Exhibitions

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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.

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

Bio-Logics: Designing with Nature

The award-winning design agency Faber Futures, founded by designer Natsai Audrey Chieza, presents a new display exploring how design can learn from nature to develop new materials and systems.

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.