Design Museum Opening Free


Design Museum. Photo: Luke Hayes
Be one of the first to step into the new-look museum at its dazzling new location in Kensington. Read More


Delve into the fascinating world of contemporary design as the Design Museum reopens in an impressive new building in Kensington.

Boasting a cutting-edge interior designed by John Pawson and a lighting system created in collaboration with Concord, the remodelled Grade II listed building becomes home to the Designers in Residence Studio, Bakala Auditorium, Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning and Sackler Library and Archive. The museum also continues to offer refreshments in the restaurant and cafe, as well as an exciting variety of stylish items and gifts at the Design Museum Shop located on the nearby high street.

Showcasing the best of design, the museum’s ever-expanding collection is now available to view free of charge for the first time. The entrance to the new museum also features a wall full of the most-loved objects from past and present, as suggested by the public.

You can look forward to plenty of exciting exhibitions including Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World, featuring a set of curated installations which explore our emotional reaction to change. The museum will also once again host the Designs of the Year show.



Admission to Permanent Collection: Free

Additional fees apply for entrance to exhibitions.

Annual membership passes are also available at £65 per adult, £45 per student and £75 for a member+ membership.

Venue Details & Map

The Design Museum

224-238 Kensington High Street
W8 6AG
+44 (0)20 3862 5937
Public transport:
Tube: High Street Kensington, Earls Court Road and Holland Park Overground: Kensington Olympia

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