2021 Exhibition

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.

Stay ahead of the crowd with Early Bird Vouchers now on sale or Become a Member for unlimited entry.

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What to expect

Know your Air Jordans from your Air Force 1s?

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

Cult classics, limited edition silhouettes and rare colourways are put under the spotlight. Go behind the scenes and explore the design processes for the most innovative kicks from self-lacing to 3D printed, 100% recyclable or cushioned with air bubbles.

Sneaker design has sparked a dedicated group of 'sneakerheads' all over the world, produced a reselling market worth $2 billion and revolutionised our relationship with sportswear.

Uncover style icons and brand collaborations that have shaped the sneaker scene including models by Nike, Adidas, Puma, Colette and Comme des Garçons as well as new releases such as the MSCHF Studio's 'Jesus Shoes'.

Design your own

Bring your personal vision and create your own shoe design in an interactive exhibit with PENSOLE Academy.

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Become a Member

As an independent charity severly impacted by the lockdown, the Design Museum has never needed its members more.

Become a member today and enjoy a year of priority free entry for you and a guest, plus up to three children aged 15 and under, plus exclusive discounts in the shop.

Early Bird Vouchers

The ever-changing situation due to COVID-19 means tickets for the 2021 exhibitions will be released in the New Year.

Stay ahead of the crowd with the Early Bird Voucher and get priority access to time slots when they open early next year.

Adult Vouchers £12, Family Vouchers £27.50

Ticket Mate Fund

A new pay it forward scheme in partnership with local charities that distributes free exhibition tickets in the local community.

The museum needs you

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.

Coming soon

2021 Exhibitions

Discover what else is coming up in 2021 including one of the great furniture designers and architects of the twentieth century in Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life and imaginative new approaches and ingenious new materials that will help shape a cleaner future in Waste Age.