Self-guided visits for learning groups

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

At this moment, a limited number of schools and colleges are able to visit the exhibitions. Click here to book a slot for one of the current exhibitions.


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.

Waste Age

A new generation of designers is rethinking our relationship to everyday things. Finding the lost value in our trash and imagining a future of clean materials and a circular economy could point the way out of the Waste Age.

Designer Maker User

Free Display: Designer Maker User tells the story of modern design through these three interconnected roles. Please note this exhibition will be reopening on 18 September.

Booking information

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, including 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.

Please note: Paying self-guided visit cancellations must be made in writing and 28 days/20 working days prior to your visit to 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.