Plan your visit

224–238 Kensington High Street
London W8 6AG

The museum is open every day including bank holidays.

10:00 – 17:00 Mondays to Thursdays
10:00 – 18:00 Fridays to Sundays
10:00 – 21:00 Saturdays

10:00 – 18:00 Saturday 23 December
Closed from Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 December
10:00 – 17:00 Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 December
10:00 – 18:00 Friday 29 to Sunday 31 December
10:00 – 17:00 Monday 1 January


See What's On

Pre-booking is recommended for paid exhibitions

The collection display Designer Maker User is open daily until 17:00 and is free to visit, no pre-booking needed. The gallery starts closing at 16:45.



High Street Shop & Atrium Shop
10:00 – 17:00 Mondays to Thursdays
10:00 – 18:00 Fridays to Sundays

Atrium Shop
10:00 – 17:00 Mondays to Thursdays
10:00 – 18:00 Fridays to Sundays
10:00 – 21:00 Saturdays

Gallery Shop
Accessible for Gallery 1 (Ground floor) exhibition ticket holders from 16 September.
Opening hours will follow the exhibition's opening hours.

For more information visit



the Design Kitchen
Located on the second floor.
10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday
10:00 – 18:00 Friday & Sunday
10:00 – 21:00 Saturdays

the Design Cafe
Located on the ground floor.
10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Thursday
10:00 – 18:00 Friday to Sunday

For more information visit.

Getting here

The museum is located at 224–238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG. Visit this page to find out the nearest train stations, bus stops and cycling information.

What's on?

Check the current exhibitions and events programme.

Join Membership

Get closer to design with membership and enjoy free, unlimited entry to a whole year of exhibitions, exclusive previews and more. Reach out to the team via or click on the link below to find out how to join.

Eat & Drink

Enjoy delicious, ethically-sourced drinks and snacks in our new spaces – the Design Kitchen (second floor) and the Design Cafe (ground floor), operated by Leafi.


Looking for design inspiration and gifts? Visit the museum's three shops onsite or buy our curated selection online.

Self-guided visits for learning groups

The Design Museum welcomes schools, colleges and universities for self-guided visits of its exhibitions.

Access information

The Design Museum aims to make everyone's visit enjoyable and does everything it can to ensure a welcoming experience to visitors with disabilities and their companions.

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Discover our free digital guide

Enhance your visit and engage with the Design Museum from anywhere with our digital guide, available as part of the free Bloomberg Connects app.

Get in touch

For general bookings information, please submit an online enquiry or email:

Visit here for further contact Information here.


The museum is a no smoking and vape free site. If you wish to smoke or vape, please kindly move into the park or onto the High Street to do so. We thank you for your cooperation on this.


Please Respect Our Team

The Design Museum is a welcoming place, open to all. Our museum staff have the right to work in a safe environment that is free from intimidation, racism or any other form of discrimination. The museum has zero tolerance to any form of abuse towards its staff.

We ask that everyone treats each other with respect and understanding, upholding inclusive behaviour when in the museum.

If you’d like to know more about our wider work and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, please visit our pages here.