public programme

Talks, courses and workshops

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

Health + Wellbeing class

Design Museum X Equinox Yoga

Start your morning with a 60 minute vinyasa yoga practice hosted by Equinox

Access Tour

Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier BSL Tour

Discover the work of ‘couture’s rebellious outsider’ in this British Sign Language tour.

SOLD OUT

FE + HE Talk

Design Change Makers: Conscious Consumption

The Design Museum is partnering with Creative Conscience for a new higher education talk series called ‘Design Change Makers’, the second in the series will be focusing on conscious consumption.

Walking tour + Workshop

Air Walk with Citizen Sense

Join Citizen Sense for a walk and workshop exploring potential solutions to air-pollution in London.

Course

Creative Entrepreneurs Presents Start-up Essentials: Building a Website for Your Creative Start-Up

Learn the practical steps needed to build an effective, beautiful and functional website for your creative start-up.

Family workshop

Crafting Objects

Create your own beautiful, wearable, or useful objects inspired by this year’s Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition.

Workshop

Silver Sunday: Draw and Explore the Architecture of the Design Museum

On Sunday, 7th of October, the Royal Institute of British Architects will offer free, artist-led architectural drawing workshops. Learn new creative skills and discover the architecture of the Design Museum through images from the RIBA's historic collections. Materials will be provided. All levels of ability are welcome and no prior experience is required.

The Design Museum is hosting free creative and social events for older people, in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Talk

Silver Sunday: Building a Design Museum

Join a talk about the history of the Design Museum's iconic building, the former Commonwealth Institute in London. After the talk there will be a chance to ask questions over tea and cake.

The Design Museum is hosting free creative and social events for older people, in partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Game + Talk

Commonspoly

Commonspoly - the resource-access game where we win by working as a community.

Symposium

Convivial Tools

Convivial Tools is a programme of talks, debates and workshops exploring new approaches for a more cooperative society, based on the thinking of the late philosopher Ivan Illich.

3-Day Course

The Drawing Gym

Learn simple tools for communicating complex ideas in this three-part introduction to drawing.

Workshop

Corn with Fernando Laposse

Create your own tin using Mexican corn husks with designer and material researcher Fernando Laposse.

Workshop

Moulding Polystyrene with Silo Studio

Learn how to cast objects with polystyrene in this hands-on workshop with Silo Studio.

Family Workshop

Create and Make – October Half Term

This October half term, take part in a collaborative build, helping to design a city of shape shifting buildings, vehicles and play spaces.

Young People Course

Young People’s Design Studio

Create your own design studio and work to a professional brief to design your own range of unique products inspired by the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition.

Family Workshop

Footwear Design with Beatrix Ong MBE

Join this workshop to explore the design of footwear whilst gaining inspiration to develop your own ideas. Learn the construction of a basic cosy house slipper, which you can adapt and personalise to make your finished garment.

Event for older people

Make Your Own My Naturewatch Camera

Make your own My Naturewatch Camera and discover the wildlife hidden in the local area.

Family workshop

Making Virtual Reality

Get an exciting introduction to virtual reality and 3D experiences in this 3-hour workshop for Young People.

Talk

To mark the opening of his exhibition 100 Mile City and Other Stories, Peter Barber gives a keynote lecture on how to tackle the country's housing crisis.

Course

‘Startup Essentials’ with Creative Entrepreneurs

How do you turn a creative idea into a successful business? Discover the basics in starting up a business on this practical course.

Access tour

Multisensory Tour: Beazley Designs of the Year

Join this multisensory tour of the eleventh Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition, for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Access tour

BSL Tour: Beazley Designs of the Year

Join this British Sign Language tour to explore some of the most exciting design projects from the past twelve months.

Workshop

Shibori Indigo Dyeing with Lola Lely

Learn the ancient technique of Shibori Indigo dyeing with designer Lola Lely in this half-day workshop.

Talk

Formafantasma: E-Waste

Hear Amsterdam-based design-duo Studio Formafantasma, explore the design story behind their project, Ore Streams.

Talk

Water Futures

Join an evening of presentations and discussions investigating new and innovative ways of approaching drinking water, to coincide with this year’s Beazley Designs of the Year.

Family Workshop

Pop-Up Paper Places

Create a pop-up paper house book of your very own design, learning new model making skills with an introduction to architectural design techniques. Your pop-up book will be finished off with tiny flat pack furniture and people to take home with you.

Workshop

Fan Factory with Jesse Howard

Join designer Jesse Howard to discover the principles of open-source design and “everyday hacking” in this hands-on workshop.

Talk

Jan Kaplický: Visions of the Future

To coincide with the exhibition Home Futures, a panel of leading designers and curators explore the work of the late radical Czech architect Jan Kaplický.

Symposium

Future Factory Day 1: Symposium

Join leading designers and material researchers to rethink sustainable production for the 21st century.

Part of the Future Factory Collaboration with the Design for Living Systems Lab and Central Saint Martins’ Material Futures Programme.

Symposium

Future Factory Day 2: Workshop

What will the factories of the future look like? Join designers and students from the MA Material Futures programme at Central Saint Martins to discuss how design can tackle today’s environmental challenges.

Part of the Future Factory Collaboration with the Design for Living Systems Lab and Central Saint Martins’ Material Futures Programme.

Performance + Workshop

Dance Performance by Step Change Studios

Join inclusive dance company Step Change Studios to mark the UN Day of Persons with Disabilities with a special wheelchair dance performance, followed by a dance workshop for everyone.

Talk

Women Design

December 2018 marks 100 years since the first general election in which a percentage of women voted for the first time in the UK. In commemoration of the suffragettes’ ultimate victory, and as a stark reminder of the need to improve gender inequality in the industry, Libby Sellers and the Design Museum host a two-day series of talks on women in design.

Talk

UNCOVERED: Revolutionary Magazine Covers

Join a talk bringing together a panel of graphic designers, editors, and creative directors for a discussion on the importance of magazine covers today.

Family Workshop

Marbling Merriment

Coming together to share food, gifts, and company is an important part of any celebration. This holiday season, create your very own decorations and make your celebrations look extra special as the Design Museum builds a communal table of handmade marbled creations.

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.