Get closer to design

Talks, courses and workshops

See what's new in the museum's inspiring programme of events.

Please check the event details below to find out more.

Free Guided Tour

Restore: Guided Tour

As part of London Design Festival, join the Design Researchers in Residence for a two-part tour of design work responding to the climate crisis. Explore Restore at the Design Museum and Extended at Brompton Design District.


Talk – Free event

Dancing Jewels

Join a free talk exploring dance and jewellery with Lise Macdonald, Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage and Exhibition Director and Gislain Aucremanne, Art Historian, Antique Jewelry Specialist and Conferences Project Manager at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.


Adult Course

The Drawing Gym 22

Join a three-part course designed to boost drawing confidence in participants of all levels. Learn ways to visualise and communicate ideas in this introduction to drawing.

Drop-in Family Workshop

Create and Make: The Art of Movement

Join us for a wonderful, colourful afternoon of activities engaging with ideas found in The Art of Movement, Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition. This creative drop-in session invites families to sketch and create unique, ornamental wearables.

Suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years accompanied by an adult.

ASMR Late Event

All the Feels: After Hours

Join us at a special late opening to celebrate the exhibition WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR featuring talks and performances by leading ASMRtists and digital creatives.


Motion and Forces

Join artist Conrad Shawcross RA, Fashion Designer Beatrix Ong MBE and Exhibition Director at Van Cleef & Arpels, Lise MacDonald, as they discuss the significance of motion and forces in their work with the Design Museum Director Tim Marlow.

Adult Course

RCA Design Thinking & Innovation Masterclass

Created in partnership with the Royal College of Arts (RCA), this course explores how design thinking can drive innovation with real-world applications and strategies.

Adult Workshop

Design Methods to Decarbonise your Business – Autumn 22

Join this one-day introductory workshop to discover methods and tools to measure and reduce your business carbon emissions and learn about innovative design-led net-zero solutions.

Young People Workshop

Design Camp: Autumn Robot Olympics

Learn how to create robots to compete in various games of the Design Museum’s Olympics using the BBC Micro:Bit in this hands-on workshop.

Suitable for young people at secondary school, aged 11-14.

Young People Workshop

Design Camp: Coding Your Own Adventure

Join us for this creative workshop that will introduce you to the world of coding engines and teach you to create a piece of interactive fiction.

Suitable for young people at secondary school, aged 11-14.

Young People Workshop

Design Camp: Remake and Reuse

A fun hands-on workshop that will teach you how to transform an old t-shirt or tote using embroidered and appliquéd imagery techniques.

Suitable for young people at secondary school, aged 11-14.


SCCI Fashion Hub Weekend

Browse and explore fashion and its intersections with film, technology, social justice, business and the environment focusing on the Australian influence on the global fashion conversation. In partnership with SCCI: Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas, we welcome you to the Fashion Hub Weekend.


SCCI Architecture Hub Weekend

Join leading figures from Australia’s built environment community to explore forward-thinking approaches to addressing urban, rural and regional architectural needs. Explore the wide range of talks froom Professor Cameron Bruhn, author of 'MMXX: Two Decades Of Architecture In Australia, British architect John McAslan and Isabelle Toland, architect co-founder of Aileen Sage Architects.


Design Luminaries Live: Yinka Ilori

This is an inaugural event as part of a new series of conversations with eminent and inspirational designers, live streamed to partner Higher Education Institutes across the UK. Join London-based multi-disciplinary artist/designer Yinka Ilori in conversation with the Design Museum Head of Curatorial, Priya Khanchandani.


Urban Living: Trellick Tower

A special event marking the 50th anniversary of Trellick Tower. Join Architects James Dunnett and Thomas Aquilina, and Spatial Justice campaigner Eve Wedderburn in conversation with our Head of Curatorial Priya Khanchandani as they reflect on the Trellick Tower as an emblem of contemporary urban living.

Surrealism Late event

Objects of Desire: After Hours

To celebrate the opening of Objects of Desire, the Design Museum presents a special late opening exploring the legacies of Surrealism.

Adult Workshop

Jesmonite Coasters and Jewellery Class

Join artist and jeweller Haidee Drew for this full-day workshop and learn how to make your own homewares and jewellery from jesmonite.


Entrepreneurs Hub

A programme to help emerging entrepreneurs develop and grow their ideas into viable, sustainable businesses. Join our free online introductory sessions open to all aspiring designers.

Adult Workshop

Fashion and Surrealism: Draping Masterclass

Immerse yourself in the world of Haute Couture through this dynamic one-day draping masterclass which focuses on the playful and often unexpected detailing of Surrealist fashion.

For schools

Schools workshops

Sustainable Design Schools Programme

Drawing on our recent exhibition 'Waste Age: What can design do?', these creative, design-led workshops will teach students how to become better-informed consumers and responsible future designers. Enquiry now and bring design to your school.

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