Future exhibitions and displays

As an independent charity that supports itself mainly through ticket sales, the museum has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Please consider supporting the museum in its mission to make the impact of design visible to all.



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

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

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

Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life

Discover 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.

Bethany Williams

Visit the free display showcasing the London-based designer's work including her collaboration with the Emergency Designer Network to create PPE during the pandemic.

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.