Design Museum

The Design Museum in London is run as a registered charity, and holds exhibitions which cover architecture, graphic art, fashion and industrial designs. 

The Design Museum was founded in 1989 in London and was located in a 1940s banana warehouse on the South Bank of the River Thames. In 2011 £17.5 million was donated to enable the museum to move to High Street Kensington, West London.

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Design Museum moves west to Kensington

01 December 2016

The Design Museum has relocated to Kensington in west London and reopened after a £83m redevelopment of the 1960s Grade II* listed modernist building. Its new home is in the former Commonwealth Institute, originally a ground breaking mid-century design which opened in 1962.

Phillips stage auction to benefit Design Museum as reopening date is announced

19 March 2016

The Design Museum will be reopening at its new site in London on November 24. It had originally been thought that the relaunch would be in the summer.

Design Museum to scrap entry charges

03 November 2014

The Design Museum will scrap entry charges for its permanent collection when it relocates from Bermondsey in South London over to the west of the capital in Kensington.

Museum donation helps make fashionable acquisition

11 February 2013

The Design Museum has made its first significant fashion acquisition thanks to a donation by Jill Ritblat through the Art Fund.