Self-guided visits for learning groups

The Design Museum welcomes schools, colleges and universities for self-guided visits of its exhibitions.

Click here to book a slot for one of the current exhibitions.

Booking information


Visits to our permanent display, Designer Maker User, are free. However, Learning groups must still book ahead, which can be done through the link below.

Self-guided visits to temporary exhibitions cost:
£3 per student in primary, secondary, further education and college
£5 for students in university and higher education, including overseas students.

Teachers and tutors are free at a ratio of 1:10 students. Any additional teachers will be charged the £8 Teacher ticket rate.


Please note: to cancel a paid self-guided visit, you must email 28 days/20 working days prior to the date booked.

Before you visit

We want all our visitors to have the best possible experience in the museum. Please book ahead of your visit, and ensure that you bring at least 1 adult per 10 students – note that we offer complimentary Teacher tickets to facilitate this, and if you do not fulfil this ratio admission will be refused.

Teachers, TAs, tutors and parents/guardians are to remain responsible for behaviour management and safeguarding, and should accompany students at all times in the building. Our staff are here to help all visitors stay safe and comfortable, so please listen to them.

Ahead of your visit, please remind students of the behaviour we expect in a museum:

• Objects and exhibits in the galleries are not to be touched unless the label or a Visitor Experience Assistant invites you to do so.

• The museum is a place for walking, not running – feel free to run outside in Holland Park.

• We welcome discussion, but not shouting.

• Sketching is encouraged, but please do not bring any wet materials into the galleries.

• No food or drink (unless in a closed container e.g. a bottle) is allowed in the galleries at any time.

• A maximum of 10 students are allowed in the Design Museum Shop at a time, and they must be supervised by at least one teacher.

What's On

The museum explores the past, present and future of design through a programme of temporary exhibitions and pop-ups.

Get in touch

If you have any questions regarding group visits, contact the Bookings Office via an online enquiry form or email