The Design Museum

The Design Museum

Butlers Wharf, 28, Shad Thames, SE1 2YD

Tel: 020 7403 6933

About us

The World's Greatest Museum Of Contempary Architecture and Design

Design Museum is a museum by the River Thames near Tower Bridge in central London, England. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design.

It was founded in 1989 and claims to be the first museum of modern design. In 2007, the museum was listed by The Times newspaper as number two in their top five museums of the year.

One of London’s most sought-after venues, the Design Museum is located in an elegant modernist building on the River Thames by Tower Bridge with spectacular views of the City and Canary Wharf.

Described by the fashion designer Paul Smith as “the natural home for everyone who has ever enjoyed or appreciated design”, it is the perfect setting for your event.


    • art museums
    • cafes & coffee shops
    • corporate events
    • disabled access
    • disabled toilets
    • open all year
    • wedding venues
    • wheelchair accessible
    • design

Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Payment Methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Solo
  • Delta
  • Visa Electron

We accept Cheque, BACS, Cash

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