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.


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.


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.


Designing Time

Designer Helga Schmid curates a day of talks and performances exploring design and alternative time systems.

Family workshop

Casting from Nature

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


Everyday Hacking with Jesse Howard

Join designer Jesse Howard to transform a series of domestic objects and learn the principles of open-source design in this hands-on 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.



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.


New Monuments for Women

Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, leads a discussion on female monuments for the 21st century.

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.


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.


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.