Design Museum

London, W8 6AG

National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to over 240 venues across the UK as well as 50% off major exhibitions.

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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.

Art we’ve helped buy at Design Museum

Jasper Morrison's Handlebar Table comes from early in the designer's career and is a classic example of his technique of combining existing readymade components (in this case, handlebars) in surprising ways to create new and unexpected objects. The curve of the handlebars is a wry quotation of the tubular steel designs of the Bauhaus design pioneer Marcel Breuer, whose own chairs were inspired by bicycle frames.

Venue information

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 10:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)

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