Learning and research

the Design Museum Campus

The Design Museum is a campus for design education in the twenty first century, harnessing the potential of design to tackle the challenges of today’s complex world from local to global.

The Design Museum Campus offers a portfolio of experiential learning programmes predicated on relevance, problem solving and applied creativity inviting learners to think and act like a designer.

A range of formats are offered from one hour workshops to three day courses in the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning.

Drawing inspiration from the museum’s world class exhibitions and displays, these workshops and courses are facilitated by a team of design educators and creative professionals - for learners of all backgrounds, ages and interests.


A programme of regular events and activities with plenty of opportunities to get creative, offering free and ticketed workshops and gallery experiences aimed at children aged 5-11 years.

Young People

Discover more about the museum's design events, workshops and learning opportunities for young people aged 12 to 19 years.

Schools and Colleges

Explore ways of digi-making in our digital workshops or come to one of our popular hands-on design workshops that put the handling collection at the heart of students’ learning.

Further and Higher Education

The Design Museum offers world class facilities and a range of inspiring and relevant programmes, opening up the professional world of design to college and university students and educators.

Talks, courses and workshops

The adult learning programme is a forum for experimentation and debate with leading designers, thinkers and creative professionals.

Explore how design is shaping today’s complex world and develop your creativity through courses, workshops, salons, tours and more.

Entrepreneurs Hub

Are you an emerging designer-entrepreneur? Apply to take part in our exciting programme to help you transform your business ideas into action.

Research and Development

R+D is the Design Museum’s platform for developing new ways of teaching, showing and talking about contemporary design practice within the museum context.

Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning

The Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning is an inspiring facility equipped to promote and support design education in the 21st Century.

Learning supporters

Thank you to the following supporters of the Design Museum and its learning programme.

Meet Tim and Fiona

Watch new Chief Executive and Director, Tim Marlow get to know the Design Museum’s new Head of Learning on their first week at the museum.

Safeguarding Policy

This document sets out the Design Museum’s policy in relation to the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults visiting the museum.