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A new generation of designers are rethinking our relationship to everyday things and shining a light on our damaging culture of waste.

By finding the value in our discarded items and working towards a future of clean materials and a circular economy, we could find a way out of the Waste Age, from fashion, food and electronics, to construction and packaging. This exhibitions examines the contemporary designers working with this ethos and capturing the devastating impact of waste.

Featured exhibits include the work of visionary designers who have been using their platform and practice to reshape how we think about waste, such as fashion designer and environmentalist, Stella McCartney, as well as fresh new faces in design and sustainability such as installation artist, Ibrahim Mahama.

Is design the answer to ending our throwaway culture once and for all?


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Design Museum

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Opening times

Open daily, 10am – 6pm (last exhibition entry 5pm) The museum is open late on Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm (last admission 7pm).

Please check the museum's website for updates.

All visitors, except members, must pre-book tickets online for paid exhibitions.

Our permanent collection is free and open daily from 10:00 to 17:45, no pre-booking is needed.

Admission slots can be booked onsite with the help of our Visitor Assistants.

Cashless purchases only. Credit/debit card or mobile payments will be accepted at the shops. However, a £1 coin is needed for the lockers (a token can be purchased by card at our Ground floor shop).

We have a brand new café located on the Ground floor – London Grade Coffee.

The library and restaurant remain closed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations are available onsite.

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

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