Future exhibitions and displays

As a charity that supports itself mainly through ticket sales, the museum has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.

Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot

Meet Ai-Da, a humanoid robot artist whose ‘self-portraits’ use artificial intelligence to open up questions about human identity and creativity.

Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life

Meet one of the great furniture designers and architects of the twentieth century whose work was often overshadowed by her male peers, such as Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé.

Rémy Martin Mobile Sculpture

In support of Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life, French cognac brand Rémy Martin pay homage to French excellence and refined craftmanship with the Rémy Martin Mobile Sculpture.

The Power of Material: From Virtual to Physical

Discover beautiful and curious objects from the Royal College of Art's 2020 Ceramics & Glass MA graduate showcase.

Waste Age

Can design help solve the problem of waste? Discover how imaginative new approaches and ingenious new materials could shape a cleaner future.

Designer Maker User

Please note the museum's permanent display will be temporarily closed until further notice.