The London Design Museum near the Knightsbridge Metro

The London Design Museum in Kensington

The London Design Museum is the newest addition to the array of museums and galleries on our doorstep.

Head along to Kensington High Street on your next visit and check out London’s Design Museum – the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design in every form from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.


The Design Museum hosts both paid and free exhibitions and includes a permanent free display of its collection (for the first time in its history). Entitled Designer Maker User the free exhibition tells the story of contemporary design through these three roles.


Other current exhibitions include:

Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition explores Moscow as it was imagined by a bold new generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Fear and Love: Reactions to a complex world

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is the museum’s ambitious opening exhibition consisting of a series of major new commissions by some of the most innovative practitioners in design and architecture.

Designers in Residence

The museum asked designers to submit creative responses to this year’s theme OPEN. This year’s residents are Rain Wu, Alix Bizet, Clementine Blakemore and Andrea de Chirico.

The Making of the Design Museum

In 2012, photographer Koto Bolofo was invited to document the conversion of the former Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum. The 15 photographs on display represent 15 days in the building’s transformation.




The Design Museum is open 10:00 – 18:00 daily

224 – 238 Kensington High Street
W8 6AG

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The London Design Museum in Kensington
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