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Design Museum

Hire this venue for your own event - it has three function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 400 guests and the smallest is ideal for 50.

Located in Holland Park, the Design Museum has three floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There are two main galleries, and the collections trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. This was the first museum in the world to focus on the exhibition of mass-produced items and today boasts a celebrated collection of everyday objects from the 20th and 21st centuries. While the items allow visitors to reminisce about the past, the Design Museum also provides an opportunity to examine innovative prototypes for the future. The objects relate to engineering, technology, furniture, fashion and architecture. Housed in the former Commonwealth Institute, a Grade II* listed building, this unique landmark from the 1960s was brought back to life by a design team led by John Pawson. There are weekend courses for all and creative kids workshops. And, if you start to get peckish during your visit, the cafe on the first floor overlooking the park is a bit of a treat.

 

Design Museum events

 
Peter Barber: 100 Mile City And Other StoriesPeter Barber: 100 Mile City And Other StoriesIn the first ever exhibition of his work, the acclaimed British architect and urbanist explores the constraints and possibilities presented by London's current housing crisis. The exhibition includes hand-made models, drawings and large-scale photographs, as well as a selection of Barber's sketchbooks.12th December 2018Sunday 27th January 2019 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Free EventOngoing
Peter Barber: 100 Mile City And Other Stories
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TIMES  20th October 2018 to 27th January 2019 - 10am-6pm  PRICING  Free
In the first ever exhibition of his work, the acclaimed British architect and urbanist explores the constraints and possibilities presented by London's current housing crisis. The exhibition includes hand-made models, drawings and large-scale photographs, as well as a selection of Barber's sketchbooks.
Home FuturesHome FuturesHome FuturesThe Design Museum concludes 2018 with an exhibition about the idea of Home Futures. A place where people engage with design in the most important aspects of their lives, homes are rapidly developing thanks to economic and technological forces. Unaffordable prices, the spread of connected devices and the sharing economy are further developing the co12th December 2018Sunday 24th March 2019 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Ongoing
Home Futures
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TIMES  7th November 2018 to 24th March 2019  PRICING  £14.50, child £7.50, concs £10.75, family £21.75-£32.50
The Design Museum concludes 2018 with an exhibition about the idea of Home Futures. A place where people engage with design in the most important aspects of their lives, homes are rapidly developing thanks to economic and technological forces. Unaffordable prices, the spread of connected devices and the sharing economy are further developing the co... More about this event
 
David Adjaye: Making MemoryDavid Adjaye: Making MemoryDavid Adjaye: Making MemoryArchitect David Adjaye examines the idea of the monument at the Design Museum where seven of his buildings come under the spotlight. The London based architect, designer of this year's Brit Awards trophy, presents his thinking on how architecture and form are used as storytelling devices. His projects such as the Smithsonian National Museum of Afri2nd March 2019Sunday 5th May 2019 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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David Adjaye: Making Memory
event  Running from Saturday 2nd March 2019 until Sunday 5th May 2019
VENUE  Design Museum 
Architect David Adjaye examines the idea of the monument at the Design Museum where seven of his buildings come under the spotlight. The London based architect, designer of this year's Brit Awards trophy, presents his thinking on how architecture and form are used as storytelling devices. His projects such as the Smithsonian National Museum of Afri... More about this event
 
Stanley Kubrick: The ExhibitionStanley Kubrick: The ExhibitionStanley Kubrick: The ExhibitionIn 2019 the Design Museum stages its version of the Deutsches Filmmuseum's hugely successful exhibition - which began in Frankfurt in 2004 and has since travelled to 16 cities across the world - with an exploration of Stanley Kubrick's life and work. The exacting film maker spent most of his time living and working in Britain. It was here that he c26th April 2019Tuesday 17th September 2019 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition
event  Running from Friday 26th April 2019 until Tuesday 17th September 2019
TIMES  26th April to 17th September 2019  PRICING  £16 (Adult), £8 (Child 6-15 years), £12 (Student/concession), £24 (Family 1 adult + 3 children), £36 (Family 2 adults + 3 children), Free (Children under 6)
In 2019 the Design Museum stages its version of the Deutsches Filmmuseum's hugely successful exhibition - which began in Frankfurt in 2004 and has since travelled to 16 cities across the world - with an exploration of Stanley Kubrick's life and work. The exacting film maker spent most of his time living and working in Britain. It was here that he c... More about this event
 
Beazley Designs Of The YearBeazley Designs Of The YearBeazley Designs Of The YearThe Oscars of the design world, the Design Museum's Beazley Designs of the Year is an annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world and the shortlisted entries go on display at the Design Museum. Close to 90 nominations are typically made across six categories - fashion, architecture, digital, tr18th September 2019Sunday 5th January 2020 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Beazley Designs Of The Year
event  Running from Wednesday 18th September 2019 until Sunday 5th January 2020
TIMES  18th September 2019 to 5th January 2020  PRICING  £12 (Adults), £9.50 (Concs), £6.50 (Children)
The Oscars of the design world, the Design Museum's Beazley Designs of the Year is an annual celebration of the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world and the shortlisted entries go on display at the Design Museum. Close to 90 nominations are typically made across six categories - fashion, architecture, digital, tr... More about this event
 

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Design Museum Space

Capacity

Theatre
180
 
Reception
200
 
Dinner
50
 

Dimensions

Length
17m
 
Width
6m
 
Area
102m²
 
 
 

Riverside Hall

Capacity

Reception
400
 
Dinner
100
 

Dimensions

Length
11m
 
Width
12.5m
 
Area
137.5m²
 
 
 

Contemporary Design Gallery

Capacity

Reception
150
 
Dinner
100
 

Dimensions

Length
11m
 
Width
18.5m
 
Area
203.5m²
 
 
 

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