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Design Museum

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Address: 28 Shad Thames | Butler's Wharf, London SE1 2YD, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7403 6933
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: The Design Museum in London is dedicated to exhibiting the best...
The Design Museum in London is dedicated to exhibiting the best contemporary design in every form from furniture to graphics and architecture to industrial design. The museum was created to celebrate, entertain and inform visitors about the wonders of modern design. Exhibitions at the Museum highlight key designs which have shaped the modern world from lighting and fashion through to everyday domestic appliances. Set in an historic Thameside location by Tower Bridge, the Design Museum offers inspirational insights into design and a unique experience for visitors to London.
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How many museums provide open access to 3 cutting edge exhibitions for one ticket?

I took a bunch of very smart, international women with the intention to see the Women Fashion Power and the newly opened Designs of the Year - WOW! There was also the very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Stourbridge
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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A fond visitor of museums, I thought I would give the Design museum a go. Situated by the river Thames, it is sat at a nice location and visitors can sit by and watch the waves flow before heading in or after having finished their visit to the museum. A couple of interesting pieces belonging to the museum are located... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It was a pleasure to visit this museum. Both exhibitions , ' woman fashion power' and contemporary design were amazing, i was haunted after the visit.l not only for design lovers but for everyone that wants to broaden cultural horizons!

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travlife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Design Museum is always a pleasure to visit when in London. We saw three floors with very interesting and unique exhibits. The new designs are worth the admission price alone. Do check what is on before your visit. The Butler Wharf area is pleasant with many restaurants and shops. And the museum shop is fantastic. I found the cafe... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Visited the Museum yesterday.Normally I do not like to give bad reviews but People if you are not into fashion don't waste your money with the design museum. There are no permanent collections and you have to pay £13 (9.57 if you are a student) for a women fashion power and design of the year 2015 collection lab. Pure extortion!!!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I took a bunch of very smart, international women with the intention to see the Women Fashion Power and the newly opened Designs of the Year - WOW! There was also the very interesting AXAPPP Health Tech and You, which provided a new urban vocabulary for me, as well as fascinating insight into the futures of our health. On Women... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

but the history of fashion was interesting. I felt a bit disappointed that that was all there was to see but we did get a reduced entrance fee on account that a floor was out of action being put together for a new exhibition. Bad timing for us.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It's small and there are not a lot installations, it's a bit gaunt for the entrance price (13£ for adults).

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I was very disappointed with this visit. The Women's Fashion exhibit had some interesting exhibits but the display was poorly-laid out. The exhibition entitled Disruption was a real mess, incoherent and not at all interesting and the Collection Lab was signed in such an amateur way with lop-sided bits of paper stuck near exhibits that I was quite ashamed for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Not really too sure why so many bad reviews. Went today to the women fashion power exhibition. I really enjoyed it. Interesting seeing how women's fashion has changed over the years. Cool little gift shop too!

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Modiin, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

They are selling the tickets for £12.30, that include 10% Donation, like some else is taking the rest. The exhibitions inside are in the level of elementary school. Yes we can argue if fashion is falling under the category of design, but to show some dresses and call it "Women Fashion Power". it is a shame. the museum is planning... More 

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