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The Great Exhibition Road Festival : 2019

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington.

Join the Design Museum for a weekend that brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances - all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition, 200 years on from when they were born.



Martian meals

To celebrate the Design Museum’s forthcoming 'Moving to Mars' exhibition, join a Mars future food two-day demonstration led by multi-disciplinary artists, Inês Neto dos Santos and Nora Silva.


Mars: Should we stay or should we go?

Join the Design Museum's Chief Curator Justin McGuirk and Earth and Planetary Scientist Professor Sanjeev Gupta for a discussion about why, how, and even if, we should be starting life on another planet.

Adult workshops

Making with Recycled Plastic

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

Family Workshops

Create and Make

Join a free drop-in activity workshop 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.

Illuminating Connections

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


The Design Museum Tour

Discover the fascinating history of the Design Museum’s building in this free 20-minute tour.

Related exhibition

Moving to Mars

The journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time. Through immersive recreations and new commissions, discover how every detail of this extraordinary mission must be designed.