Opens Saturday 23 October 2021 Book now

Book your Waste Age tickets online


Pre-booking is needed for all visitors and members.

Your Waste Age ticket will give you access to all free displays during your visit.

Please read our COVID-19 safety guidance below.


Ticket prices

Adult (Aged 16 and over)
£14 (donation*) | £12.50 (no donation)

Child (Aged 6-15 years)
£7.00 (donation*) | £6.00 (no donation)

Concession (Seniors over 60 years, individuals with disabilities, NHS staff, or jobseekers)
£12.00 (donation*) | £10.90 (no donation)

Student (Student ID to be presented on entry)
£12.00 (donation*) | £10.90 (no donation)

Family 1 (1 adult + up to 3 children)
£26.50 (donation*) | £24.00 (no donation)

Family 2 (2 adults + up to 3 children)
£38.00 (donation*) | £34.50 (no donation)

Art Fund Members (National Art Pass to be presented on entry)
£7.00 (donation*) | £6.00 (no donation)

*Voluntary donation:
As an independent charity, every donation is vital in enabling the museum to stay open for you and achieve its charitable aims.

Children under 6 years old enter free.

Members of the museum enjoy free, unlimited entry to temporary exhibitions.

For general booking enquiries please email or submit an online form here.

COVID-19 visit information

Online tickets only, reduced capacity and more. Preparing for your visit and working together to keep everyone safe.


Priority Guestlist with Membership

As an independent charity severely 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.

  • Please note membership can only be purchased online.

  • After purchase, new members will receive a link to pre-book their free priority time slot for the exhibition. You must book your free tickets in advance of your visit to the museum.

  • As a member, you can book two free tickets online: one for yourself and a guest. If you wish to additionally book up to three children's tickets for free, please contact to arrange this.

  • If members' slots are sold out and you can't get access on your preferred dates, please email no later than 48 hours after your purchase, and your membership will be refunded.

Ticket Mate Fund

Help spread the ideas and inspiration needed to design a better future.

Ticket Mate Fund is a pay it forward scheme that offers you the chance to donate a ticket to young people and adults in the local community for whom price might be a barrier to participation – including those most affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

gift vouchers

You can buy vouchers for your friends, family and colleagues. An e-voucher will be emailed to the gift recipient and they'll be able to use that credit to book a time slot on their preferred day.

Please note only Adult ticket types can be purchased with the gift vouchers and the museum is unable to offer partial refunds for any unredeemed value following the use of a Voucher Code.

group bookings

Schools and groups bookings are available for all activities, including tours of the exhibitions. Please contact for more information.

private tour

Enjoy Waste Age: Is design the answer? with your family and close friends booking a private tour. Make an enquiry online today with the booking office or call +44 20 3862 5937. (Mon - Fri 10.00 to 17.00).

Please name your enquiry WASTE AGE PRIVATE TOUR.

Waste Age: What can design do?

We are living in the age of waste. Is design the answer to leaving the throw away culture behind?