Plan your visit

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

Following the latest COVID-19 restrictions and government guidance, the museum's galleries and shops will reopen on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Online pre-booking is required for all visitors including Design Museum Members to access the building for free and paid exhibitions from May.
Please read carefully the Safe and Sound FAQ page.

If you have booked a ticket from previous dates please consider donating the price of your ticket to support the museum. Otherwise, you can request an exchange or refund by emailing: stating your booking reference.

Meanwhile, please enjoy the digital programme: What's On.

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?

The museum is currently closed including access to temporary exhibitions.


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

Opening times and location

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

The museum is temporarily closed following government guidance and will reopen on Tuesday 18 May 2021.

Are the shops and cafe open?

The museum shops are closed until the museum reopens in May 2021.
The online shop is open.
Find the perfect design piece to add to your home or to gift to a loved one.

The cafe will remain closed until further notice.

Sackler Library and Archive

Please note the museum's library and archive will be 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.