School and College visits under social distancing

The Design Museum opens its doors every Wednesday morning for one school or college group to visit a selection of exhibitions and displays.


Every Wednesday morning between 10:00 - 11:45 the Design Museum is opening its door to a single school or college group visit.

What is open?

  • Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street exhibition
  • Charlotte Perriand: The Modern Life exhibition
  • Ai-Da: Portrait of the Robot free display
  • Design Ventura free display
  • Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work free display

What is closed?

  • Designer Maker User permanent collection
  • Library
  • CafĂ© & Restaurant

Educational groups from schools or colleges can book a visit to the Design Museum on Wednesdays between now and the of the 2020/21 academic year. The Museum will be closed to the public between 10:00 - 11:45 and access is restricted to just one educational group booking during this time.

Students will be required to wear a face mask regardless of age unless medically exempt and food and drink will need to be consumed outside the museum.

Educational groups are able to use toilet facilities and visit the Museum shop in groups of just five students accompanied by a teacher.

Only 15 students are allowed to enter into the Sneakers exhibition every 15 minutes. We recommend that educational groups split into smaller groups of 15 on arrival and visit separate exhibitions/displays.

Your educational group has to leave the Design Museum for 11:45 prompt. This will allow staff to reset, clean and be prepared for public opening.

Learning group tickets


Book your visit by booking access to Sneakers Unboxed. Other displays will be included in your visit.

Download the risk identification document to help you carry out your own risk assessment prior to visiting.

Get in touch

The Bookings Office can be contacted Monday to Friday (10:00 - 18:00) on +44 20 3862 5937 or +44 20 3862 5900 or contact via the online enquiry form.

Museum address: 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG.