Corporate Support

The Design Museum is an independent charity and world leading museum, internationally recognised as ‘the’ destination for contemporary design and creation in the UK.

Paul Smith exhibition press view

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Design for business

The Design Museum offers modular action learning programmes for a range of industries tailored for your business and drawing on the museum's collections and design expertise. The learning experience is fully integrated with one of the world’s most inspiring and thought-provoking environments.

Corporate Partnerships

Each year the Design Museum initiates and collaborates on a number of high profile, innovative partnerships, including sponsorship of the museum’s world-class exhibitions, support of award winning learning programmes and annual Corporate Membership.

The museum is committed to working openly and creatively with partners, achieving shared vision and goals that align with supporters’ business interests and needs.

This is a hugely exciting time to become a Partner of the Design Museum, as the museum enjoys its first year in the stunning Grade II listed former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street. The relocation to west London has given the museum three times more exhibition space and its first permanent, free display, attracting 650,000 visitors a year.

Become a Corporate Sponsor today and your company will have the exclusive opportunity to:

  • Align your brand with a world leading museum of contemporary design and architecture

  • Network at invitation only events, attended by high profile partners from across the design and culture industries

  • Engage with a variety of audiences, through an attractive exhibition programme spanning the wide breath of design disciplines

  • Raise your profile amongst key audiences through sponsorship recognition at the museum and on social media, reaching the museum’s 5 million followers from across the globe.

The Design Museum’s Development team is experienced at working creatively with partners to develop original and bespoke partnerships and the museum enjoys long-term relationships with many of its supporters.

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership is a fantastic way to get involved in the Design Museum, joining an exclusive group of associates that help support the museum’s pioneering learning programme and outstanding collection of over 1000 objects.

Corporate Members are vital partners and the Development team works with each Member individually to ensure that Membership at the Design Museum is distinctive and rewarding. Benefits for Members include complimentary access to much anticipated exhibitions, invitations to exclusive private views and VIP events, creative activation and engagement opportunities, and venue hire in a state-of-the-art, major London attraction and venue.

The Design Museum offers two standard Corporate Membership packages, starting at £10,000 + vat per year. For more information, please contact: or call +44 (0) 020 3862 5930.

AXA PPP Health Tech & You

Shortlisted for the UK Sponsorship Awards 2016, Arts & Cultural Sponsorship category

Partnership with John Lewis

Winner of UK Sponsorship Awards 2015 in the Arts Sponsorship Category

Design Ventura, a learning initiative created in partnership with Deutsche Bank

Awarded The Museums and Heritage Award in 2013 for Educational Initiative

The Christian Louboutin exhibition sponsored by Martini

Highly Commended at the Museums and Heritage Award in 2013

Design Museum partnership with Technology Strategy Board for The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution

Highly Commended for the Innovations Award at the Museums and Heritage Awards in 2014

Collaboration with Beefeater 24 on Super Contemporary

Shortlisted for the coveted Hollis Sponsorship Arts Award in 2010

Partnership with Puma for 'Hussein Chalayan: From fashion and back'

Shortlisted for the 2010 Walpole Luxury Branding Awards, Arts Category

More information

For further information and to explore upcoming opportunities call +44 (0) 020 3862 5930.

thank you

The Design Museum would like to thank the trusts and foundations, corporate and individual donors who are vital partners in its work.