Plan your visit


Please note that the permanent collection display DESIGNER MAKER USER will be closed until further notice, with no bookings currently available.

The Design Museum is located at:
224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Only exhibition ticket holders will be allowed in the building.
Online pre-booking required for all visitors including museum members to access both free displays and paid exhibitions.

If you have booked a ticket for the Electronic exhibition, please consider donating the price of your ticket to support the museum. You can also request an exchange or refund by emailing: stating your booking reference.

Safety first

This symbol indicates that the museum followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Find out about the museum's new Safe and Sound safety measures and your pre-visit checklist, featuring all the mandatory essentials.

What's on?

Check the current exhibitions and events programme.


Members can contact the membership team for any assistance with their bookings by emailing:

Opening times, prices and location

The Design Museum is located at 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG. Click for further information.

Are the shops and cafe open?

The museum shops are open. Shop online or visit the high street shop.
Exhibition ticket holders can visit the atrium shop during their time slot.

The cafe will remain closed until further notice.

Sackler Library and Archive

Please note the museum's library and archive is temporarily closed until further notice.

Getting to Kensington

The museum is outside the Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone. Find out about cycling tips, car parks and the closest bus and underground stations.

Hotels close by

The Design Museum is delighted to work with Edwardian Hotels London as a preferred hotel partner. Customers of the Design Museum can enjoy special discounted rates at Radisson Blu Edwardian London hotels.


The Design Museum warmly welcomes visitors with disabilities and their companions.

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 (0)20 3862 5900 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For general bookings information, please submit an online enquiry or email:

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Design Museum membership unlocks free, unlimited access to all exhibitions for you and a guest, as well as priority booking for all related talks and events plus discounts in the shop.