Membership for You : Student Membership

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

Membership benefits

Student Membership

£45 by credit card

Join us as a Student member to save on unlimited access to all exhibitions. Please note that Student membership does not include a guest. Student members are entitled to the following for the duration of their membership, beginning from the date of purchase:


Members enjoy unlimited free and priority access to all ticketed exhibitions - without booking a ticket in advance. Simply show your current membership card to gain entrance. Student members can also bring three children aged 15 and under.

£5 tickets to talks

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, plus a ballot to win a free pair of tickets during each season announcement.


Receive invitations to members-only lates and other special events throughout the year, plus enjoy a priority booking period each season and save up to 25% off select courses and workshops.

10% off in the shop

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

Food & Drink by Searcys

Design Museum members receive a 20% discount on food and drink from the ground floor café, plus get a free tea or filter coffee from 10am-12pm and 3pm-5:30pm each day.


Receive a 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're opted in to receive these announcements.

Members' Late Autumn 2019

Members are invited to enjoy a private view of the museum’s latest headline exhibitions. Discover ground-breaking new designs from multiple disciplines with Beazley Designs of the Year and visit Mars without having to leave London in the multi-sensory experience, Moving to Mars.

join today

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

David Adjaye: Making Memory Installation image. Credit: Ed Reeve