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Design Museum, Shop & Cafe, London: 11 reviews and 22 photos

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by toonsarah

Update April 2014: information updated including ticket prices, plans for the future of the museum

Although it is slightly off the beaten track, this museum is well worth a visit for anyone interested in modern design, and its great setting on the river adds to its appeal. There are no permanent exhibits; instead the museum has a regularly changing programme of special exhibitions (usually three at a time), talks, films and other events. Check the website to see what is on at any time.

The museum is open daily 10.00 AM - 5.45 PM (last admission 5.15 PM). Unlike many of London?s museums, there is an admission charge: £12.40 for adults, £9.30 students, £6.20 Children 6-15 inclusive. Children under 6 get in free (but are likely to be bored by the exhibits).

There is a small café and a shop selling a good range of books on design as well as some examples of well-designed items such as stationery. Entry to the café and shop is free, so you can visit these even if you don?t want to go to an exhibition.

In late 2015 the Design Museum will move to a new home in Kensington in the building that formerly housed the Commonwealth Institute.

Address: Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD
Directions: On the south bank of the Thames just east of the Tower of London. Nearest tubes: London Bridge (rail, Northern & Jubilee lines, 15 mins walk along the river) or Tower Hill (District & Circle lines, 10 mins walk across Tower Bridge).
Phone: 020 7940 8790
Website: http://www.designmuseum.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 14, 2014
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