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Design Museum



Situated in a former 1930s banana warehouse in Shad Thames, southeast London, the Design Museum is one of the world’s leading museums designed to exhibit furniture, graphics, architecture and industrial design objects. The Design Museum’s aim is to celebrate, entertain, and inform its wide range of visitors in a stylish and modern building. It was founded in 1989 and claims to be the first museum of modern design, and one that hopes to raise the profile of international creativity, global design talent and make attractive things to look at.

Recently, in 2011, some newer additions where imported to the museum for all to observe. The popular African weapon of choice: the AK-47, a Sony walkman, even a motorway sign from the M1 (one of England's most frequently used motorways) with 'Nottingham' on it.

The museum mostly makes use of many temporary exhibitions, which showcase leading contemporary designers. Although this is not one of London’s free admission museums, the charges for visiting are small, compared to the wide range of works you are able to see. There are some free exhibitions though, and often a range of talks and free events.

The museum looks quite extensively at industrial design, fashion and furniture using a range of materials. A recent exhibition ‘Less and More’ focuses on the designs of one of the longest- running designers at German appliance manufacturers, Braun.

Admission: The following prices include a £1 voluntary donation: £11.00 Adults, £10.00 Concessions, £7.00 Students (rates available on presentation of ID), Under 12s: free.

Opening times:/b> Daily: 10:00 - 17:45 (last admission: 17:15)

Nearest Tube: Bermondsey (Jubilee Line)


Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, Shad-Thames, SE1 2YD

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