Plan your visit

Coronavirus update – following official advice from UK Government and Public Health England, the museum is temporarily closed until further notice. For more information, please visit the museum's FAQ page.

The Design Museum champions design and the impact it has on the world, while introducing you to the incredible people behind it. Design is about innovation, technology, creativity and craftsmanship and influences our lives in more ways than we can imagine.

The museum is an independent charity and relies upon the generosity and support of visitors, donors, sponsors, and its loyal members to continue this valuable work.

Opening times

The museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Design Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Exhibitions and displays

Design is a continually evolving subject - visit the museum to be inspired and informed by the exhibitions.

Talks, courses and workshops

Delve deeper into design. Join a specialist course, workshop or talk and learn more about design practise and processes from leading experts in the industry.

Museum Lates

The museum is open late on the first Friday of every month until 21:00. Click here to check details for specific dates.

Designer Maker User

The building is free to enter and the permanent display, Designer Maker User is free. If you enjoy it, you can support the museum by leaving a small donation or visiting one of the shops.

the Design Museum Shop

A curated edit of the best in design with two exciting new stores. Open from 10.00 - 17.45. The Design Museum High Street Shop is also open 10.00 - 18.00 daily.

Getting to Kensington

The closest underground stations include High Street Kensington, Earl's Court and Holland Park plus Kensington/Olympia overground station.

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.

Times and Prices

Open every day (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 10.00 to 18.00 – last entry 17.00.


The Design Museum wants to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers and designers through regular events and activities aimed at children aged 5-11 years.

Young People

Discover more about the museum's design events, workshops and learning opportunities for young people aged 12 to 19 years.


Group bookings and prices are available when booking your tickets online only. For more information call the Bookings Office on +44 20 3862 5937.


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

The Design Museum Campus

The Design Museum offers an inspiring range of learning opportunities for schools, colleges and universities.

Food and Drink

Have a quick stop before or after exploring the museum to enjoy a selection of sustainably-sourced coffees and teas, as well as smoothies, cakes and bakes.

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 (0)20 3862 5900 or the Bookings Office on +44 (0)20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry.

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Become a member

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 and cafe.