Design Museum

Design Museum

Art Museum, Museum, and Design Studio · Riverside
28 Shad Thames, London, Greater London, SE1 2YD, United Kingdom
Closed until 10:00 AM (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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    Alexia K.
    "Great building with very interesting exhibitions !"(3 Tips)
    "brainchild of Sir Terence Conran"(2 Tips)
    "Covering all aspects of design from graphic to furniture."(2 Tips)
    Tim H.
    "Liked the Brit Insurance Award exhibit."(2 Tips)
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  • Matt C.

    No free exhibitions but we went to see the Design Awards 2015 which was worth the money.

    Matt Canty · 3 weeks ago
  • Ziqi L.

    not big but nice

    Ziqi Liu · August 18
  • David L.

    Keep an eye out for their great evening events.

    David Longworth · May 25
  • Schenniver

    I liked the women, fashion, power exhibition

    Schenniver · April 2
  • Mick C.

    Quirkily curated design exhibitions.

    Mick Conroy · March 29
  • 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
  • 7161440

    Симпатично. Есть на что посмотреть.

    7161440 · October 1, 2014
  • Alexia K.

    Great building with very interesting exhibitions !

    Alexia K · September 1, 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
  • 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
  • André B.

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

    André Bose do Amaral · November 10, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Disneyrollergirl

    New exhibition on 3d printing - The Future is Here

    Disneyrollergirl · July 30, 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
  • Claire C.

    On snowy days the entrance tends to be icy. Be warned, very slippery!

    Claire Cain · March 24, 2013
  • Kseniya D.

    1 floor was closed:( but interesting to see when and how the railways signs and font were developed, telephone kiosks, first Imac which started using USB as standart and many others

    Kseniya De Vivo · March 5, 2013
  • Alma B.

    Not worth £12. Cluttered, old fashioned layout, very dark. Lack of care and eye for detail. Needs a lot of work. Looks great outside though.

    Alma Becirovic · February 25, 2013
  • Dmitri S.

    The only thing that had something to do with design was the shop in lobby. Anything else — arty-crafty out-of-date crap.

    Dmitri S · February 24, 2013
  • Сергей

    Какой-то странный музей дизайна. Хотя вот интересная деталь. Дизайн купюры 500 Евро, точная копия моста на о. Русский, т.е. наоборот!

    Сергей · February 17, 2013
  • Josh W.

    You will find a lot of pretentious people here.

    Josh Wright · November 25, 2012
  • Jhony M.

    Great collection of design books in the shop. You're sure to find something for your taste.

    Jhony Marquete · November 23, 2012

    Ideal on the weekend, followed by a stroll along Butler's Wharf. Standing exhibition alone is worth a look, but the special exhibitions fascinate for hours.

    SHOWRUNNER · November 22, 2012
  • Natasha M.

    Some digital art stuff are now displayed at the museum!

    Natasha M · September 22, 2012
  • Wired

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

    Wired · August 8, 2012
  • @swemeatballs78

    Designed to Win Exhibition, July 25 – November 18

    @swemeatballs78 · August 3, 2012
  • 「 SAL 」

    พิพิธภัณฑ์เล็ก ๆ ที่ยิ่งใหญ่ด้วยแรงบันดาลใจ ☆

    「 SAL 」 · July 28, 2012
  • Caroline

    Really interesting little museum by shad thames. Be sure to wander around shad thames if you've got time.

    Caroline · July 19, 2012
  • Purple Frog

    The new Christian Laboutin exhibition has just opened – on until 9 July Read more

    Purple Frog · May 3, 2012
  • Browhaus

    Perfect for a quick visit, the Design Museum’s two floors will leave you with more design knowledge than you expected. The cafe on the first floor is lovely as well.

    Browhaus · April 26, 2012
  • Paul M.

    Because good design should not be touched!

    Paul Maddison · April 12, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • Missy S.

    Become a member the Museum needs all the help it can get as it is only funded mainly by donations and revenue.

    Missy S · March 3, 2012
  • Kevan D.

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

    Kevan Davis · February 21, 2012
  • 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
  • Heloisa

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

    Heloisa · November 15, 2011

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