Contact information

Bookings office

For ticketing information please email or submit an online enquiry.

+44 20 3862 5937 (Mon-Fri for ticketing, access and school visits information only)

Membership office

For membership support please email
For information visit our membership page or submit an online enquiry.

+44 20 3862 5933 (Mon-Fri – Membership enquiries only)

School group visits

For group visits information please contact or submit an online enquiry.
More information here. Book a group visit here.

+44 20 3862 5937 (Mon-Fri)

Access information

For ticketing information please email or submit an online enquiry.

Please find detailed access information on this page or please use the form below for specific enquiries.

+44 20 3862 5937 (Mon-Fri)

Support the museum

As a registered charity, the museum relies upon the generous support of its patrons and corporate partners. If you would like to find out about our dynamic ‘Design Circle’ patrons’ programme or how your company can partner with our unique museum, please contact our Development Team:

For individual support:

For companies:

For information visit our Individual support page

For information visit our Corporate support page

Venue hire

The museum operates as a registered charity and all funds generated through venue hire go towards our mission to support design education.

For information visit our venue hire page.

+44 20 3862 5907 (Mon-Fri) or 07305 041616 (Venue Hire enquiries only)

Alternatively, you can also submit an online enquiry.

International Enquiries

For general information visit our international pages.

For information about hiring a touring exhibition, consultancy services or partnership opportunities please submit an online enquiry to contact a team member.

Press office

Get in touch with the team via or submit an online enquiry.

Design Museum Shop

Contact the Retail Team: for online orders information. if you are a designer or supplier and wish your product to be stocked in the shop.

+44 020 3862 5902 (Mon-Fri – Retail enquiries only)

Object donations

If you would like to donate an object to our collection please email with details and images for reference.


Volunteers are an integral part of the museum team.

For information visit our volunteers page or submit an online enquiry.

Opening times

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

The museum is open every day including bank holidays. Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Plan your visit here


For information about our shops please visit


the Design Museum is located at 224 – 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, next to Holland Park.

Purchasing tickets

Tickets can be purchased in advance of your visit through our booking portal. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets at the museum from our ticket desk. We have a limited number of tickets available each day, as such we recommend purchasing in advance to avoid disappointment.

Free visit

Our permanent collection and free displays are free to enter and do not require a booking. The collection, Designer Maker User, is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00. Please note that the exhibition space starts closing at 16:45.

What else is on?

Get closer to design – join our exciting programme of talks, courses and workshops.

Join membership

Enjoy a year of design with membership. Student and Gift memberships are available.

Lost and Found

If you have lost belongings when visiting us, please contact providing a description of the lost items.


We have a limited number of lockers available in -1 floor – you can fit a medium size bag or backpack and/or a coat. Please note that these are subject to availability and are not bookable in advance. Each locker costs £1.00 (non-refundable). Each £1 donation supports the museum's programme,

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