Design Museum

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Tower Bridge

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:
Address: 28 Butlers Wharf
Shad Thames
London
SE1 2YD
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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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.