24 May - 17 October 2017 Rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐ by The Times

California: Designing freedom

From 1960s counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech revolution, see how California has changed your life.

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28 June –24 September 2017 Coming soon

Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius

An installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.

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Talks and events

Discover design with the Design Museum's talks and events programme which take place in the 200-seat Bakala auditorium.

Public programme

25 May - 28 July 2017 Free exhibition

Cartier in Motion

Cartier in Motion unravels the unique story of Cartier’s approach to watchmaking and how the invention of the modern wristwatch came about.

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Plan your visit

Getting to Kensington

The Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High Street
W8 6AG

Opening Hours

Open daily 10:00 – 18:00
Last admission 17:00

The museum will be open late on the first Friday of every month from 10:00 – 20:00 (last admission 19:00)

Admission and tickets

Tickets are now on sale for all exhibitions. Book online now or call the Bookings office (Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00) on +44 20 3862 5937.

Fire at Grenfell Tower

All of us at the Design Museum are shocked and saddened by the tragic events that overtook our neighbours at Grenfell Tower. Our sympathies are with those who lost their lives in terrible circumstances, with their families and friends, and those who are rendered homeless and injured.

The Kensington & Chelsea Foundation is coordinating financial donations to help those affected which can be made by their website. We would urge those who can to help their fundraising effort.

what's on

Landscapes of the Future

‘Do Robots Blush?’ is a design workshop led by Soomi Park, one of this year’s Designers in Residence. The workshop will invite participants to explore her interest in intelligent machines, and their potential to express emotions.

Chromophobia: Colour in Architecture

Join a panel of designers, architects, artists and scientists to explore the influence of colour on our physical environment.

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Design Museum Members enjoy free unlimited entry to all the exhibitions, with access to tours, events and discounts. Be among the first to enjoy the perks of the new museum.

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Shop online or in-store

Find out more about the Design Museum shop located in the atrium, on Kensington High Street and online.