Individual Support

Individual supporters are vital in securing the future of our successful exhibitions and education programmes. There are several ways that you can choose to donate to the museum, whether you join as a Member or become part of the Design Circle. The museum is grateful for all the support it receives from generous individuals, and we hope you will be inspired to join us.

The Design Circle

The Design Circle

The Design Circle offers individuals an opportunity to get closer to the museum. Design Circle members come together to discover, debate and celebrate design with like-minded individuals through a programme of exclusive events and opportunities. They also make a huge difference, helping the museum to champion the future, nurturing and supporting some of the world’s best talent, enabling us to inspire our audiences and to be the world’s leading museum dedicated to contemporary design and architecture.

Design Patrons

An insight into the rapidly changing landscape of contemporary design

Benefits include:

• Unlimited, free, priority entry to exhibitions for you and a guest

• Invitation to patrons’ previews of all major exhibitions with drinks and curator-led tours

• Tailor-made annual events programme, offering behind-the-scenes access to the design world

• Access to leading art and design fairs in London

• The opportunity to join Design Museum trips

• Priority booking for public programme events and family workshops

• 10% discount in the Design Museum Shop

• Design Circle e-newsletters and updates

• Acknowledgement or your patronage in the museum and on the website

£200 benefit, plus £800 voluntary donation

Design Fellows

Meet the architects and designers shaping the future

All the benefits of Design Patrons plus:

• Unlimited, free, priority entry to exhibitions for you and up to three guests

• Personal curator-led tour for you and up to 10 guests

• Private visits to leading designer studios and private collections

• Access to leading international art and design fairs

• Priority hire of the Design Museum spaces for your own private events

• A complimentary exhibition catalogue of your choice £5,000

£400 benefit, plus £4,600 voluntary donation

Design Benefactors

Discover the international design scene and get exclusive access to inspiring designers

Design Benefactors enjoy a unique relationship with the museum benefiting from exclusive access to the Directors, curators, designers and the design industry. Discover contemporary design and emerging talent through a range of exclusive experiences and events.

£800 benefit, plus £9,200 voluntary donation

Join today

If you would like to become a part of the Design Circle or would like to know more about supporting the museum, please call the Individual Giving Manager on +44 (0)20 3862 5935