Get closer to design

Talks, courses and workshops

See what's new in the museum's inspiring programme of events.

Please check the event details below to find out more.


Islands Talks: Frith Kerr and Isabel Lea

Join award-winning graphic designer Frith Kerr in conversation with Isabel Lea, Design Researcher in Residence.

Adult workshop

Workshop: Screen Print

Join this introductory workshop inspired by the iconic designs held in the museum’s permanent collection and create your own screen-printed image using stencils on a tote bag or tea towel.

Adult workshop

Workshop: Fashion School Rebel

Taking inspiration from the exploratory approach to fashion design synonymous with the London fashion scene, this dynamic one-day design development workshop will unleash your creative spirit to develop experimental fashion ideas in both 2D and 3D forms.


On Exhibition Design with SpaceBroth

Join the experimental design studio SpaceBroth and Design Museum Senior Curator Rebecca Lewin to find out about the making of the exhibition REBEL: 30 years of London Fashion.


An Evening with Es Devlin

Join Es Devlin in conversation with Design Museum Director Tim Marlow, in anticipation of the publication of the first monograph of her genre-defying practice – 'An Atlas of Es Devlin'.

Adult workshop

Tailoring Masterclass: Drafting Essentials

Learn this two-day course to create a professional paper pattern template for a fully lined tailored jacket.

Adult workshop

Workshop: Sublimation Textile Printing

Join this creative workshop with NEWGEN designer Sadie Williams to experiment with sublimation printing techniques and translate your hand-crafted designs using the heat press to create sparkling accessories using up-cycled fabrics.

Adult workshop

Workshop: Fashion Sketching and Mask Making

Join this creative session to explore the design process by investigating a fashion icon’s practice through mask making and drawing with James Davison & SketchSesh.

Design Course

Design Your Way to Net Zero

In this one-day decarbonisation workshop for businesses, learn about innovative design-led net zero solutions and discover methods and practical tools to measure and reduce carbon emissions in the workplace.

Design Course

Design Thinking & Innovation in Collaboration with the RCA

Understand the purpose of design thinking in promoting innovation, and learn real-world applications and strategies.


Join guide Edward Richards for a special tour of the exhibition REBEL: 30 Years of British Fashion, delivered in British Sign Language.

Garden event

Growing Together: Autumn Garden Assembly

Get cosy with us at The Dame Sylvia Crowe Garden for some autumnal bliss and horticultural shared knowledge.

On Meaning: What does fashion embody?

Join Head of Curatorial Lucia Floriana in this conversation with NEWGEN star designers Feben, Nicholas Daley and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy exploring critical aspects that make fashion a tool, a medium and a manifestation.

Children's workshop

Design Camp: Robot Olympics for 8 to 11 year olds

Join us in a fun workshop to learn how to create robots to compete in various games of the Design Museum’s Olympics using the BBC Micro:Bit.

Young People Workshop

Design Camp: Heat-transfer printing for 11 to 14 year olds

Join this creative workshop with NEWGEN designer Sadie Williams to experiment with heat-transfer printing techniques and translate your hand-crafted designs to create sparkling accessories using upcycled fabrics.

Children's workshop

Design Camp: Architectural model-making for 8 to 11 year olds

Explore architecture and the world around us through model making – at big and small scale – and turn your building designs into 3D models.

Young people workshop

Design Camp: Digital Sculpting & 3D Character Design for 11 to 14 year olds

Spark your digital creativity and master the realm of 3D character design and digital sculpting in this distinctive one-day workshop. An ideal platform for emerging 3D artists and game enthusiasts.

Young people workshop

Design Camp: Skateboard Deck Making for 11 to 14 year olds

In this fun workshop, learn about the unique skill of deck pressing using the vacuum press – a hands on experience designing, decorating and making a skateboard deck to keep.

Short course

The Drawing Gym

Join this three-part course designed to boost drawing confidence in participants of all levels. Learn simple tools for visualising and communicating ideas in this three-part introduction to drawing.

Adult workshop

Workshop: Christmas Pewter Casting

Discover how to make small Christmas decorations from pewter using a technique that dates back to the Vikings in this creative workshop led by RubinoWilson studio.

Panel Discussion

On Learning and Teaching: Evolving Fashion

How do fashion industry professionals learn and share knowledge? Join us to discuss fashion education syllabuses and systems interrogating the narratives and politics of contemporary academia and speculating on the future of fashion scholarship.

Design course

Circular Design for Fashion

Join us on a one-day course tailored to small and medium sized fashion design businesses that are looking to implement actionable steps to reduce waste and enhance their circularity practices.

Access Tour

REBEL: Audio Described Tour

Join guide Andrew Mashigo for a special audio-described tour of the exhibition REBEL: 30 Years of British Fashion for blind and visually impaired visitors and their companions.

Adult workshop

Workshop: Terrazzo Casting

Learn how to cast terrazzo using Eco Resin into silicone moulds to make your own coasters in this creative workshop led by RubinoWilson studio.

For schools

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 to your school. For key stages 2 – 5.

Hands-on Design Workshops

Using handling collections of contemporary design objects, students can interact with key designs through experiential learning. Hour-long workshops support students to gain new perspectives on the role of designers and the impact of design in everyday life. For key stages 2 – 5.

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. Students will learn to use software to create a design response to a user brief. For key stages 2 – 5.

master's course

MA Curating Contemporary Design

Did you know that the Design Museum offers a Master's programme in Curating Contemporary Design in partnership with Kingston University?

Our collaborative degree is one of the world’s foremost postgraduate programmes for design curators, taught by leading academics, curators and designers.

Applications are open to start in 2024.

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