Public Programme

A rich variety of talks, courses and workshops engage adults, families, young people, community groups, and visitors with access needs with activities related to the museum’s exhibitions, displays and the wider culture of design.

what's on offer

Design Talks

Discover design with the Design Museum's talks and events programme which will take place in the 200-seat Bakala auditorium.

Design Courses

Take a deeper dive into design today through symposia, masterclasses and workshops.

Local Community

Join the museum’s Design and Wellbeing programme and enjoy a range of sociable activities designed to enrich your everyday life.

Young People

Be the people the future needs! Develop design skills and insights through events, workshops and wider learning opportunities devised with and for young people aged 12 to 19 years.


Get creative in a monthly programme of events and activities including free and ticketed workshops and gallery experiences aimed at children aged 5-11 years.

Access Tours

The new Design Museum aims to make access to design enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible audience. Whether you’re taking part in the dedicated Access programme or just popping in for a visit, the museum does everything it can to make sure your experience is enjoyable.