Self-guided visits for learning groups

The Design Museum welcomes schools, colleges and universities for self-guided visits of one of the opening exhibitions. Here is everything you need to know to plan an inspiring self-guided visit to museum.

Available Exhibitions

What is there to see?

The Design Museum has three exhibitions available for self-guided visits - Designer Maker User, David Adjaye: Making Memory and the upcoming Stanley Kubrick exhibitions.

Designer Maker User is a free exhibition (bookable for learning groups) that tells the story of contemporary design. Entry times are available each hour from 10.00-16.00. This may take up to 60 minutes to see as a group.

David Adjaye: Making Memory and Stanley Kubrick are paid temporary exhibitions and we advise that it may take up to 60 minutes as a group. Entry times are offered every 30 minutes from 10.00 - 16.00.

Please allow 60 minutes to view each exhibition and choose your time slots carefully to prevent any clashes. You may wish to also factor in a break for your group if you are coming to see multiple exhibitions during your visit.

Upcoming exhibitions

Designer Maker User

Free Display: For the first time in the museum’s history it will have a free permanent display of its collection: Designer Maker User tells the story of contemporary design through these three interconnected roles.

David Adjaye: Making Memory

How can a building shape our perception of events - past, present and future? Experience the storytelling power of architecture through an exploration of seven monumental projects from celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.

Booking information

Self-guided visits to Designer Maker User are free of charge; however, booking is required.

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.