Opened in 1989 (following its original incarnation as the Boilerhouse established in the V&A by Terence Conran), the Design Museum by Tower Bridge encompasses modern and contemporary industrial and fashion design, graphics, architecture and multimedia. The smart Blueprint Café has a balcony overlooking the Thames. You can buy design books in the museum shop, as well as products related to the exhibitions. Exhibitions are usually accompanied by a programme of workshops for children.
|Venue name:||Design Museum||Contact:|
28 Butlers Wharf
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-5.45pm (last adm 5.15pm)|
|Transport:||Tube: London Bridge|
|Price:||£13.65, £10.25 students, £6.85 6-15s, under-6s free|
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The bicycle is the pinnacle of simple but effective human design. It has evolved from nineteenth-century push-along hobby horses through patently ridiculous penny farthing ‘ordinaries’ to the ubiquitous epitome of functionality it is today. So how do...Until Thursday June 30 2016Read more
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Two punk themed days down by the river to mark the Design Museum's last weekend at their Shad Thames location. Tutors from the RCA, CSM and LCC lead workshops covering illustration, digital hacking, fashion up-cycling and more. Rough Trade will be bringing...Saturday June 25 2016 - Sunday June 26 2016Read more
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Lovely building and location to visit! It is a little expensive though in terms of the size of the exhibition. The shop is a highlight!
Just two floors of this building are for exhibitions. When we visited one floor was given over to contemporary jewelry, which was mostly pretentious or pornographic. The other exhibition was exactly what you would expect from a Design Museum. It showcased and explained brilliant design extremely well, it left us hungry for more - but there was no more. The little coffee area, the shop and the location are great, it's just a shame there wasn't more museum.