Corporate Support

The Design Museum is a charity and corporate supporters are vital in securing the future of our exhibition, research, learning and public programmes, all dedicated to making the impact of design visible and creating a world where everyone values design.

The contributions that our corporate supporters provide are fundamental to the museum’s success and we are grateful for all the support we receive from our corporate members and partners.

Each year the Design Museum initiates and collaborates on a number of high-profile, innovative Corporate Partnerships, including sponsorship of the museum’s world-class exhibitions, support of award-winning learning programmes and annual Corporate Membership.

The museum is committed to working openly and creatively with partners, achieving a shared vision and goals that align with supporters’ business interests and needs.

The museum operates as a registered charity and all funds generated through corporate support go towards supporting the museum’s vision for everyone to understand the value of design.

Corporate Membership

The Design Museum Corporate Members are valued and vital supporters of the museum. Becoming a Corporate Member means your company, your clients and your families can benefit from exclusive access to the museum, as well as supporting our mission to advance the public’s education in all forms of design and architecture from historical, social, artistic, industrial, and commercial.

Corporate Members receive a dedicated account manager to work with each Member individually to ensure their Membership is distinctive and rewarding. Benefits for members include:

- Complimentary access for staff and clients to our world-renowned exhibitions

- Venue hire for daytime or evening events

- Lunchtime talks for your staff networks or clients

- Invitations to exclusive private views and VIP events

Corporate Partnerships

The Design Museum is proud to be able to offer unique partnership opportunities based around exhibitions, galleries, temporary displays curatorial positions and education programmes.

Our award-winning Corporate Development team is experienced at working creatively with partners to develop original and completely bespoke partnerships. We pride ourselves at developing tailored and bespoke activations to allow our partners to engage with a variety of audiences in an impactful way.

recent partnerships

Van Cleef and Arpels: ‘ The Art of Movement’

A collaboration with Van Cleef & Arpels to create an exhibition which featured many creations from the jeweller’s collection. The exhibition attracted thousands of visitors and showcased the brand to the Design Museum’s diverse audiences. The partnership was intertwined with many departments: children workshops themed around ‘the art of movement’ and evening talks with fashion designers, artists and our Director, Tim Marlow.

StockX Partnership - UK Sponsorship Award

The Design Museum has won the UK Sponsorship Award in the ‘Art & Cultural Sponsorship’ category for its partnership with StockX. Winning the award and being recognised by one of the largest programmes in the UK attests to the impact of the Museum and its exhibitions, and the importance of its creative and innovative partnerships.

Bombay Sapphire and Camille Walala Partnership - Cannes Lions

A 5-day installation to help celebrate creativity designed by artist and designer Camille Walala, alongside other emerging designers, won 5 awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It won Silver in 'Design, Brand Environment & Experience Design', 'Industry Craft, Art Direction' and 'Brand Experience, Customer Retail' categories, and Bronze in 'Industry Craft, Illustration' and 'Brand Experience, Food & Drink' categories.

Van Cleef with Line: Van Cleef & Arpels ‘The Art of Movement Van Cleef & Arpels’ Exhibition Partner, 2022

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Snap, ‘Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street’, Exhibition Partner, 2021

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StockX, ‘Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street’, Exhibition Sponsor, 2021

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Dassault Systèmes, ‘Waste Age: What can design do?’, Associate Sponsor, 2021-2022

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Jaguar Land Rover, Official Partner of Designer Maker User, 2017-2020

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Beazley, Official Sponsor of Designs of the Year Awards, 2008-2020

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Ferrari with line: Santander. ‘Ferrari: Under the Skin’ Exhibition Sponsor, 2018

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Venue Hire

Located on Kensington High Street with beautiful views over Holland Park, the Design Museum is an architectural icon and available to hire for corporate and private events.

The museum’s stunningly refurbished 1960s building offers multiple venues for a range of different events for companies including drinks receptions, conferences, awards ceremonies, dinners, product launches and meetings.

The museum operates as a registered charity and all funds generated through venue hire go towards supporting the museum.

Design for business

The Design Museum offers modular action learning programmes for a range of industries tailored for your business and drawing on the museum's collections and design expertise. The learning experience is fully integrated with one of the world’s most inspiring and thought-provoking environments.

Become a Corporate Sponsor today and your company will have the exclusive opportunity to:

  • Align your brand with a world leading museum of contemporary design and architecture

  • Network at invitation only events, attended by high profile partners from across the design and culture industries

  • Engage with a variety of audiences, through an attractive exhibition programme spanning the wide breath of design disciplines

  • Raise your profile amongst key audiences through sponsorship recognition at the museum and on social media, reaching the museum’s 5 million followers from across the globe.

The Design Museum’s Development team is experienced at working creatively with partners to develop original and bespoke partnerships and the museum enjoys long-term relationships with many of its supporters.

More information

For more information and to explore upcoming opportunities, please contact: or submit an enquiry form.

thank you

Corporate donors play a crucial role in supporting our exhibition, young people, and educational programmes both withing London and across the country. The Design Museum would like to thank the corporate donors, individuals and trusts and foundations who continue to be vital supporters of the museum.