public programme

Talks, courses and workshops

Tickets are now on sale for an inspiring programme of talks, courses and workshops.

Family, free drop-in

Create and Make

Each month, and during school holidays, the Design Museum holds a drop-in activity for families inspired by the museum and its exhibitions. These informal sessions focus on light-touch design and making activities for families with children aged 5–11.

Family workshop

Printed Patterns

Create a hand printed design that represents you and your family inspired by the David Adjaye: Making Memory exhibition and the stories weaved into Ghanaian adinkra printed cloth.


Kubrick’s London

This talk explores the architecture of London through the eyes of Stanley Kubrick.

Part of "Kubrick Now": A programme of events at the Design Museum and BFI Southbank.


Family workshop

May Half Term: Paper Den’s

Take part in a fun afternoon of den building. Colour, collage and construct your own 3D paper shapes to build the den brick by brick.

Free, drop-in


Start-Up Essentials: Business Planning Basics

How do you create an effective business plan for your creative start-up? Discover the basics in this course with Creative Entrepreneurs.


Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation

To mark London Festival of Architecture 2019, a group of emerging voices in architecture present radical visions for London’s future in this evening debate.


Friday Night Sketch | Sketching Place

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum during the Friday Late opening.



Tricky Design: Design Ethics for a Complex World

This two-day symposium brings together leading designers, academics, journalists and theorists to discuss ethical approaches for design in response to some of today’s most urgent challenges.


John Akomfrah in Conversation

Join British artist, film-maker and writer John Akomfrah and a panel of speakers for a talk on the architecture of memory, migration and multiculturalism.


100 Years of Brasilidade: Exploring the Spirit of Brazilian Design

Join a panel of leading designers, curators and collectors for discussion on Brazilian design.

Live Performance

Foreign Agents: Music and Migration

Join Migrant Journal for a series of performances, discussions and talks that explore the relationship between music and migration.


Making with Recycled Plastic

Create a series of domestic objects using re-cycled plastic with architecture collective BFA.

Great Exhibition Road Festival Event

Martian Meals

Join a future food demonstration in this drop-in session on Exhibition Road led by multi-disciplinary artists, Inês Neto dos Santos and Nora Silva.

Great Exhibition Road Festival Talk

Mars: Should we stay or should we go?

Could Mars be the ultimate adventure for our generation and generations to come? Join the free debate at the V&A as part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival.

Family workshop

Illuminating Connections

Make and take home your own original lamp structure using everyday bolts and hinges.

Plan your visit

Plan your visit

The Design Museum champions design and the impact it has on the world, while introducing you to the incredible people behind it. Find out more about the temporary exhibitions and more.

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 20 3862 5900 or the Bookings Office on +44 20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry.