The museum is devoted to contemporary design in every form.

The museum champions creative thinking and inspired problem solving, celebrating the talent of the world's best designers and architects. Since it opened in 1989 it has staged over 100 exhibitions themed around fashion, product and graphic design, showcasing the work of Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Miuccia Prada and Frank Gehry, among others.

The Design Museum moved from Shad Thames to Kensington in 2016. Leading architect John Pawson was behind the project, converting an old 1960s building into a striking new exhibition space.

Meet Me at the Museum

Comedian and host of The Guilty Feminist podcast Deborah Frances-White takes her pal, the actor and Talk Art podcast co-host Russell Tovey, to the Design Museum in London, where they explore how art and design are integrated into the way we live.

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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

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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