Schools and Colleges

Supporting the National Curriculum for Design and Technology and tailored for key stages 2 – 5, we offer students and educators design education facilities and workshops supporting a vibrant programme connected with the wider ecology of design practice, networks and communities.

Self-guided visits for learning groups

Organise a learning group visit to the museum.

Sustainable Design Schools Programme

Drawing on our recent exhibition 'Waste Age: What can design do?', these creative, design-led workshops will teach students how to become better-informed consumers and responsible future designers. Enquiry now and bring design thinking to your school.

Digital Design Workshops

Focusing on the role of digital technology in the design and technology industries, these sessions combine analogue hands-on experiences with an introduction to designing through software. These workshops are tailored for key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Hands-on design workshops

Book a hands-on design workshop – you can choose from five-hour-long workshops.

Online Lesson Plans

Nurture students' creativity and passion for design with these ready made lesson plans.

Design Ventura

Bringing the business of design to life with Deutsche Bank, students answer a live brief to design a new product for the Design Museum Shop.

The Idea Machine

The Idea Machine is an online idea generation tool. It generates a randomised design brief for you to answer in 60 seconds. It can be used by students of all ages to help them think about target users and come up with creative ideas.

Paper Forms Workshop Video

Follow along with this hour long paper forms workshop led by designer and educator Haidée Drew.

Exhibition Teachers Notes

Download teachers notes for an exhibition prior to your class's visit.

Discover Design - Learning website

Encourage your students to explore design objects and stories up close by using the museum's inspiring online resource including teacher exhibition materials.

Get in touch

Contact the Bookings Office via the online enquiry form or email