Design Museum

Design Museum The Design Museum is the only place in the UK where the design industry, education and the public can come together to change the way people think about themselves and the future.
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The museum is a registered charity founded in 1989. The Design Museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The museum is a registered charity founded in 1989. The Design Museum is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operating as usual

20/08/2021

Imagine a world where dyslexia is understood as a hyper-ability rather than a disability…Discover inspiring figures embracing their condition through their work at INSIDE OUT, a free outdoors pop-up display at the Design Museum, now on until September. 📅
Inside Out Project DYSPLA Festival

Our friends in South Kensington are organising a South Ken Green Trail for families. Take part on the 20 Aug for a day o...
20/08/2021

Our friends in South Kensington are organising a South Ken Green Trail for families. Take part on the 20 Aug for a day of fun, free activities, make a model bee 🐝 discover live invertebrates 🕷 sow a pot of seeds to take home 🌿 and much more! Book your tickets here > bit.ly/Bee-InspiredDay

Our friends in South Kensington are organising a South Ken Green Trail for families. Take part on the 20 Aug for a day of fun, free activities, make a model bee 🐝 discover live invertebrates 🕷 sow a pot of seeds to take home 🌿 and much more! Book your tickets here > bit.ly/Bee-InspiredDay

Discover how design thinking can help your business to innovate from Professor Jeremy Myerson, Royal College of Art and ...
20/08/2021

Discover how design thinking can help your business to innovate from Professor Jeremy Myerson, Royal College of Art and the Design Museum.
23 - 28 September 2021
Book now > https://fal.cn/3hBcm

Discover how design thinking can help your business to innovate from Professor Jeremy Myerson, Royal College of Art and the Design Museum.
23 - 28 September 2021
Book now > https://fal.cn/3hBcm

✨COMPETITION✨| Would you like to get your hands on a limited-edition t-shirt and jumper set from StockX  and Places+Face...
19/08/2021

✨COMPETITION✨| Would you like to get your hands on a limited-edition t-shirt and jumper set from StockX and Places+Faces to mark the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition? Become a Student Member by the end of the month to be in a chance of winning. Find out more. > https://fal.cn/3hzEG

✨COMPETITION✨| Would you like to get your hands on a limited-edition t-shirt and jumper set from StockX and Places+Faces to mark the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition? Become a Student Member by the end of the month to be in a chance of winning. Find out more. > https://fal.cn/3hzEG

Calling all sneakerheads and street stylers | We have teamed up with powerhouse duo, StockX  and Places+Faces , to relea...
19/08/2021

Calling all sneakerheads and street stylers | We have teamed up with powerhouse duo, StockX and Places+Faces , to release a limited-edition collection of merch in celebration of the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition. Now available from StockX or the museum shop. Take part in our ✨giveaway✨ to win a set. > https://fal.cn/3hzhR

Calling all sneakerheads and street stylers | We have teamed up with powerhouse duo, StockX and Places+Faces , to release a limited-edition collection of merch in celebration of the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition. Now available from StockX or the museum shop. Take part in our ✨giveaway✨ to win a set. > https://fal.cn/3hzhR

Chin-chin 🥂 | Enjoy a bespoke champagne cocktail with your #CharlottePerriand exhibition tickets in partnership with ALL...
18/08/2021

Chin-chin 🥂 | Enjoy a bespoke champagne cocktail with your #CharlottePerriand exhibition tickets in partnership with ALL - Accor Live Limitless at Sofitel London St James or Pullman Hotels and Resorts London St Pancras. Offer ends 5 September. Find out how. > https://fal.cn/3hxpu

Chin-chin 🥂 | Enjoy a bespoke champagne cocktail with your #CharlottePerriand exhibition tickets in partnership with ALL - Accor Live Limitless at Sofitel London St James or Pullman Hotels and Resorts London St Pancras. Offer ends 5 September. Find out how. > https://fal.cn/3hxpu

Crep (fact) check ✔️ | #DidYouKnow the most popular women’s sneaker purchased on StockX from the past 12 months (EU) goe...
18/08/2021

Crep (fact) check ✔️ | #DidYouKnow the most popular women’s sneaker purchased on StockX from the past 12 months (EU) goes to the Jordan 1 Retro High Satin Snake Chicago. Would you cop these? 👟 Discover more facts from Sneakers Unboxed sponsors, @stockxdotcom > https://fal.cn/3hxgH

Crep (fact) check ✔️ | #DidYouKnow the most popular women’s sneaker purchased on StockX from the past 12 months (EU) goes to the Jordan 1 Retro High Satin Snake Chicago. Would you cop these? 👟 Discover more facts from Sneakers Unboxed sponsors, @stockxdotcom > https://fal.cn/3hxgH

Are you a sneaker geek? | Did You know the most expensive trainer sold on StockX in the last 12 months (EU) goes to the ...
17/08/2021

Are you a sneaker geek? | Did You know the most expensive trainer sold on StockX in the last 12 months (EU) goes to the Nike MAG Back to the Future (2016) which can sell for a cool $40,000. 💸 💸💸 Discover more facts from #SneakersUnboxed sponsors, @stockxdotcom > https://fal.cn/3hvss

Are you a sneaker geek? | Did You know the most expensive trainer sold on StockX in the last 12 months (EU) goes to the Nike MAG Back to the Future (2016) which can sell for a cool $40,000. 💸 💸💸 Discover more facts from #SneakersUnboxed sponsors, @stockxdotcom > https://fal.cn/3hvss

'It’s been interesting to create something that’s quiet, subtle, and elegant. It’s not about frenetic disco lighting, it...
16/08/2021

'It’s been interesting to create something that’s quiet, subtle, and elegant. It’s not about frenetic disco lighting, it’s something quite different, very meditative and contemplative, that’s meant to draw people in and encourage them to recognise the beauty that surrounds them in London.' - artist, Leo Villareal.
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Discover the Illuminated River project, the longest public art commission in the world. > fal.cn/3es6i
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© James Newton - @jnphotographs

'It’s been interesting to create something that’s quiet, subtle, and elegant. It’s not about frenetic disco lighting, it’s something quite different, very meditative and contemplative, that’s meant to draw people in and encourage them to recognise the beauty that surrounds them in London.' - artist, Leo Villareal.
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Discover the Illuminated River project, the longest public art commission in the world. > fal.cn/3es6i
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© James Newton - @jnphotographs

How well do you know your kicks? 👟 | Did You Know the sneaker with the highest resale value in the EU goes to the Air Jo...
16/08/2021

How well do you know your kicks? 👟 | Did You Know the sneaker with the highest resale value in the EU goes to the Air Jordan 1 0G Royal (1985). Discover more facts from Sneakers Unboxed sponsors, @stockxdotcom > https://fal.cn/3huux

How well do you know your kicks? 👟 | Did You Know the sneaker with the highest resale value in the EU goes to the Air Jordan 1 0G Royal (1985). Discover more facts from Sneakers Unboxed sponsors, @stockxdotcom > https://fal.cn/3huux

11/08/2021

As you get older, what objects and activities bring you joy? Share with us some of the positive moments of getting older in the comments below. Head over to IGTV to discover more about the Design Age Institute. > https://fal.cn/3hniQ

11/08/2021

The Design Museum is teaming up with the Royal College of Artand other leading partners to introduce a series of inspiring talks, workshops and exhibits centred around design's ability to help everyone age happier and healthier. Discover the Design Age Institute here > https://fal.cn/3hn75

04/08/2021

Designer in Residence, Enni-Kukka Tuomala explores the growing empathy deficit between humans and trees and how design can help us rethink and restore our relationship with the natural world. Sit back, relax and discover the full film here🌲 > https://fal.cn/3hdqw

Inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, this weekend we are celebrating the beauty and elegance of the Japanese tea ceremon...
31/07/2021

Inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, this weekend we are celebrating the beauty and elegance of the Japanese tea ceremony 🍵 Head over to the Design Museum shop to see our insured range. > https://fal.cn/3h7Oj

Inspired by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, this weekend we are celebrating the beauty and elegance of the Japanese tea ceremony 🍵 Head over to the Design Museum shop to see our insured range. > https://fal.cn/3h7Oj

✨COMPETITION✨ | Win a night’s stay inside a luxury suite inspired by the 20th century design giant, Charlotte Perriand a...
30/07/2021

✨COMPETITION✨ | Win a night’s stay inside a luxury suite inspired by the 20th century design giant, Charlotte Perriand at Sofitel London St James complete with complimentary cocktail and breakfast. Follow the link to find out how to take part > https://fal.cn/3h6uw

In partnership with @Allaccoruk

✨COMPETITION✨ | Win a night’s stay inside a luxury suite inspired by the 20th century design giant, Charlotte Perriand at Sofitel London St James complete with complimentary cocktail and breakfast. Follow the link to find out how to take part > https://fal.cn/3h6uw

In partnership with @Allaccoruk

Congratulations to Japan’s Yuto Horigome. The 18-year-old champion has won the first ever #Olympics gold medal for skate...
27/07/2021

Congratulations to Japan’s Yuto Horigome. The 18-year-old champion has won the first ever #Olympics gold medal for skateboarding.👏👏🛹 | Discover some of the most iconic skate shoes in the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition until 24 October. > https://fal.cn/3h25Q

27/07/2021

WATCH THIS SPACE 👁✨👁 | Discover the work of an inspiring group of young designers aged 14-16 at the Design Museum from 7 August. Find out more here 👉
https://fal.cn/3h1wP
Ardagh Group

26/07/2021

If we left design in the hands of young people, what will be outcome? Something fresh, relatable, and exciting… Discover the Ardagh Young Creatives showcase from 7 August at the Design Museum to get inspired. > https://fal.cn/3h0FC
Ardagh Group

Architecture Friday | 'A rich, dense and wonderfully intricate shrine'  - A House for Essex, co-designed with the artist...
23/07/2021

Architecture Friday | 'A rich, dense and wonderfully intricate shrine' - A House for Essex, co-designed with the artist Grayson Perry. Discover more from Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore > https://fal.cn/3gXr1

Architecture Friday | 'A rich, dense and wonderfully intricate shrine' - A House for Essex, co-designed with the artist Grayson Perry. Discover more from Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore > https://fal.cn/3gXr1

ArchitectureFriday | 'The Lomax Studio is a building of abundant energy, utilising cheap everyday materials in clever an...
23/07/2021

ArchitectureFriday | 'The Lomax Studio is a building of abundant energy, utilising cheap everyday materials in clever and often surprising ways.' - Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore > https://fal.cn/3gXfk

ArchitectureFriday | 'The Lomax Studio is a building of abundant energy, utilising cheap everyday materials in clever and often surprising ways.' - Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore > https://fal.cn/3gXfk

Architecture Friday | 'Ordnance Pavilion reflects the complex ways of engaging with the aesthetic, ideological and envir...
23/07/2021

Architecture Friday | 'Ordnance Pavilion reflects the complex ways of engaging with the aesthetic, ideological and environmental chaos of the contemporary world.' - Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore > https://fal.cn/3gX9a

Architecture Friday | 'Ordnance Pavilion reflects the complex ways of engaging with the aesthetic, ideological and environmental chaos of the contemporary world.' - Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore > https://fal.cn/3gX9a

In order to accommodate clinically vulnerable visitors and those who may not feel comfortable with the relaxation of mas...
22/07/2021

In order to accommodate clinically vulnerable visitors and those who may not feel comfortable with the relaxation of mask wearing and social distancing measures, the museum will introduce weekly Masks On Monday from Monday 2 August 2021. Find out more here. > https://fal.cn/3gVLh

In order to accommodate clinically vulnerable visitors and those who may not feel comfortable with the relaxation of mask wearing and social distancing measures, the museum will introduce weekly Masks On Monday from Monday 2 August 2021. Find out more here. > https://fal.cn/3gVLh

20/07/2021

Get behind the scenes with the making of the Charlotte Perriand exhibition. Discover this star of the show and many other room recreations at the Design Museum. > https://fal.cn/3gT0r

17/07/2021

Get your hands on THE guide to the ultimate product… 👟 Featuring lavish illustrations, the official Sneakers Unboxed book showcases classic sneaker icons to prototypes of the future.

Head over to Instagram to win a copy > https://fal.cn/3gPdB

Last chance to see! | The Design Museum's popular exhibition, Hello My Name is Paul Smith has now reached @NottinghamCas...
16/07/2021

Last chance to see! | The Design Museum's popular exhibition, Hello My Name is Paul Smith has now reached @NottinghamCastle. Discover the @PaulSmithDesign company’s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today. Now on until 20 February 2022, book your tickets here: https://fal.cn/3gOkN

Last chance to see! | The Design Museum's popular exhibition, Hello My Name is Paul Smith has now reached @NottinghamCastle. Discover the @PaulSmithDesign company’s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today. Now on until 20 February 2022, book your tickets here: https://fal.cn/3gOkN

Architecture Friday | 'This is architecture at its most open, inclusive and public spirited.' Discover Charles Moore's P...
16/07/2021

Architecture Friday | 'This is architecture at its most open, inclusive and public spirited.' Discover Charles Moore's Piazza d’Italia dedicated to the Italian community of New Orleans, in Owen Hopkins' Phaidon.com title, Less Is A Bore. > https://fal.cn/3gO8z

Architecture Friday | 'This is architecture at its most open, inclusive and public spirited.' Discover Charles Moore's Piazza d’Italia dedicated to the Italian community of New Orleans, in Owen Hopkins' Phaidon.com title, Less Is A Bore. > https://fal.cn/3gO8z

13/07/2021

The Sneakers Unboxed virtual tour has FINALLY dropped 👟 If you are yet to visit the exhibition already or you are tuning in from afar 🌎, we now have all you sneakerheads covered. Grab your ticket to tune in. > https://fal.cn/3gINa

12/07/2021

Designer In Residence, Abiola Onabule, explores how the ancient art of adire, an indigo-dyeing technique practiced by Yoruba women across generations can weave together the rich culture, complex histories and voices that belong to Nigeria and the diaspora > https://fal.cn/3gHAI

Architecture Friday | 'When your end-user are two and three year olds, what could be more appropriate than a building th...
09/07/2021

Architecture Friday | 'When your end-user are two and three year olds, what could be more appropriate than a building that looks like a cat? Postmodernism takes joy seriously. - Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore> https://fal.cn/3gEkg

Architecture Friday | 'When your end-user are two and three year olds, what could be more appropriate than a building that looks like a cat? Postmodernism takes joy seriously. - Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore> https://fal.cn/3gEkg

Architecture Friday | Why should a building be bound by conventional notions of taste or decorum? Michael Graves' joyful...
09/07/2021

Architecture Friday | Why should a building be bound by conventional notions of taste or decorum? Michael Graves' joyful building for Team Disney was equally memorable as it was sheer fun. - Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore> https://fal.cn/3gEdg

Architecture Friday | Why should a building be bound by conventional notions of taste or decorum? Michael Graves' joyful building for Team Disney was equally memorable as it was sheer fun. - Owen Hopkins, Phaidon Press Less Is A Bore> https://fal.cn/3gEdg

The Design Museum is looking for crowd footage of the #Euro2020 final on Sunday night for an upcoming project. If you ar...
08/07/2021

The Design Museum is looking for crowd footage of the #Euro2020 final on Sunday night for an upcoming project. If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to Wembley please send us your film footage of the crowd in the lead-up to, during, or after the match to [email protected]
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#ItsComingHome
#ThreeLions
#ENGDEN #ENGITA
#YoungLions

The Design Museum is looking for crowd footage of the #Euro2020 final on Sunday night for an upcoming project. If you are lucky enough to have a ticket to Wembley please send us your film footage of the crowd in the lead-up to, during, or after the match to [email protected]
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#ItsComingHome
#ThreeLions
#ENGDEN #ENGITA
#YoungLions

This month's Architecture Friday is guest-curated by Owen Hopkins, author of Phaidon.com book on postmodern architecture...
02/07/2021

This month's Architecture Friday is guest-curated by Owen Hopkins, author of Phaidon.com book on postmodern architecture, Less Is A Bore. | Philip Johnson and John Burgee's PPG Place drew from the perpendicular Gothic to create a dramatic cityscape. >
https://fal.cn/3gviP

This month's Architecture Friday is guest-curated by Owen Hopkins, author of Phaidon.com book on postmodern architecture, Less Is A Bore. | Philip Johnson and John Burgee's PPG Place drew from the perpendicular Gothic to create a dramatic cityscape. >
https://fal.cn/3gviP

This month's Architecture Friday is guest-curated by Owen Hopkins, author of Phaidon.com book on postmodern architecture...
02/07/2021

This month's Architecture Friday is guest-curated by Owen Hopkins, author of Phaidon.com book on postmodern architecture, Less Is A Bore. | No project epitomises the changing architectural winds of the 1970s than Stirling and Wilford’s Neue Staatsgalerie. > https://fal.cn/3gvaL

This month's Architecture Friday is guest-curated by Owen Hopkins, author of Phaidon.com book on postmodern architecture, Less Is A Bore. | No project epitomises the changing architectural winds of the 1970s than Stirling and Wilford’s Neue Staatsgalerie. > https://fal.cn/3gvaL

Book your tickets now for the Design Museum's upcoming exhibition, 'Waste Age: What can design do?' and be in with a cha...
01/07/2021

Book your tickets now for the Design Museum's upcoming exhibition, 'Waste Age: What can design do?' and be in with a chance of winning a private curator's tour ♻️ > https://fal.cn/3gtJO

#EndtheWasteAge

Book your tickets now for the Design Museum's upcoming exhibition, 'Waste Age: What can design do?' and be in with a chance of winning a private curator's tour ♻️ > https://fal.cn/3gtJO

#EndtheWasteAge

Did You Know that 80% of products are thrown away in their first six months of life?  Join the campaign to #EndtheWasteA...
01/07/2021

Did You Know that 80% of products are thrown away in their first six months of life? Join the campaign to #EndtheWasteAge ♻️ Book your tickets today > https://fal.cn/3gtDe

Did You Know that 80% of products are thrown away in their first six months of life? Join the campaign to #EndtheWasteAge ♻️ Book your tickets today > https://fal.cn/3gtDe

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224-238 Kensington High Street
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W8 6AG

By Underground: District and Circle lines to Kensington High Street, Central line to Holland Park. Continue on foot. District and Picadilly line to South Kensington. 30 minute walk by foot via Exhibition Road. By Rail: Overground network to Kensington Olympia. Continue on foot. By Bus: The following bus routes stop near to the Design Museum: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, C1

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Tuesday 10am - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm

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