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.


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.


The New Materialists

Four ground-breaking designers debate how and why social impact should be an integral focus in material design today.


In Conversation: Beatrice Galilee, Zak Kyes and Pernilla Ohrstedt

Join a conversation with Beatrice Galilee, Guest Curator of Beazley Designs of the Year 2019, and the exhibition's designers Zak Kyes (Director, Zak Group) and Pernilla Ohrstedt (Director, Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio).


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.


The Everyday Martian

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

Access panel

Diversity in Design

Experts in the fields of art and design discuss the latest innovations in inclusive design with a focus on disability at this panel on UN Day for Persons with Disabilities.

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.


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

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


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

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.