Plan your visit

224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

Please note that the collection display Designer Maker User, the café and library will be closed until further notice.

Online pre-booking is required for both free and paid exhibitions, including for members, to access the building.

COVID-19 VISIT INFORMATION Please read before your visit.

From 2 August 2021, in order to accommodate visitors who may not feel comfortable with the relaxation of masks and social distancing measures or have underlying health conditions, the museum will introduce weekly ‘Masks on Monday’ where every Monday there will be reduced capacity in the galleries and mandatory face covering for all visitors and staff.

If you need to request an exchange or refund please contact: stating your booking reference.
If you are a member, contact for support.

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.

Opening times, prices and location

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

What's on?

Check the current exhibitions and events programme.


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

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.