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.


Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.

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Free display

Cornflakes to Cola

Marking Sainsbury's 150-year anniversary, this display celebrates the work of the Sainsbury’s Design Studio. Discover how graphic design influenced consumer behaviour, both then and today. It will be a blast from the past!

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

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.

Free display

Made in 1989 – Celebrating 30 years of the Design Museum

Through archival material on display, revisit the birth of the institution thirty years ago.

free display

Made in 2019

To mark its 30th anniversary, the Design Museum asked leading and upcoming designers to create a commemorative icon using the number 30 as inspiration.

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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.