Design is a continually evolving subject. The Design Museum offers opportunities to explore the present and future of design through a programme of temporary exhibitions and displays.

REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion

Sponsored by Alexander McQueen. How does London repeatedly set the creative agenda? Find out in this major exhibition celebrating the city's leading role in global fashion. In collaboration with the British Fashion Council, it celebrates the 30th anniversary of the BFC’s NEWGEN programme.

Designer Maker User

Designer Maker User is an introduction to the museum’s collection, looking at the development of modern design through these three interconnected roles. Free entry.

Design Researchers in Residence: Islands

A free display of new design research responding to the climate crisis.

How to Build a Low-Carbon Home

How can we design our homes to respond to the climate emergency? Discover how architects are reimagining wood, stone and straw to design homes fit for the future.


A free installation created by performance artist Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich will see a collection of wooden furniture spread throughout the museum. Climb, hide within, and temporarily inhabit these sculptures to create your own experience of ANTIFURNITURE.

Email is D̶e̶a̶d̶

A playful and immersive display in partnership with Intuit Mailchimp to explore email’s transformational powers. With the acceleration of new technologies like artificial intelligence and new methods of connecting online, the display will ask: how will email shape our future?


The first major UK exhibition to map the design evolution of the skateboard from the 1950s to today – a story of design, performance and communities progressing together. Around 90 rare and unique boards will go on display alongside over 100 other objects.

Open from 20 October. Tickets on sale.

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Future exhibitions

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Touring exhibitions

Some of our exhibitions tour to museums and galleries nationally and internationally.

Past exhibitions

Discover 25 years of the Design Museum exhibitions.