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Design Museum

28 Shad Thames | Butler's Wharf, London SE1 2YD, England (London Bridge)
02074036933
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Ranked #473 of 1,085 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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Derby
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are into design. I liked the top floor which is showcasing top new designs for 2014. Again no language guides but less required than other museums. Good little shop too. Overall worth a visit if you have time - Head over tower bridge and then take the steps down and follow the old quay. Might be better when... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm glad I visited this museum but was surprised at how small and expensive it was for what it. Saw a few things from the gadget show there.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We love visiting this area of London and can happily potter around the museum, cafe and shop, Today we paid to take our daughters around for the first time and we were all truly inspired by the exhibits. The 2014 design of the year exhibition was fun to vote for. It's a relatively expensive family afternoon but worth doing once... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were excited to visit and after paying a reduced fee as one of the floors was closed, we headed into the open shop area. Sadly the staff working in the shop were blank faced, no smile or warm customer interaction even when customers were paying, they were actually busy in conversation with each other most of the time -... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have recently visited the Design Museum again after I found myself in this part of town and I really wanted to see the Paul Smith exhibition. I enjoyed that and it gave me a new insight and appreciation of Paul Smith. However, I do take on board other contributors' comments about the price and also the general level of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Excellent exhibition and nice venue, will be even better when this moves as it will be closer. Great location though, was lovely to walk along the river after as the weather was lovely.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

One floor of designs, no classic iconic products that I thought would be on show (as per the app). A bit disappointed really.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Excellent exhibition - great presentation and narrative. Fresh approach to design. Great bookshop too. Recommended highly.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Out of all of the places that we were able to see, the Paul Smith exhibition at the Design Museum was perhaps one of my favorites. For a graphic designer, it's perhaps no surprise. The execution and design of the exhibition itself flowed well and was inspiring. The exhibition of "The Design of the Year' wasn't my favorite but it... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A visit to the Design Museum is always rewarding. It's a small compact Museum which you can cover in about 2 hours tops. Far more contemporary and not as overwhelming as other museums can be. When I went in June they had 2 fabulous exhibitions on - one on designer Paul Smith and another on nominees for "Design Of The... More

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