Key stages 2,3,4 and 5

Digital workshops

Focusing on the role of digital technology in the design technology industry, these sessions combine analogue hands-on experiences with an introduction to designing through software.

During the 1.5hr session students will learn to use the software to create an design response to a user brief. Supporting the National Curriculum for Design and Technology and tailored for key stages 2,3,4 and 5.

The workshop is accompanied by a visit to a Design Museum temporary exhibition that links closest to the content of the session.

The next digital design workshops will be taking place on 9th - 23rd March as part of British Science Week.

Workshops available

App design

Students will explore the world of app design and use their research to create a user centred app in special software. Combined with a visit to one of the temporary exhibitions.

Digital graphic design

What makes a great graphic design? Why do some examples capture our imagination? Students will use graphic design software to respond to a brief and create their own posters. Combined with a visit to one of the temporary exhibitions.

3D printing

What does the world of 3D printing mean to design? Students will work with 3D printing software to create their own designs and explore terms and techniques of 3D printing. Combined with a visit to one of the temporary exhibitions.

Booking information

Digital workshops run for selected weeks on Monday – Friday during term time only 10:45 and 13:15 (1.5 hours)

Please arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of your session.

Cost: £100 per session (up to 30 students) Accompanying staff free at all school events. Advance booking essential.

Booking school workshops at least 12 weeks in advance is recommended.

Digital workshops include access to the common room lunch area and an allotted timeslot entry for the temporary exhibition that links closest to the content of the session.

A visit to our permanent gallery Designer Maker User is also included in your visit. This is an untimed entry and can be accessed at any point in your visit.

Please see below for your itinerary. This is based on the workshop session times available to book. This information will also be included in your booking confirmation.

10.45 session:

10:45-12:15 workshop

12:15-13:30 visit to temporary exhibition

13.30-14:00 lunch


13:15 session:

11:45-12:30 visit to temporary exhibition

12:30-13:00 lunch

13:15 -14:45 workshop

Important Information

Teacher student ratio

We ask that one teacher is present for every ten students. Please note that failure to comply with this request may result in admission being refused.

Opening times

The Design Museum is open daily (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 10:00 -18:00 – last entry 17:00.


The museum is fully accessible via wheelchair with lifts operating across all floors inside the premises. Unfortunately there is no parking provision on site for Blue Badge holders. However, please do consult the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea website for local parking bays.

Preliminary planning visit

We strongly recommend that teachers come for a preliminary visit to familiarise themselves with the museum and surrounding area. Please familiarise yourself with the Risk Identification.

On the day of your visit

Getting here

The Design Museum has good public transport links via the underground, rail and bus. Due to limited space available in the local area for coaches, we recommend using public transport for your visit. Schools in the Greater London Area can apply for free transport when making visits to museums.

Arriving at the museum

Please enter the museum by the main entrance on Kensington High Street. The lead teacher should contact the admissions desk on arrival – please leave students with additional teachers in the Atrium.

Lunch and breaks

There is a common room onsite for students to have lunch. Please ensure the room is clean and all food waste in the bin before leaving.

Supervision and conduct

Teachers and accompanying adults are required to supervise students at all times while at the Design Museum. Please read the terms and conditions for guidance.


Please ask your students to keep their bags and coats with them at all times. Items are left entirely at the risk of the visitor. Bags left unattended will be treated as a security risk. Bags may be subject to searches from the Design Museum staff.

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 20 3862 5900 or the Bookings Office on +44 20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 18:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry.