A You-Must-Visit New Design Museum in Kensington London

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Design Museum which has been moved to Kensington High Street
Credit to: Luke Hayes
Design Museum London is a museum dedicated to showcasing contemporary designs in architecture, digital, fashion, product and graphics that captures the spirit of the modern era and promotes or delivers change. It is a museum founded in 1989, originally located by the River Thames in the Shad Thames area in SE1 London near Tower Bridge. The museum operates as a registered charity, and all funds generated by ticket sales aid the museum in curating new exhibitions. Entrance is expected to be free to the museum’s permanent collection display, "Designer Maker User".

In 2016, Design Museum has been moved into the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington, London. This landmark from the 1960s, a Grade II listed building that had stood vacant for over a decade, was developed by a design team led by John Pawson who made the building fit for a 21st century museum, whilst at the same time retaining its spatial qualities.
The Design Museum, founded by Sir Terence Conran, originally opened in a former banana ripening warehouse on Shad Thames in 1989. John Pawson started working on the new site in 2012. His previous work includes the Sackler Crossing in Kew Gardens and the new Cistercian Monastery of Novy Dvur in the Czech Republic.
Credit to: London Design Museum Credit to: Orla Connolly

  • Address: Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG.
  • Open Times: 10:00 - 18:00 daily
  • Contact: +44 20 3862 5900
  • Booking Office: +44 20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, submit an online enquiry.
  • Membership: +44 20 3862 5933 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, submit an online enquiry.
  • Learning and School Group Visits: +44 20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, submit an online enquiry.
  • Press Enquiries: +44 20 3862 5914. For general enquiries please call +44 20 3862 5900.
  • Shop: +44 20 3862 5938
  • Support The Museum: +44 20 3862 5932
  • Venue Hire: +44 20 3862 5864 or +44 20 3862 5865
  • Touring Exhibitions: +44 20 3862 5883
  • Volunteering: +44 20 3862 5875
  • Object Donations: +44 20 3862 5874
  • For Further Information Visit: The Design Museum

|| OLD DESIGN MUSEUM ||
Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site
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Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site Jaguar Displayed in Design Museum at Shad Thames Site
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Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site
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Interior of Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site Interior of Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site
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Interior of Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site Interior of Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site
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Paul Smith Exhibition in Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site Paul Smith Exhibition in Old Design Museum at Shad Thames Site
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|| NEW DESIGN MUSEUM ||
Speaking at the launch of the museum's new location, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "London is the design capital of the world. We’re a global leader, attracting the very best companies and talent, so it makes perfect sense that we should have the world’s best design museum."
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The building, which is right at the centre of the new Holland Green residential development, aims to combine "architecture, product design, technology, graphics, and fashion to investigate the form, function and meaning of the world around us."
Credit to: Luke Hayes
They also installed a public plaza with fountains at the museum's entrance.
Credit to: Gareth Gardner
A Look at The Outside of London's New Design Museum Through the Lens of Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
Credit to: Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
A Look at The Outside of London's New Design Museum Through the Lens of Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
Credit to: Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
John Pawson aimed to create "calm, atmospheric spaces," making it easy to explore the museum. The oak staircases have strip LED lights on the handrails and bannisters to add excitement to walking around the space.
Credit to: Gareth Gardner
A Look at The Inside of London's New Design Museum Through the Lens of Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
Credit to: Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
A Look at The Inside of London's New Design Museum Through the Lens of Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
Credit to: Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia


|| EXHIBITION ||
  • Beazley Designs of The Year
    • Date and Time: Dec 24, 2016 - Feb 19, 2017 at 10.00 am (The Design Musuem closes at 2pm on Christmas Eve).
    • Price: Adult £10, Student/Concession £7.50 (concession tickets include seniors/over 60 years and job seekers), Family (1 adult + 3 children) £17, Family (2 adults + 3 children) £24, Child (6 - 15 years) £5, Children under 6 years free, and Members free.
    • Notes: 10% discount is applied when booking 10 or more tickets online. Alternatively, please contact the Bookings Office (Mon - Fri 10:00 to 17:00) on +44 20 3862 5937 or +44 20 3862 5900. The recommended time for viewing this exhibition is 1 hour.
  • Fear and Love: Reactions to A Complex World
    • Date and Time: Nov 24, 2016 - Apr 23, 2017 at 10.00 am (The Design Musuem closes at 2pm on Christmas Eve).
    • Price: Adult £14, Student/Concession £10.50 (concession tickets include seniors/over 60 years and job seekers), Family (1 adult + 3 children) £22, Family (2 adults + 3 children) £32, Child (6 - 15 years) £7, Children under 6 years free, and Members free.
    • Notes: 10% discount is applied when booking 10 or more tickets online. Alternatively, please contact the Bookings Office (Mon - Fri 10;00 to 17:00) on +44 20 3862 5937 or +44 20 3862 5900. The recommended time for viewing this exhibition is 1 hour.
  • Designer Maker User
    • Free Display: Designer Maker User is free to enter.
    • Ages: Designer Maker User is a family-friendly exhibition and includes Explorer Kits on the Work in Progress table for ages 5 - 11.
    • Opening Times: Open daily 10:00 – 18:00 (last admission 17:00). Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The recommended time for viewing this exhibition is 1 hour.
    • Schools: The new Design Museum welcomes schools, colleges and universities for self-guided visits to all exhibitions.
  • Designers in Residence 2016: Open
  • The Making of the Design Museum
    • Date: Nov 24, 2016 - Feb, 2017.
    • A free temporary display in the Design Museum's atrium mezzanine level.
  • Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution
    • Date and Time: Mar 15 - Jun 4, 2017 at 10.00 am.
    • Tickets will be available in December 2016.
  • California
    • Date and Time: May 24 - Oct 15, 2017 at 10.00 am.
    • Tickets will be available in 2017.
  • Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour
    • Date and Time: Jun 28 - Sep 24, 2017 at 10.00 am.
    • Tickets will be available in early 2017.
Fear and Love Exhibition Through the Lens of Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
Credit to: Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
Fear and Love - Reactions to A Complex World
Credit to: Luke Hayes
Christien Meindertsma Presens Fibre Market Madeline Gannon Presents Mimus
Credit to: Luke Hayes Credit to: Luke Hayes
Ma Ke Presents The Earth Neri Oxman and Stratasys Presents Vespers
Credit to: Luke Hayes Credit to: Luke Hayes
A Look of the exhibition at London's New Design Museum Through the Lens of Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
Credit to: Luc Boegly & Sergio Grazia
Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition
Credit to: Luke Hayes Credit to: Luke Hayes
Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition
Credit to: Luke Hayes Credit to: Luke Hayes
Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition
Credit to: Luke Hayes Credit to: Luke Hayes


|| BAR, CAFE, AND RESTAURANT ||

Adress:
  • Parabola, The Design Museum, Bar – Café – Restaurant, 224–238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG
Openings:
  • Monday to Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday to Saturday 10:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Coffee & Juice Counter: Open daily 10am - 18:00
Contact:
  • Call: +44 (0)20 79408795
See more at: Parabola Design Museum or Parabola London
Parabola Bar, Cafe, and Restaurant
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The Interior of Parabola Features Furniture and Lighting by Benchmark, Flos, and Vitra
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The Design Museum's Parabola Restaurant anda Members Lounge is Designed by Universal Design Studio
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Alongside a coffee and juice counter serving brunch and snacks, the restaurant, Parabola, sits on the top floor and offers incredible views of Holland Park. Both are catered by the team behind London favourites Boundary and Albion.
Credit to: Business Insider UK


|| SHOP ||

  • High Street Shop
    • Address: 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
    • Opening times: 10am-6pm daily, with late opening on Thursday until 7pm
  • Atrium Shop
    • Address: ground floor in the atrium of Design Museum
    • Opening times: 10am-6pm daily
See more at: Design Museum Shop
The new £85 million museum is located on Kensington High Street, next to the southern entrance to Holland Park.
Credit to: Business Inside UK
High Street Shop
Credit to: The Design Museum
The Design Museum shop offers exhibition merchandise such as books and magazines, while a museum collection store in the basement provides a behind-the-scenes look at pieces not on display.
Credit to: Business Inside UK
Atrium Shop
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|| LOGO ||
Design Museum Logo Design Museum Logo
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Design Museum Logo
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Source: The Design Museum, Time Out, Wikipedia, and Business Insider UK.

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