Design Museum

  • Museums
  • Art and design
Critics' choice
23 Love It
© Luke Hayes

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
Address: 28 Butlers Wharf
Shad Thames
Opening hours: Daily 10am-5.45pm (last adm 5.15pm)
Transport: Tube: London Bridge
Price: £13, £9.75 students, £6.50 6-15s, under-6s free

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  • Exhibitions Until Sunday October 25 2015
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  • Until Thursday March 31 2016
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  • Until Sunday November 1 2015
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  • Wednesday November 18 2015 - Thursday June 30 2016
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Average User Rating

3 / 5

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Andy Smith

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.