Membership for You

The Design Museum explores how design shapes the world we live in, through a world-class programme of temporary exhibitions, learning initiatives and events. Join today to enjoy priority access to a vibrant programme of talks and events, discounts in the shop and unlimited free entry to exhibitions.

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If purchasing online your membership will be active as soon as your purchase is complete. Simply print off your order confirmation e-mail and bring this with you (with proof of identification) when you next come to the museum. In the meantime, your membership card and welcome letter will be sent to you, please allow three weeks for this to reach you by post.

Your 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.

Paying by Direct Debit

Choosing to pay for your membership by Direct Debit will save you £10 per year.

If you pay by Direct Debit your membership will automatically renew each year. You will receive an email notifying that your membership is about to expire and you will have the option to cancel if you wish by contacting your bank directly.

Your welcome pack will be sent to you within three weeks of the museum receiving your first payment. Collect a temporary day pass from the ticketing desk to use your membership before the card is received.

Member Plus (£75 per annum)

£65 by Direct Debit

Member Plus members are entitled to the following for the duration of their membership, beginning from the date of purchase:

• Unlimited free access to all temporary exhibitions for yourself, plus a guest and up to three children aged 15 and under when attending with you

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

• 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

Student (£45 per annum)

Students must be enrolled in full-time or part-time education at the time of application; proof is required to purchase. Student members are entitled to the following for the duration of their membership beginning from the date of purchase:

  • Unlimited free access to all temporary exhibitions for yourself and up to three children aged 15 and under when attending with you

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

  • 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

Get in touch

For more information, call the Membership Manager on +44 (0)20 3862 5933

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