided in the ‘Gift Membership Holder’s Postal Address’ field; allow 14 working days from the membership start date for this to reach your recipient by post, although we will endeavor to send the pack as soon as possible after the membership start date.

If an incomplete or incorrect address has been provided the membership pack will be sent to the billing address. Your recipient can provide their name and email address to the Visitor Services team to visit an exhibition or book tickets in absence of a temporary membership or membership card.

How to purchase

The membership begins on the chosen start date; please ensure you enter the date in DD/MM/YYYY format so your order can be processed correctly. The gift recipient will receive an email automatically on this start date to set up their online account (please note that the online account is not required to begin the membership). We won’t contact the person you are gifting before this date if the date is entered as specified above.

Kindly please note gift memberships cannot be purchased by Direct Debit, and are not sold as "vouchers" to be redeemed upon first date of use.

For special requests or further questions regarding gift memberships, get in touch with membership, citing your order number if available.