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.

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.


Introduction to Candle-Making

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


Hannah Brine and the Kensington Singers

Looking for somewhere to escape the cold? Join the Kensington Singers choir, for a cosy evening of winter music and carols, led by award winning conductor Hannah Brine.


Festive floristry workshop with Simon Lycett

Internationally acclaimed florist Simon Lycett will share his insights into floristry design in this exclusive workshop for members.

Please note that this is a Members and Patrons only event


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

RÆBURN T-Shirt Customisation

Join this t-shirt making family workshop lead by British fashion label RAEBURN.

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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

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.


Design Workshop with Hey Duggee

Duggee needs a new squirrel to join the club...can you design one for him? Join this workshop to learn design skills and earn your Design Badge.

Tickets on sale 31 October 2019

Access Tour

Moving to Mars: British Sign Language Tour

Join this BSL tour of Moving to Mars to learn about the design challenges presented by a hostile environment, and the technological innovations changing the way we interact with our surroundings.

Access Tour

Moving to Mars: Multisensory Tour

Led by guide Andrew Mashigo, explore immersive environments and sustainable technology in this Multisensory tour of Moving to Mars.

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Architecture Modelling

Create a 3D building model of your own architectural design.

Family, free drop-in

Winter Sunday Create and Make: Puppetry

Make your own puppet inspired by Walter Van Beirendonck’s puppet costumes for ‘The Magic Flute’.

HE talk

Industry Insights: Designing for Alternative Futures

Explore how designers are creating alternative futures in this talk for university students and early-career practitioners.


RÆBURN RÆMADE Parachute Bag Making

Join British fashion label RAEBURN to design your own parachute bag.


Talk + Performance

Yamaha and Yuri Suzuki presents: Industrial Instruments

Join Yamaha and Yuri Suzuki for an evening of performance and talks exploring the use of everyday objects, sounds, and interactions.


The Drawing Gym

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


Space Architecture: Part 2

Join architect and technologist Xavier De Kestelier as he speculates on the future of architecture beyond planet Earth.

Talks + Panel Discussion

Design Change Makers: Mental Health & Well-Being

Join Creative Conscience to discuss how design can help face challenges around mental health and wellbeing.

Performance + Talk


Join the RAEBURN team for an evening of activities inspired by the red planet. Activities include: A talk and a RÆBURN T-shirt Customisation workshop.


Mars: Designing for the Red Planet

Join leading designers, scientists and theorists to explore the challenges of designing for Mars, in collaboration with Imperial College London.

Access Tour

Beazley Designs of the Year 2019: Multisensory Tour

Join this Multisensory Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors to discover influential designs from the fields of fashion, architecture, transport, product, graphics and digital.

Access Tour

Beazley Designs of the Year: British Sign Language Tour

Join this British Sign Language tour to discover the most groundbreaking designs of the last 12 months across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design.

Young Creatives

Young Creatives Takeover Event

Join the Young Creatives as they host a day of workshops and talks exploring the theme Impact.

Family, free drop-in

February Half Term: Martian Garden

Create a life size Martian garden and design space food packaging influenced by the Moving to Mars exhibition.


Creative Startup Essentials: Investment, Grants & Loans

Join this three-part course to find out everything you need to know about funding opportunities for your creative start-up.

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Kites of Positivity

Design, make and fly your own paper kite with bold colours, patterns and a positive climate message for all to see.

HE Talk

Industry Insights: Designing How We Learn

Explore how designers are developing alternative spaces and tools for design education in this talk for university students, early-career practitioners and design-educators.


International Women’s Day: Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Join us in tackling the under-representation online of women designers, architects and others in the built environment in this free Wikipedia edit-a-thon with WikiD (women, Wikipedia, design) and guests.


Michele de Lucchi: Earth Station

Join Italian architect and designer Michele de Lucchi to explore Earth Stations. How can technology help us design work environments for the future?


Wearable Technology

Learn the basics of Arduino coding and electronic textiles in this hands-on workshop.


Introduction to Rope-Making

Join this hands-on introduction to rope-making using recycled materials.

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Picture This

Create your own framed poster using graphic design techniques.

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.