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.

Family workshop

Easter Half Term: Life on another planet

This activity invites you to think about what life might look like on another planet. Create and Make imaginative future buildings to populate a new world.

Free, drop-in

Family workshop

Shadow Cinema

Explore moving images using a technique that predates film. Participants will learn the art of story-boarding and bring their ideas to life with light projection, shadow and storytelling.

Talk

Kubrick’s design collaborations

A panel of experts discuss the role of design in Stanley Kubrick’s films.

Part of "Kubrick Now": A programme of events at the Design Museum and BFI Southbank.

Talk

Museum Late: The Sound of Stanley Kubrick

Join the museum for an evening of talks, music and activities celebrates music in Stanley Kubrick’s films.

Part of "Kubrick Now": A programme of events at the Design Museum and BFI Southbank.

Workshop

Friday Night Sketch: Drawing with Shapes

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum during the Friday Late opening.

FULLY BOOKED

Access Tour

Stanley Kubrick: British Sign Language Tour

Join this British Sign Language tour to discover the world of one of the 20th century’s most iconic film-makers.

FULLY BOOKED

Access Tour

Stanley Kubrick: Multisensory Tour

Join this Multisensory Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors to discover the world of one of the 20th century’s most iconic film-makers.

Workshop

Data Visualisation with Mona Chalabi

Join journalist and illustrator Mona Chalabi for a hands-on introduction to data visualisation.

SOLD OUT

Health + well-being class

Design Museum X Equinox Yoga

Start your morning with vinyasa yoga, hosted by Equinox at the Design Museum. Following by a viewing of Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition.

Workshop

Organic Candle Making

Create your own scented candles using natural botanical materials sourced from London with designers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault.

Family workshop

Printed Patterns

Create a hand printed design that represents you and your family inspired by the David Adjaye: Making Memory exhibition and the stories weaved into Ghanaian adinkra printed cloth.

Talk

Kubrick’s London

This talk explores the architecture of London through the eyes of Stanley Kubrick.

Part of "Kubrick Now": A programme of events at the Design Museum and BFI Southbank.

SOLD OUT

Family workshop

May Half Term: Paper Den’s

Take part in a fun afternoon of den building. Colour, collage and construct your own 3D paper shapes to build the den brick by brick.

Free, drop-in

Course

Start-Up Essentials: Business Planning Basics

How do you create an effective business plan for your creative start-up? Discover the basics in this course with Creative Entrepreneurs.

Workshop

Friday Night Sketch | Sketching Place

A free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum during the Friday Late opening.

Symposium

Tricky Design: Design Ethics for a Complex World

This two-day symposium brings together leading designers, academics, journalists and theorists to discuss ethical approaches for design in response to some of today’s most urgent challenges.

Talk

John Akomfrah in Conversation

Join British artist, film-maker and writer John Akomfrah and a panel of speakers for a talk on the architecture of memory, migration and multiculturalism.

Live Performance

Foreign Agents: Music and Migration

Join Migrant Journal for a series of performances, discussions and talks that explore the relationship between music and migration.

Workshop

Making with Recycled Plastic

Create a series of domestic objects using re-cycled plastic with architecture collective BFA.

Family workshop

Illuminating Connections

Make and take home your own original lamp structure using everyday bolts and hinges.

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.