Plan your visit

224-238 Kensington High Street
London W8 6AG

Open seven days a week including bank holidays.
Closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Please note that the museum will close at 18.00 on Friday 23, Friday 30 and Saturday 31 December.


10.00 – 18.00 (Sunday to Thursday)
10.00 – 21.00 (Friday to Saturday)
Pre-booking is recommended for paid exhibitions.
Please note that all our gallery spaces begin closing 15 minutes before the building closes.

Permanent Collection Designer Maker User
10.00 – 18.00 (including weekends)
Free entry, no pre-booking needed.

Temporary Free Displays
10.00 – 18.00 (Sunday to Thursday)
10.00 – 21.00 (Friday to Saturday)


High Street Shop
10.00 – 18.00 daily

Atrium Shop
10.00 – 17.45 daily

Gallery Shop
Accessible for exhibition ticket holders.
10.00 – 18.00 (Sunday to Thursday)
10.00 – 21.00 (Friday to Saturday)

10.00 – 17.00 (Sunday to Thursday)
10.00 – 18.00 (Friday to Saturday)

Getting here

The Design Museum is located at 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG.

What's on?

Check the current exhibitions and events programme.

Self-guided visits for learning groups

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

Membership information

Members can contact the membership team for any assistance with their bookings by emailing:


Looking for design inspiration and gifts? Visit the museum's three shops or buy online.


Our coffee shop is located in the Atrium and is open daily. Combine your visit to the museum with new flavours and ethically-sourced specialities.

Library and Archive

Please note that the museum's library and archive will remain closed until further notice.

Access information

The Design Museum aims to make everyone's visit enjoyable and does everything it can to ensure a welcoming experience to visitors with disabilities and their companions.

Discover the Design Museum Kids Podcast

The museum invites children of all ages to learn about the content of some of our most interesting and wonderful exhibitions.

Discover the free digital guide

Enhance your visit and engage with the Design Museum from anywhere with a new digital guide, available as part of the free Bloomberg Connects app.

Safety first

This symbol indicates that the museum followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

Hotels close by

The Design Museum is delighted to work with Edwardian Hotels London as a preferred hotel partner. Customers of the Design Museum can enjoy special discounted rates at Radisson Blu Edwardian London hotels.

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 (0)20 3862 5900 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For general bookings information, please submit an online enquiry or email:

Please Respect Our Team

The Design Museum is a welcoming place, open to all. The museum staff have the right to work in a safe environment that is free from intimidation, racism or any other form of discrimination. The museum has zero tolerance to any form of abuse towards its staff.

We understand that it can be a challenging time for people with the COVID-19 protocols and prevailing uncertainty, but we ask that everyone treats each other with respect and understanding when in the museum. If a member of staff asks you to do something, please follow their guidance as it is for your own and everyone's safety and enjoyment.

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Become a member

Design Museum membership unlocks free, unlimited access to all exhibitions for you and a guest, as well as priority booking for all related talks and events plus discounts in the shop.