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

 
The Arrangement Of Furniture In A MuseumThe Arrangement Of Furniture In A MuseumA display of more than forty pieces spanning the Design Museum's history, including prototypes, originals, re-issues and new products, displayed on top of a piece of specially sourced non-SCP furniture.2015-05-25T10:00:00+01002015-06-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Now On
The Arrangement Of Furniture In A Museum
Designs of the Year 2015Designs of the Year 2015Designs of the Year 2015Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calender. In 2015, the 76 nominations include global stars like Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry and Raf Simons alongside smaller startups and student initiatives. There's something for everyone as the awards cover six c2015-05-25T10:00:00+01002015-08-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES  25th March to 16th August 2015
Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calender. In 2015, the 76 nominations include global stars like Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry and Raf Simons alongside smaller startups and student initiatives. There's something for everyone as the awards cover six c... More about this event
 
Life On Foot: Camper At The Design MuseumLife On Foot: Camper At The Design MuseumAn exhibition held in admiration of the popular Spanish footwear brand, Camper.2015-05-25T10:00:00+01002015-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
Ongoing
Life On Foot: Camper At The Design Museum
Create And Make: Life On Foot (Ages 5-11)Create And Make: Life On Foot (Ages 5-11)Create your own eye-catching shoe accessories.2015-05-31T13:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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On Soon
Create And Make: Life On Foot (Ages 5-11)
Work In ProgressWork In Progress2015-06-09T19:00:00+01002015-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
Category: event
On Soon
Work In Progress
Create And Make: Electro-dough Workshop (Ages 5-11)Create And Make: Electro-dough Workshop (Ages 5-11)Build a 3D model of your favourite designs using modelling dough, LED lights and sounds.2015-07-26T13:00:00+01002015-07-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Create And Make: Electro-dough Workshop (Ages 5-11)
Designers in Residence: MigrationDesigners in Residence: MigrationEach year, the Design Museum gives visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers, and this year's Designers in Residence exhibition is based around the theme of migration. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures four up-and-coming designers who have g2015-09-09T10:00:00+01002016-02-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
DATES  9th September 2015 to 28th February 2016
Each year, the Design Museum gives visitors the chance to see the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers, and this year's Designers in Residence exhibition is based around the theme of migration. The annual show is the culmination of a year-long programme which supports and nurtures four up-and-coming designers who have g... More about this event
BicyclesBicyclesA major exhibition bringing together a range of the definitive bicycles of our times, exploring the cycling subcultures and the impact of the quest to achieve greater performance is having on the design of bicycles.2015-11-18T10:00:00+00002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Design Museum, 28  Shad Thames      SE1 2YD
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Opening and closing times for Design Museum

Today (Monday) Design Museum closes at 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
 
 
 
 

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February 2011

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June 2010

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February 2010

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    The Tower Hotel
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  34% off
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  42% off
    1 Seething Lane, EC3N | 9 minutes from Design Museum
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    83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
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    9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from Design Museum
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    London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
    Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 2 minutes from Design Museum
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    Tower Of London Tickets
    London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2012
    Tower Of London, Tower Hill, EC3N | 6 minutes from Design Museum
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    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
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    Pizza Express
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    31 Shad Thames, Southwark, London SE1 | 1 minute from Design Museum
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 27 minutes from Design Museum
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 31 minutes from Design Museum
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 31 minutes from Design Museum
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    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
     
     
     
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    Snowsfields Wellness
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 9 minutes from Design Museum
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    Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, SE1 | 10 minutes from Design Museum
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    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
     
     
     
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    The Garrison Public House
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
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    The Captain Kidd
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    108 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 12 minutes from Design Museum
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    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Design Museum
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    39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 7 minutes from Design Museum
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 10 minutes from Design Museum
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    Old Billingsgate
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes from Design Museum
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    Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015 

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    Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 25th May 2015 

    Tower Bridge Exhibition 2 minutes walk from Design Museum

    Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points ...More

     
    Shaun In The City
    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

    The Scoop at More London 3 minutes walk from Design Museum

    A chance to view one of the Shaun the Sheep sculptures displayed in London, which will later be auctioned to ...More

    Hew Locke: The Tourists
    Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2015 

    HMS Belfast 6 minutes walk from Design Museum

    The artist transforms HMS Belfast into an interactive and creative experience through a series of installations, inspired by the ships ...More

    Crossing The Line
    Kids Events | Until 31st May 2015 

    HMS Belfast 6 minutes walk from Design Museum

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    Tower Of London Tickets
    Tower Of London Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 25th May 2015 

    Tower Of London 6 minutes walk from Design Museum

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    The View From The Shard Tickets
    The View From The Shard Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 25th May 2015 

    The Shard 7 minutes walk from Design Museum

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    Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
    Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear Since 1900
    Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2015 

    Fashion and Textile Museum 7 minutes walk from Design Museum

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