Q&A Please read before your visit

COVID-19 visit information

We want visitors to safely enjoy their time in the museum.

• Face masks are encouraged but it is your choice to wear one.

• No pre-booking is required to see the free exhibitions.

Please book in advance to see Football: Designing the Beautiful Game and WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR.

• We ask you to postpone your visit to the museum if you have symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19. In this situation, you can change the day of your visit by emailing: bookings@designmuseum.org (including your name and reference number).

• If you are a member, please contact: membership@designmuseum.org for membership enquiries.

Pre-visit information

Face-covering
For everyone's safety and to avoid the spread of coronavirus, visitors are encouraged to wear a mask inside the galleries.

Contactless Payment
You can use a debit or credit card or a mobile payment system to buy in the museum shops, we are operating cashless sales until further notice.

Storage
You can use our lockers to store bags and coats during your visit. You will need £1 coin (non-refundable). Tokens are available for sale at the museum shop if you would prefer to pay by card.

Refreshments
Drinking water is available onsite.
The museum café is now open and is located on the ground floor. Present your exhibition ticket confirmation to get 10% off food and drink.

WHAT IS THE MUSEUM DOING TO MAINTAIN SAFETY?

  • Bike parking capacity has been doubled so that you can cycle to the museum

  • It is a paperless experience, with pre-booked online time slots for paid exhibitions and cashless sales in the shops

  • Extra cleaning slots throughout the day

  • Hand sanitiser stations are available

WILL YOU BE ASKING FOR PROOF OF VACCINATION OR A NEGATIVE TEST?

No. Still, the museum encourages visitors and staff to wear face masks and keep social distance. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive, please rearrange your visit by contacting the bookings team.

WHY DO I NEED TO PRE-BOOK MY TICKET?

Tickets for paid exhibitions must be booked in advance. Tickets are subject to availability and your booking is confirmed via email. The museum ticketing system is currently digital-only. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the bookings team.

DO I NEED TO PRE-BOOK TO SEE THE FREE DISPLAYS?

No pre-booking is required to enter the building and see the free displays.

DO I NEED TO BOOK A TIME SLOT IF I AM A MEMBER?

Members do not need to pre-book tickets.

Instructions on how to access exhibitions and events are shared with all members via regular emails. If you have any questions, please contact the membership team.

CAN YOU FACILITATE GROUP AND SCHOOL VISITS?

Schools and groups bookings are available for all activities, including tours of the exhibitions (see contact details below).

WILL THERE BE A CLOAKROOM?

Lockers are available on level -1 for any coats and baggage up to the standard airline size. Please bring a £1 coin to use the locker (non-refundable). You can purchase a token at the shop using card payment.

WILL THERE BE A PLACE TO PARK MY BIKE?

Bike parking capacity has been doubled so that you can cycle to the museum.
Please note that a foldable bike won't fit in the lockers provided. There are parking spaces near the museum.

WILL THE CAFE BE OPEN?

The museum's café is open daily and is located on the ground floor.

WILL THE LIBRARY BE OPEN?

The museum's library will remain closed until further notice.

WILL THE COLLECTION DISPLAY BE OPEN?

The museum's collection display DESIGNER MAKER USER is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00 and is located on the second floor. No pre-booking is needed.

CONTACT

BOOKINGS OFFICE

bookings@designmuseum.org (Please include your name and reference number).
+44 20 3862 5937 (Mon - Fri 10.00 to 17.00).

Email is preferable for general bookings exchange and school or group visits enquiries.

WEEKENDS
During weekends, the onsite Visitor Experience team will be on hand to answer your questions or assist with any concerns you might have.

MEMBERSHIP OFFICE

membership[@designmuseum.org
+44 20 3862 5933 (Mon – Fri 10.00 to 17.00)


Outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry or email.

SHOPS

HIGH STREET SHOP
Open daily 10.00 to 18.00.

ATRIUM SHOP
Open daily 10.00 to 17.45.

GALLERY SHOP
Accessible for 'Football: Designing the Beautiful Game' ticket holders. Opening hours follow the exhibition's schedule.

ONLINE SHOP onlineshop@designmuseum.org

This symbol indicates that the museum followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and have a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

Illustrations by Romaine Delaney