Design Museum

Borough outskirts

  • 28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London, SE1 2YD

  • 020 7940 8790



  • £11.85 adult £10.70 concession £7.50 student

  • Mon-Fri, Sat, Sun, Daily 10am - 5.45pm Last admission 5.15pm, free for under 12's

  • All ages

disabled access

Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design
Museum has two floors and showcases
contemporary design in all forms, including
fashion, graphic and architectural.

There are two main galleries, and the
collections trace the history of design
developments, from the origins of mass
production to contemporary works.

This was the first museum in the world
to focus on the exhibition of mass-produced
items and today boasts a celebrated
collection of everyday objects from the
20th and 21st centuries.

The objects relate to engineering,
technology, furniture, fashion and architecture.
Housed in a 1950s building re-designed by
the Conran Group, the museum lies just
downriver of Butler's Wharf and the old
spice-importing warehouses.

And, if you start to get peckish during
your visit, the Blue Print Cafe on the first
floor overlooking the river is a bit of a treat.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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