Exhibitions

Design is a continually evolving subject.

The museum offers an introduction to the history of contemporary design with free display Designer Maker User, and opportunities to explore the present and future of design through a programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.

Exhibition

Moving to Mars

The journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time. Through immersive recreations and new commissions, discover how every detail of this extraordinary mission must be designed.

Exhibition

Beazley Designs of the Year

Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design, as nominated by the public and design experts from around the world.

Free Display

Designer Maker User

For the first time in its history, the museum is able to offer a free taster of its collection - featuring over 1,000 objects. Designer Maker User is an introduction to the history of contemporary design through three interconnected roles - the Designer, the User and the Maker.

Free Display

Designers in Residence Showcase

Explore the work of this year's residents responding to the theme Cosmic.

free display

Designing Duggee

Dive into the design process behind this colourful CBeebies animated series through a friendly and accessible display.

free display

PriestmanGoode presents Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink

Industrial design studio PriestmanGoode explores the issue of waste in travel.

free display

Design Ventura

Discover the top ten product ideas created by students aged 13-16 for the Design Museum’s national schools’ competition, Design Ventura.

free installation

Bauhaus Rewritten

A pedestrian crossing celebrating the women of Bauhaus by Pentagram partner Sascha Lobe, marking the centenary of the influential art and design school.

free display

Material Innovation: Sustainable Textiles

Land Rover and the Design Museum present Material Innovation: Sustainable Textiles, an installation presenting Land Rover’s new range of premium responsibly sourced interior fabrics. The atrium seats have been re-upholstered with the sustainable materials used in the interior of the New Range Rover Evoque.

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Future exhibitions

Explore upcoming exhibitions at the Design Museum.

Touring exhibitions

The Design Museum's exhibitions tour to museums and galleries nationally and internationally.

Past exhibitions

Discover 25 years of the Design Museum exhibitions.