public programme

Talks, courses and workshops

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

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.

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

BSL Tour: Home Futures

Join this British Sign Language tour to explore what home means today through the radical visions of 20th-century architects and designers.

Access Tour

Multisensory Tour: Home Futures

Join this Multisensory Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors to explore what home means today through the ideas of 20th century architects and designers.

Talk

The Future of Renting

Join a panel of industry experts as they discuss how designers are responding to the decline in home ownership in ‘generation rent ’.

Workshop

Fermentation Station

Learn how to make fermented and naturally preserved foods with artist and food-designer Ines Neto dos Santos.

Screening and Q&A

The Human Shelter Screening and Q&A

Explore questions around what makes a home in a screening of The Human Shelter, followed by a Q&A with acclaimed Danish film director Boris B. Bertram.

HE Talk

Industry Insights: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Design

From re-designing genes to voting systems, discover how designers are working across other disciplines in a talk especially for university students.

Family Workshop

Solar-Powered City

This workshop will provide an exciting platform for the next generation to explore, design and make sustainable model homes of the future.

Lecture

Pier Vittorio Aureli

Explore the architecture of minimum dwelling at an evening with Pier Vittorio Aureli, one of the most influential architectural thinkers of his generation.

Workshop

Digital Design and Data Ethics Workshop

Join Stephanie Hankey, co-founder of the Tactical Technology Collective, for a deep-dive into the ethics and best practice of designing human-centred technologies.

Talk

Sir David Adjaye In conversation

To mark the opening of his exhibition Making Memory, hear Sir David Adjaye discuss his work and interest in monuments and memorials, with architect and curator Nikolaus Hirsch.

SCREENING + TALK

Bêka & Lemoine: Moriyama-San

Join an evening screening and conversation with French filmmakers Bêka & Lemoine with Home Futures curator Eszter Steierhoffer.

Young people's workshops and talks

Young Creatives Takeover Event

Take part in a day of free drop-in workshops and talks, including object casting with jesmonite, rope jewellery making, risographic zine printing and talks by designers.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S COURSE

Build the Future

Take on a three-day challenge, to build the future for the next generation.

Family Free, drop-in

Create and Make – February half term

This February half term, create a community garden around a model tower block, in this special paper-craft activity created by Designer-In-Residence Hester Buck.

HE Talk

Industry Insights: Storytelling through Design

Explore the role of storytelling in design, in a day event especially for university students.

SYMPOSIUM

The Other Way: Designing A Sustainable Tomorrow

Discover some of the most innovative creative practices within sustainable design in this one-day symposium.

The Other Way symposium is organised by Maison/0 in collaboration with the Design Museum.

INSTALLATION + PERFORMANCE

Designing Time

Designer Helga Schmid curates a weekend of talks and performances exploring design and alterative time systems.

Family workshop

Casting from Nature

In this three-hour workshop join Designer Haidée Drew to cast your own unique one-off object.

Workshop

Rewriting Herstory: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Join us in tackling the under-representation of women designers and architects online in this free edit-a-thon with Wikimedia.

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

BSL Tour - David Adjaye, Making Memory

Join this British Sign Language tour of the Design Museum’s current exhibition David Adjaye: Making Memory.

Access Tour

Multisensory Tour - David Adjaye: Making Memory

Join this Multisensory Tour of the Design Museum’s current exhibition David Adjaye: Making Memory, for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Festival

Histories and Myths of the 21st-century Home

Leading designers and theorists imagine what the architects and designers of the 20th century would have thought of the home today.

Workshop

Make Your Own Bio-Plastics

Create your own bio-plastic objects from everyday ingredients in this hands-on workshop.

Family Workshop

Future Framed Utopia

Join a graphic design workshop exploring ideas for future living, inspired by the Home Futures exhibition

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.