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 25-29 November.

Topics 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.

Coding for automation

Is a robot a humanoid helper in Sci-Fi films or are they already serving us at the supermarket and keeping the temperature just right at home? This workshop looks at what makes a robot and gives an introduction to coding using BBC Micro:bits.

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. Please be aware that we request a returnable deposit for use of our school group lockers located in the common room, which can be in the form of cash or a personal item of value.

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. When more than one temporary exhibition is open the Design Museum will allocate the most suitable. If you would like to confirm which exhibition you will be attending in advance then please contact our Bookings Office via

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

Additional documents

For exhibition teacher notes, articles and design stories please visit our learning website Discover Design.

Please read the Design Museum's terms and conditions before your visit.

Download the Health and Safety document to help write your risk assessment.

The museum is fully accessible via wheelchair with lifts operating across all floors inside the premises. The Design Museum has limited parking for learning groups with additional access needs. Please visit the Museum's access page to find out more information.

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.