Museums and galleries across the UK are subject to temporary closures. Those that remain open have safety measures in place, please remember to check venue guidelines before visiting.



Discover the footwear phenomenon that has challenged performance design, inspired new subcultures and shaken the world of fashion.

Cult classics, limited edition silhouettes and rare colourways are put under the spotlight. Go behind the scenes and explore the design processes for the most innovative kicks from self-lacing to 3D printed, 100% recyclable or cushioned with air bubbles.

Sneaker design has sparked a dedicated group of 'sneakerheads' all over the world, produced a reselling market worth $6 billion and revolutionised our relationship with sportswear.

Uncover style icons and brand collaborations that have shaped the sneaker scene including models by Nike, Adidas, Puma, Colette and Comme de Garçons as well as new releases such as the MSCHF Studio's 'Jesus Shoes'.

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Design Museum

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, Greater London, W8 6AG

020 3862 5900

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Opening times

Temporarily closed - Opening 18 May

The museum follows government COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

All visitors and members must pre-book tickets online to ensure everyone's safety and social distancing inside the galleries.

No tickets will be sold at the museum, but admission slots can be booked online on the day of the visit, if available.

A unique queuing system will ensure social distancing.

Face covering will be mandatory for all aged 11+ (unless exempt).

Cashless purchases only. Credit/debit card or mobile payments will be accepted at the shops. However, £1 coin needed for the lockers.

The cafe and restaurant will remain closed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available on-site.

Hands-free experience with no touch screens or interactives. Visitors to bring their own headphones to enjoy specific exhibits.

Bike parking capacity has been doubled so that more people can cycle to the museum.

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