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.

Access tour

The Design Museum: British Sign Language Tour

Join this British Sign Language tour to discover the history of the Design Museum’s iconic building.

Talk

Teikuhiko – A Talk by Kenya Hara

A chance to hear from renowned Japanese graphic designer, Art Director of MUJI and Chief Creative Director of Japan House London, Kenya Hara.

This talk is part of London Design Festival 2019.

SOLD OUT

Course

Creative Startup Essentials by Creative Entrepreneurs: Marketing Basics

This three-part course uncovers the marketing basics needed to turn creative ideas into successful businesses.

Festival

East to West: Creative Journeys across London

Join an evening of music and theatre performances programmed by Rich Mix, east London’s independent arts centre, for Emerge Festival 2019.

Health & Well-being Class

Design Museum X Equinox Yoga

Start your morning with vinyasa yoga, hosted by Equinox at the Design Museum followed by complimentary juice and yogurt and a viewing of the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition.

Family workshop

Colour In Nature

Take part in an afternoon of experimenting and testing to discover the wonderful colour dyes that can be found in nature.

Family, free, booking required

Wonder Wheels

Bling your bike, sparkle your scooter or wonder your wheels at this interactive workshop ahead of a grand parade, with prizes awarded for the most impressive creations.

Family Workshop

Autumn Sunday Create and Make: Crafting a mission to Mars

Inspired by the Moving to Mars exhibition, make your own rockets, space jackets and miniature space ship to take you to Mars.

Museum late, workshop

Friday Night Sketch: Narrative Objects

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the first Friday of the month. Led by illustrator Jess Nash, the event will begin with a short presentation on her work and approach to illustration.

Talk, For persons aged 65 and over

Silver Sunday at the Design Museum

A model making workshop is followed by an illustrated talk on the legacy of Hampstead’s Isokon Building by authors Magnus Englund and Leyla Daybelge through the lens of their new book, Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain.

Talk

Councils x Climate Change: How Local Authorities Are Tackling Climate Change

How can local authorities use strategic design to develop a sustainable and meaningful response to the climate change?

Unnatural Processes with Marcin Rusak

Join artist and designer Marcin Rusak to explore the story-telling potentials of natural materials in this one-day workshop.

Young Peoples' Workshop

3D Printing a Mars Colony

Learn how to use industry standard software Autodesk Fusion 360 and 3D printing techniques to design ideas for how we might build neighborhoods on Mars.

Family Workshop

October Half Term: Building a Spaceship

This half term, help create a life size spaceship model to take you to Mars! Build the control panels to help steer the ship and places to eat, sleep, relax and work.

Young Peoples' Workshop

Coding Buildings for the Future

What will the living, working, and public spaces of the future look like? Join us to find out as we explore the worlds of architecture, design, and coding to make buildings for the future through digital design.

Young Peoples' Workshop

Coding Colour and Sound

Code is more than blocks and text. Learn how to use colour and sound, in your interactive code creations.

Young Peoples' Workshop

Robot Olympics

Hack, build and code your own robot in this fast paced half-day session. Learn about physical computing, micro-controllers and electronics, whilst also developing prototyping skills to give your robot form.

Family Workshop

Solar System Mobile Making

Make a set of colourful felt planets, stars and meteors to create an out-of-this-world solar system mobile.

Talk

Space Architecture

Hosted by architect and technologist Xavier De Kestelier, this discussion will speculate on the future of architecture beyond planet Earth.

HE Talk

Industry Insights: Designing for Society

Explore how designers are taking up a civic role in this talk especially for university students and early-career practitioners.

Museum late, workshop

Friday Night Sketch: Making Marks

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the first Friday of the month. Led by illustrator Grace Holliday, the event will begin with a short presentation by Grace on her work and approach to illustration.

Symposium

Design with the Living

Join this one-day symposium asking how designing with living organisms can respond to the current ecological crisis.

Access Tour

Yuri Suzuki: British Sign Language Tour

Join this British Sign Language tour to discover the world of one of the world’s most unique sound artists, designer and musician Yuri Suzuki.

Access tour

Yuri Suzuki: Multisensory Tour

Join this Multisensory Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors to discover the world of one of the world’s most unique designers.

Course

Creative Startup Essentials by Creative Entrepreneurs: How to Build a Website

This three-part course uncovers the basics needed to develop a successful website for your creative start-up.

Workshop

Introduction to Book-Binding

Join artist and designer Rahel Zoller to produce your own series of crafted books in this hands-on introduction to book-binding.

Talk

The New Materialists

Against the backdrop of our climate emergency, four ground-breaking designers debate how and why social impact should be an integral focus in material design today.

Workshop

Wastelands: Collective Stories of London

Explore the hidden histories of London and the narratives behind discarded objects in this hands-on workshop.

Family Workshop

Space Suits for Mars

Calling all space explorers! Have you got what it takes to move to Mars? What will you need and what will it look like?

Family Workshop

Winter Sunday Create and Make: Festive Crafting

Make your own decorations and wrapping paper to paint, print and stitch your way into the festive winter holidays.

Workshop

The Everyday Martian

Experience an afternoon of immersive theatre and explore alternative visions of what life on Mars might be like.

HE Talk

Industry Insights: Designing for the Planet

Explore how designers are working to benefit the planet in this talk especially for university students and early-career practitioners.

Museum late, workshop

Friday Night Sketch: Nocturnal Drawing

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the first Friday of the month. Led by artist Tom Spooner, the event will begin with a short presentation on his work and approach to illustration.

Workshop

Introduction to Candle-Making

Create your own set of coloured candles using different waxes and dyes in this half-day workshop.

Symposium

Design Research for Change Symposium

The two-day Design Research for Change (DR4C) symposium will explore how design is increasingly involved in social, cultural, economic, environmental and political change.

Family Workshop

Blooming Planets

This workshop explores how to make planet Earth greener through making guerrilla gardening sculptures filled with plant power.

Family, free drop-in

Christmas with mt Masking Tape

Join mt Masking Tape and Collage Club for some festive crafting! Fashion your own Christmas crown or present topper using lashings of colourful, patterned washi tape, plus essentials from Collage Club’s impressive paper supply. Simple yuletide templates will be provided, or you can cut, paste, rip and stick your own designs to create pieces to take home or gift to your loved ones

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.