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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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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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An off the beat gem although quite expensive.

The frailly small museum ( it is moving to Kensington later this year later this year) is a well laid out collection of specialist collections and detasil o a current award... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Graham M
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Loughborough, United Kingdom

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has to be the worst museum (if you can call it that) we've ever visited. It's completely overpriced for 2 floors of badly curated exhibition space. If you aren't interested in bicycle frames then skip floor 1. Floor 2 was mildly better but it’s just a collection of randomly designed objects. We left 20 minutes after arriving feeling robbed,... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The frailly small museum ( it is moving to Kensington later this year later this year) is a well laid out collection of specialist collections and detasil o a current award programme.. It is set out over three floors. The entrance fee is on the high side.

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Thank Graham M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent opportunity for all ages to see which, how, what bicycles are used for domestically and sports. Very clearly demonstrated and easy to read the details. A wonderful museum!

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Thank Casper D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was quiet so I could easily listen to the audios about the bikes but there were also head phones conveniently placed. What a super array of bikes of all varieties. Super photos and videos. Lots to learn about. Shop and friendly staff. Easy to locate

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Thank Elizabeth D
London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such a great place, right by the water! a treat visit, and a wonderful exhibition about bicycles. Had a fantastic time.

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Thank Himonides
Washington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent range of exhibits with just the right amount of information. We used the cafe for lunch as well and this was excellent.

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Thank Andy C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great afternoon well spent exploring everything the Design Museum has to offer. At the moment they have a great exhibition on the world of cycling, focusing on cycling in the UK - and British manufacturing of bicycles. We also visited the Cafe on the ground floor, staff were helpful and attentive. Overall an enjoyable visit.

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Thank DanAdventure
Montréal
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many great expositions. When we went, there was three. Very interesting museum. Very creative place. Reasonable price. I recommended it without hesitation.

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Thank FanCid
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a daughter interested in Product Design, we planned to spend a couple of hours here to see if Design would spark her imagination. We had other plns for teh day but these were abandoned because 3.5 hours later and we were all still busy .... each pursuing our own interests. The Cycling revolution exhibition (even for recreational cyclists) was... More 

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Thank piepollocks
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not an inspirational, life changing experience. It is smaller inside than it looks from outside and has three floors with an expensive, poorly stocked shop taking up most of the ground floor. We were given tickets (birthday treat) for the Bike Exhibition on the first floor and I overheard a rather unfair comment that it looked a bit... More 

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