28 Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD
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- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Singles, Art, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Sightseeing, Trendiness
Expert review of Design Museum
Into art and design? This relaxed waterfront museum doesn't have the space to display a permanent collection but instead offers two temporary exhibitions on modern design themes that tend to be serious and thoughtful. I'd only make a pilgrimage to its bright white walls if there was something on of particular interest, although the museum is also an attractive endpoint if you are walking east along the river. There's a useful cafe with good cakes and a shop selling tasteful toys, gifts that are a bit different, plus a wide range of books on art, fashion and design. If you know who Jean Prouvé was, or suddenly need to buy a lime green rubber egg-poacher, this is your kind of place.
Admission to both exhibitions costs £11 adults, £10 concessions, £7 students. This includes a £1 'voluntary' donation per ticket to raise funds for the care and display of the museum's collection. Under 12s are free.
More information on Design Museum:
- Price guide:
- 28 Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD
- 0870 833 9955
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sun 10am-5.45pm