Young Design Museum For schools
Nurture students' creativity and passion for design with these ready made lesson plans.
Keep young designers inspired with everyday materials and household objects.
Find your favourite objects in your house and create your own Museum crowdsourced wall.
Explore the ‘Frankfurt Kitchen’, the world’s first fitted kitchen made to fit the room perfectly. Download the activity sheet and complete the tasks. For GCSE and above.
Watch Anna tell you about the ‘Gumdrop’ bin. How could you reuse some of your rubbish? For key stages 2 & 3.
Watch our curator Maria talk about how manufacturing has changed over the years, then download an activity sheet for GCSE students and above.
Draw your design and label it to show how it works. Colour in your design and share it with the Design Museum on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #DesignFromHome.
Watch the Design Museum film about the Wiggle Chair and learn more about this strange, unconventional design. For students of 7 years old and above.
Watch Ohyo CEO Guy Jeremiah talk about the Ohyo bottle and ‘find a fountain’ app to find out how design can help combat plastic waste.
Watch Grant Douglas and Mark Penver talk about the how the S’up spoon has changed eating forever. For all ages.
Design a poster to give your ‘Hope’ message during lockdown. What do you hope for during or after lockdown?
Watch Henry James talk about the design story behind the solar light that saves lives. For all ages.
Watch the Design Museum film about the Hot Bertaa Kettle and why it might be an impractical but eye catching design. For all ages.
Watch fashion designer Paul Smith talk about the SK5 Phonosuper (the next version after the SK4) in the Design Museum film. For all ages.
Road signs help everyone get around, whether you’re driving, on a bicycle or just walking. But who created them and why did they design them to look the way they do?
What sort things would someone need during their day? What would the chair need to provide throughout the day?
What problems do the older members of your family face? How can you use your design skills to solve them?
What does your hair say about you? Build a design exhibition of your identity.
On Mars you would spend most of your time in your Martian habitat… But what would that look like?
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See what other activities are available for young people as part of the museum's Digital Design Calendar.