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132 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
Say what you want about the architecture, but don’t miss the Design Museum. It moved from the South Bank to Kensington, and the gift shop is amazing. It’s filled with artful items you won’t find anywhere else: tile coasters, paper vases, print rugs from Nepal. Lots of limited-edition prints relating to the shows, too. A lot of the museum is free, and the John Pawson-designed building, with its minimal marble and oak interiors, is quite a sight in itself.
David
David
January 21, 2017

Tips from locals

Christina
Christina
September 06, 2019
For lovers of contemporary design, this museum is housed in a mid century modern architectural icon, the former Commonwealth Institute. Surrounding Holland Park with its giant chessboard, famous peacocks and Japanese Garden is an understated joy.
Sara
Sara
October 06, 2019
They sometimes have very interesting exhibitions as well (like Stanley Kubrick and his creative design process of film making). So worth checking out what's on.
Ciara
Ciara
June 02, 2019
Design Museum is a museum in Kensington, London, which covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. The museum operates as a registered charity, and all funds generated by ticket sales aid the museum in curating new exhibitions. Entrance is free to the museum's permanent…
Stephen
Stephen
August 22, 2019
A short walk to the Design Museum at the southern end of Holland Park. “It is a museum of ideas rather than things,” and worth a visit if design is on your list of interests
Tom
Tom
June 09, 2019
If you're looking for a bit of culture - head to the relatively new Design Museum. The building is incredible.
A
A
July 22, 2019
Amazing place to see human evolution - how we progressed by sharing ideas

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Location
224-238 Kensington High St
England, W8 6AG
Phone+44 20 3862 5900
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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