Design is a continually evolving subject. The Design Museum offers opportunities to explore the present and future of design through a programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.


Explore the design evolution of the skateboard from the 1950s to today – a story of design, performance and communities progressing together.
If you are a skateboarder aged 16+ and would like to book a session in the ramp, please book an Open Skate ticket (one day in advance) which gives you access to the exhibition and the ramp on the same day of your visit.

Enzo Mari

Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli.

This major exhibition will celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Enzo Mari, whose designs have inspired generations of creatives around the world. Tickets on sale.

How to Build a Low-Carbon Home

How can we design our homes to respond to the climate emergency? Discover how architects are reimagining wood, stone and straw to design homes fit for the future.

The Ralph Saltzman Prize 2024

Discover a new display showcasing the work of The Ralph Saltzman Prize 2024 winner, Attua Aparicio. This is the third year of the prize, hosted in partnership with the Saltzman Family Foundation, to celebrate Saltzman's design legacy and support emerging designers. Open until April, don't miss this free exhibition to learn more about Aparicio's practice.

Future Observatory

Discover a new display space dedicated to design research on the environmental crisis curated by Future Observatory, the museum’s national research programme for the green transition.

Designer Maker User

Designer Maker User is an introduction to the museum’s collection, looking at the development of modern design through these three interconnected roles. Free entry.

More Exhibitions

Future exhibitions

Discover what else is coming up.

Touring exhibitions

Some of our exhibitions tour to museums and galleries nationally and internationally.

Past exhibitions

Discover 25 years of the Design Museum exhibitions.