Self-guided visits for learning groups

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

At this moment in time, a limited number of schools and colleges are able to visit on selected mornings. Please visit the 'schools and colleges' section of the Design Museum website to make a booking.


Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street

Step up and discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.

Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life

Meet one of the great furniture designers and architects of the twentieth century whose work was often overshadowed by her male peers, such as Le Corbusier and Jean Prouvé.

Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work

Enjoy a free display marking the launch of Network Rail’s new customised typeface, Rail Alphabet 2, designed by the co-designer of the UK’s road signing system, Margaret Calvert.

Designer Maker User

Free Display: Designer Maker User tells the story of contemporary design through these three interconnected roles. Please note this exhibition will be temporarily closed until further notice.

Booking information

At this moment in time school tours are not available due to social distancing capacity regulations but please check this page for updates.

Self-guided visits to temporary exhibitions cost £3 per student in primary, secondary, further education and college, and £5 for students in university and higher education. There is no different fee for overseas students.

Teachers and tutors are free at a ratio of 1:7 students. Any additional teachers will be charged the £8 Teacher ticket rate.

If you have any questions about a booking please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Bookings Office by e-mailing, or by calling 0203 862 5937 between 10:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday. Paying self-guided visit cancellations need to be made in writing and 28 days/20 working days prior to a visit at the museum.

Get in touch

The Bookings Office can be contacted Monday to Friday (10:00 - 17:00) on +44 20 3862 5937 or contact via the online enquiry form.