support the museum

Trusts and Foundations

The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum of contemporary design. Trusts, Foundations and statutory funders support us to present world-class design through a programme that inspires, engages, and delights audiences.

Designer Maker User collection

Annual reach

  • Major exhibitions, attracting over 600,000 visitors annually

  • Free displays profiling the work of contemporary designers

  • A free permanent collection displaying the development of modern design

  • Touring exhibitions with 135 tours in 31 countries worldwide

  • An inclusive learning programme reaching 40,000 participants across the UK annually

  • Online engagement and a digital community reaching a global audience of over 7.6m

  • A research facility convening and highlighting innovation in design research

  • 600k
  • 7m +
    web visitors
  • 40k +

Trusts and Foundations who support us benefit from:

  • Association with a world leading museum, internationally recognised as ‘the’ destination for contemporary design in the UK

  • Supporting design at the forefront of social, environmental and technological development

  • Reaching and engaging with a broad range of audiences in London, nationally and internationally

  • Presence and exposure across our physical and digital sites

Waste Age exhibition

We continue to seek funding towards the museum and our work, including:

We are also grateful to those supporters who wish to remain anonymous.

Get in touch

For more information about our work and how your Trust or Foundation can support the museum, please contact: