The Design Museum has teamed up with the Technology Strategy Board to investigate how sweeping changes in manufacturing are transforming our world.

The ways we manufacture, fund, distribute, and buy are progressing at an astonishing rate. This exhibition sets out to prove that the new industrial revolution has the potential to affect everyone.

The core theme is mass customisation. From trainer manufacturers offering customers around the globe the chance to personalise their shoes, to 3D printed dolls with features that consumers can design and order online, the boundaries between designer, maker and consumer are rapidly disappearing.

The display looks at the role that mediums such as 3D printing, nanotechnology, crowd funding, social networking and online marketplaces, have played in removing the barriers of access to manufacturing.

Visitors will also be able to visit the museum's Factory where they can discover how 3D printing works and witness live production.

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Opening times

Open daily 10:00 – 18:00 (last exhibition entry 17:00)

The museum is open late on the first Friday of every month from 10am – 20pm (last admission 19:00)

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