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Design Museum

28 Shad Thames | Butler's Wharf, London SE1 2YD, England (London Bridge)
02074036933
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Ranked #460 of 1,041 attractions in London
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Everything you want to see regarding design--industrial, graphic, fashion, architectural, product--are all in this museum.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Loved this museum. Really interesting and fun to walk around. I wouldn't recommend it for children as they might get a little bored. Saw the Paul Smith exhibition which was very good but the 2014 design awards exhibition was very interesting. I really liked that the public help decide the winner. My only criticism is that its really not big... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I don't know about other exhibits, but my first visit to the museum to see the Design of the Year 2014 exhibit was fantastic. A great range of ingenious designs. There will be something to appeal to everyone (the creative and the technical alike). I was sceptical after reading the Telegraph's 3 star review, but I highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very interesting we both enjoyed walking round seeing the work of Paul smith Nice time looking around, worth having a look. there are restaurants all around that area near the Thames even better if the sun is out!. Wheelchair access etc. not sure best to call and ask. Tel 0207 - 403 - 6933 26 March 2014 – 25 August... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful day out, loved the exhibitions, loved exploring the area around the museum. London at it's best.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Make a trip to the Design Museum a priority whether you are visiting or live here. It's an international collection of the best in design, brilliantly curated.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Just wanted to say what a lovely place to visit. Also, we were lucky to see the Paul Smith Exhibition which was really innovative and interesting to hear how he started from humble beginnings. Afterwards you can then see other modern designs which are both enlightening and make good viewing. The café is a nice place to start or end... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Took the family to the design museum yesterday prompted by the Paul Smith exhibition posters i saw at Waterloo. We all like Paul Smith and as child no 1 is studying graphic design at A level it seemed like a nice reason to organise a family day out in London during the school hols. The museum is quite small and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Expensive compared to other local venues but worth while. cost would prohibit me visiting with grandchildren but exibition very good. warm friendly staff

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I find industrial design of all kinds fascinating, so couldn't resist visiting this museum. The website seemed to indicate lots to see--the reality is, there is little on display because most of the collection is in storage awaiting a new venue that has yet to be developed. There was ONE special exhibit on offer, about a fashion designer whose career... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very interesting and varied exhibition on designs that have an impact on everyday life, the environment, fashion, new technologies, etc. The "In the Making " part of the exhibition was also an enjoyable experience. Shame it is a bit pricey and it was too crowded, probably due to the popularity of the exhibition, though.

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