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Talks and events

The Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location in Kensington. Tickets now on sale for an inspiring programme of talks and events.

Do Robots Blush?

‘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.

Crafting Time

Join Carole Kasapi, Pierre Rainero and Nicholas Foulkes to explore how the watch transformed our relationship to time, craftsmanship and luxury.

Nine Elms Drift: Architecture Tour

Join Guardian architecture critic Oliver Wainwright to explore the biggest building site in London, a mile-long stretch of riverside development from Battersea Power Station to the Vauxhall Tower.


Join the arts collective Troika in a talk about colour, perception and spatial experience, and what it means to be human in an age of technology.

Jon Abbott (Barnbrook) and Brian Studak (Plaid)

Join designers Jon Abbott and Brian Studak on an exclusive after-hours tour of the Design Museum exhibition ‘California: Designing Freedom’.

Gallery Talk: Bethan Laura Wood

Join the designer Bethan Laura Wood on an exclusive after hours tour of the Design Museum exhibition ‘Breathing Colour by Hella Jongerius’.

Parnham & the Matter of Making

Join an esteemed line-up of speakers including Richard Sennett, John Makepeace (OBE), Glenn Adamson and Catharine Rossi in a talk about the importance of making, design and the future of craftsmanship.

Say What You Want!

Join renowned designer Anthony Burrill to create your own posters in this one day workshop exploring typography, creating effective slogans, and the potentials of colour.

A talk by Hella Jongerius

On the occasion of her exhibition ‘Breathing Colour’, the designer Hella Jongerius discusses her work and extensive research into colour theory.

An Introduction to 3D Printing

In the past few years 3D printing has shifted from being an expensive industrial process to an accessible new technology. Join the Design Museum for a three-part introductory workshop to 3D printing.

The Future of Health

Join the Design Museum to explore how smart technology is transforming healthcare and our relationship to the human body, in partnership with Imperial College London.

Communicating in a Post-Verbal World

How are Snapchat, Instagram and the emoji affecting the way we communicate? This talk investigates…

What is Freedom? Cultural Salon

What does it mean to be free? The event gives you the opportunity to discuss and explore freedom with cutting edge thinkers of our time: philosophers, designers, artists and scientists.

Plan your visit

Plan your visit

The Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location in Kensington. The new address is 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG.

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 20 3862 5900 or the Bookings Office on +44 20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry.