Design Museum

Design Museum

28 Shad Thames, London, Greater London, SE1 2YD, United Kingdom
Open until 5:45 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:45 PM
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One of the world's leading museums devoted to contemporary design in every form.


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    The brainchild of Sir Terence Conran, the world’s first modern design museum opened in 1989, devoted to every aspect of design ‘from furniture to graphics, and architecture to industrial design’.

    HISTORY UK · February 14, 2011
  • Londonist

    Small museum with interesting exhibits and fantastic shop. Definitely worth the entrance fee.

    Londonist · April 20, 2010
  • Louis Vuitton

    The future isn’t possible without innovative design and efficient use of scarce resources. The Design Museum upholds its mantra by showing the best of design and architecture - A lesson in lifestyle

    Louis Vuitton · December 16, 2011
  • Jeremy L.

    Really good quality exhibitions (no permanent collection) and take a look at the shop!

    Jeremy Le Van · September 26, 2011
  • Dave N.

    Lesser known museum, great current exhibition about the last 40 years of design in the UK.

    Dave Nattriss · October 8, 2009

    This is one of the first museums of modern design, which exhibits industrial, fashion, product, and graphic design works, among others. Located at 28 Shad Thames. Open 10am to 5:45pm · October 11, 2011
  • Time Out London

    Opened in 1989, this riverside museum by Tower Bridge encompasses modern and contemporary industrial and fashion design, graphics, architecture and multimedia. Read more

    Time Out London · March 27, 2012
  • Joanne G.

    Just go. Whatever the exhibition there is always something fantastic to see - even if it's the view from the windows! Great shop, cafe and talks too.

    Joanne Grubb · November 10, 2009
  • Joan L.

    Love seeing Deiter Rams exhibit. Read more

    Joan Lockwood · January 17, 2010
  • Ben T.

    The huge bronze head outside is perfect for kids to play on.

    Ben Terrett · September 4, 2011
  • Wired

    Covering all aspects of design from graphic to furniture. Read more

    Wired · August 8, 2012
  • Time Out London

    Design Overtime takes place irregularly every few months, when the museum opens from 6pm to 10pm for talks and workshops based on the current exhibitions Read more

    Time Out London · March 27, 2012
  • Nathan W.

    The Drawing for fashion exhibition is fuckawsome brilliant!!!

    Nathan Williams · January 2, 2011
  • BMW i

    A hub for all matters of contemporary international design. Here, a remarkable balance is achieved between hyper-progressive technology and the history from which it came. Great podcast, too!

    BMW i · November 10, 2011
  • Geo F.

    I am a designer and this bored me. Give it a miss.

    Geo Farrell · April 1, 2011
  • George W.

    Membership options are really good &! If you're visiting with a friend it can work out cheaper to become a member first. Read more

    George Wiscombe · January 12, 2010
  • Russell M.

    The Blue Print Cafe is just inside and a great way to finish off a day of culture with a great meal.

    Russell Marsh · October 6, 2013
  • The Cultural Exposé

    Not the easiest museum to get to, but worth the trek. Interesting exhibitions, extremely creative.

    The Cultural Exposé · July 17, 2011
  • Adam C.

    Be warned, the shop closes at the same time as the exhibitions, get to the shop early to avoid disappointment.

    Adam Cain · May 30, 2011
  • Adam K.

    go n see john pawson show

    Adam Kalinowski · October 5, 2010
  • Michael I.

    Erm. . . sorry, not worth 8.50 !

    Michael Ingram · June 15, 2010
  • Guy C.

    Go to see the Brit Insurance Design Award 2010 before it finishes on October 31. Read more

    Guy Cocker · April 11, 2010
  • Alexia K.

    Great building with very interesting exhibitions !

    Alexia K · September 1, 2014
  • Petra V.

    Just opened 'Hello, my name is Paul Smith' is a beautiful exhibition for those who like design and fashion. Great inspiration and work!

    Petra Vaupotic · November 23, 2013
  • Disneyrollergirl

    New exhibition on 3d printing - The Future is Here

    Disneyrollergirl · July 30, 2013
  • Kevan D.

    Bit expensive for what it is, but the gift shop's amusing.

    Kevan Davis · February 21, 2012
  • Heloisa

    Spend some time at the shop, great books and gifts!

    Heloisa · November 15, 2011
  • graham f.

    Great bookshop

    graham fink · April 3, 2011
  • Richard S.

    Check out the talks which go on here some evenings. Usually very good value and by well known design practitioners. Worth going to.

    Richard Stowey · January 30, 2011
  • Vuk T.

    Skim side room of Adjaye's "Urban Africa" to spend more time in the central room with the large projections...

    Vuk Trifkovic · April 4, 2010
  • Jonathan T.

    Good for lunch not so good as a museum. Went there today.

    Jonathan Tanner · January 10, 2010
  • Jose L.

    Another London museum, here you'll find a mix of clothe design, furniture design, they have a little section dedicated to how the red cabins were created, London Olympic Games.

    Jose Lopez · February 12
  • Jeku A.

    Enjoyed the top floor's interactive exhibit about design. Close to Tower Bridge & food venues.

    Jeku Arce · February 10
  • Michael S.

    Whatever is on here, it's worth the trip. The shop too is stuffed with cool (often expensive) things. But where else will you find electric paint?

    Michael Stewart · December 30, 2014
  • Robin B.

    Worthwhile, mind-expanding stop on an walk with endless interest along the Thames

    Robin Barden · December 27, 2014
  • Tobias O.

    The "Woman Fashion Power" exhibition is amazing

    Tobias Otte · November 12, 2014
  • Harald B.

    Rather small museum but with interesting special exhibitions and a fantastic bookstore

    Harald B. · August 28, 2014
  • Beatrice B.

    We were a bit disappointed

    Beatrice Bertolazzi · August 27, 2014
  • Missy S.

    My favourite place in the whole of London. Great Museum and been a member for the last 10 years. Will miss Shad though when the Museum moves.

    Missy S · April 12, 2014
  • Catalin Da'Masko Arts

    A page for people who like any artistic form of expression: painting, photography, drawing, digital photography, sculpture & others.I'm the author of few

    Catalin Da'Masko Arts · March 7, 2014
  • André B.

    Second floor was open for renovation when I visited. It's a fairly small place.

    André Bose do Amaral · November 10, 2013
  • Ben M.

    I hate to be a negative Nancy, but it's kind of underwhelming compared to New York Design Museum.

    Ben Martinek · September 11, 2013
  • Thibault M.

    They have some amazingly great products in the shop from Keepcups to Raspi's to many more gadgets and design objects.

    Thibault Maekelbergh · May 12, 2013
  • eszpee

    Small gift shop. :(

    eszpee · May 3, 2013
  • Suprem'a S.

    Enjoy all the new things made by designers from everywhere! And this is also a temple for Britain's evolution in the 20th century. Perfect!

    Suprem'a SPMA · April 29, 2013
  • Twitter@Getyourshare1

    Very disappointed when there is this little to see they should make it free to see.

    Twitter@Getyourshare1 · April 19, 2013
  • Florence Pearl J.

    Sooooo hard to find!

    Florence Pearl Jone · April 18, 2013
  • Zoe B.

    Some really cool things next to some really wanky things. Worth a visit though :-)

    Zoe Bidgood · April 6, 2013
  • BuMira

    Amazing museum. Enjoyed the place

    BuMira · April 5, 2013
  • 7161440

    Симпатично. Есть на что посмотреть.

    7161440 · October 1, 2014

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