Design Museum

 
 
ADDRESS
28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London SE1 2YD 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10am-5.45pm Daily, last admission 5.15pm
 

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Design MuseumLocated 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. While the items allow visitors to reminisce about the past, the Design Museum also provides an opportunity to examine innovative prototypes for the future. 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.

 

Design Museum Attraction offers


Design Museum events

 
Women Fashion Power: Create & MakeWomen Fashion Power: Create & MakeDrop-in craft activities session.30th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
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Women Fashion Power: Create & Make
event > Kids Events
DATES  Sunday 30th November 2014 - 1pm-4pm
Drop-in craft activities session.
Roksanda Ilincic: TalkRoksanda Ilincic: TalkThe fashion designer discusses her work with editor Justine Picardie.3rd December 2014Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
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Roksanda Ilincic: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - 7pm
The fashion designer discusses her work with editor Justine Picardie.
A Very Glamorous ChristmasA Very Glamorous ChristmasA selection of glamorous and unique gift ideas.6th December 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
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A Very Glamorous Christmas
event > Seasonal > Christmas
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DATES  Saturday 6th December 2014 - 2pm-5.45pm
A selection of glamorous and unique gift ideas.
It's Nice That On DisruptionIt's Nice That On DisruptionCurated talks on disruption by designers.9th December 2014Tuesday 9th December 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
On Soon
It's Nice That On Disruption
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 9th December 2014 - 7pm
Curated talks on disruption by designers.
Designers In Residence: The Sunday Sketch: WorkshopDesigners In Residence: The Sunday Sketch: WorkshopA session creating sketches of the exhibition.14th December 2014Sunday 14th December 2014 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
On Soon
Designers In Residence: The Sunday Sketch: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Sunday 14th December 2014 - 2pm-3pm
A session creating sketches of the exhibition.
Faith, Fashion And Power In Muslim DressFaith, Fashion And Power In Muslim DressA discussion on issues concerning fashion and faith.27th January 2015Tuesday 27th January 2015 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
 
Faith, Fashion And Power In Muslim Dress
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Tuesday 27th January 2015 - 7pm
A discussion on issues concerning fashion and faith.
 

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Design Museum  Palozzi Sculpture At The Design Museum  

   
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Opening and closing times for Design Museum

Today (Wednesday) Design Museum closes at 17.45

Monday:

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17.45
 
 

Tuesday:

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17.45
 
 

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17.45
 
 

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17.45
 
 

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LondonTown.com - Design Museum Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
London Bridge Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
2 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Design Museum on LondonTown.com

 
May in London 2012

Christian Louboutin Design Museum, SE1 2YD 28th March 2012 - 2nd July 2012 For anyone who follows fashion, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin is the height of sophistication....

 
 
July in London 2012

London 2012 means one thing and one thing only: the Olympic Games which take place in London from the 27th July to 12th August 2012....

 
 
February 2011

Brit Insurance Design Awards Design Museum, SE1 2YD 16th February 2011 - 8th August 2011 The Brit Insurance Design Awards are the Oscars of the design world,...

 
 
June 2010

London Festival of Architecture Various venues across London 19th June 2010 - 4th July 2010 The London Festival of Architecture presents four weeks of architectural discussion,...

 
 
February 2010

Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Design Museum, SE1 2YD 17th February - 6th June 2010 The Brit Insurance Designs of the Year is now a well...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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Hotels near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  36% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 4 minutes from Design Museum
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  38% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 5 minutes from Design Museum
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
Apex City of London Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  35% off
1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 9 minutes from Design Museum
With Tower of London, London Bridge and St. Paul's just a step away, this hotel has a great location for both business and leisure travellers. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Design Museum

Nearest to Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Design Museum
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
The fashionista behind the Fashion and Textile Museum is Zandra Rhodes, the colourful designer who won the Designer of the Year award in 1972 and in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Design Museum
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Design Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Design Museum
With its views of the Tower Of London and The Shard, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Today Only
The View From The Shard Tickets
London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st February 2013
The Shard, 96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the highest public viewing platform in ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
The World Famous Hunks in Trunks - The Show
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Wednesday 26th November 2014 - 7pm-12midnight
Proud Cabaret City, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 11 minutes from Design Museum
...More
 
 
 
On Soon
Twisted Voodoo
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 27th November 2014 - 8.30pm
Proud Cabaret City, 1 Mark Lane, EC3R | 11 minutes from Design Museum
Acts include fire breathers, belly dancers, strong men and burlesque....More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from Design Museum
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Design Museum

The best shops and markets near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Kernel Brewery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
The Kernel Brewery is one of the most successful micro brewers in London and its rise has been meteoric with its beer winning awards and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Design Museum

What are the best dining options near Design Museum London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blue Print Cafe
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Design Museum, Butlers Wharf, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Design Museum
Take in the views of the river after a trip to the Design Museum while enjoying Jeremy Lee's short but perfectly formed menu. The choices change ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blueprint Café
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, , Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Design Museum
Take in the views of the river after a trip to the Design Museum while enjoying Jeremy Lee's short but perfectly formed menu. The choices change ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ask! Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
34 Shad Thames, Butlers Wharf, SE1 | 1 minute from Design Museum
A good pizza chain. Serves tasty large Italian pizzas, pasta and salads in light spacious restaurants. A reliable and quick meal option.... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Design Museum

Near Design Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 27 minutes from Design Museum
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 31 minutes from Design Museum
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 31 minutes from Design Museum
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Design Museum

Design Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 9 minutes from Design Museum
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 10 minutes from Design Museum
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Design Museum

The best pubs near London Design Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Design Museum
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Garrison Public House
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
Oh how we wish we lived in Bermondsey, then we could call this gem of a pub our local. We'd stop in for a regular drink ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Captain Kidd
London > Nightlife > Pubs
108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 12 minutes from Design Museum
The real magic of Wapping's riverside Captain Kidd pub is outside on the L-shaped patio. The Thames is rather narrow here and so the action seems ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Design Museum

Design Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
40 Maltby Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gong
London > Nightlife > Bars
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Design Museum
On level 52 of The Shard Gong is London's highest bar. Part of the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest hotel in Western Europe, Gong takes its name ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Design Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Design Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London City Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Design Museum
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tower of London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 6 minutes from Design Museum
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Weston Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Design Museum
... More
 
 
 
 

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The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 26th November 2014 

The Shard 7 minutes walk from Design Museum

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is ...More

 
Repeat Patterns With Photoshop
Exhibitions | Until 28th November 2014 

Fashion and Textile Museum 7 minutes walk from Design Museum

A course on how to create successful and decorative repeat patterns using Photoshop....More

Liza Lou: Solid/Divide
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

White Cube Bermondsey 9 minutes walk from Design Museum

A solo exhibition of works formed from the exploration of glass beads into abstract canvases....More

Karen David: Pure Reason Tint Of Violet
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

Vitrine Bermondsey Square Gallery 10 minutes walk from Design Museum

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Guy Patton, Solo Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2015 

Vitrine Bermondsey Square Gallery 10 minutes walk from Design Museum

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The World Famous Hunks in Trunks - The Show
Theatre | On 26th November 2014 

Proud Cabaret City 11 minutes walk from Design Museum

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Comedy At The Old School Yard
Comedy | Until 3rd December 2014 

The Old School Yard 13 minutes walk from Design Museum

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Karaoke
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th November 2014 

Belushi's 14 minutes walk from Design Museum

See if you've got the X Factor by belting out a tune....More

Honkytonk Wednesdays Presents Red Dog
Concerts | On 26th November 2014 

The Gladstone 17 minutes walk from Design Museum

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