Design Museum


The Design Museum is devoted to contemporary design in every form, from architecture and fashion to graphics, product and industrial design.

Founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran, the museum is the place in the UK where the design industry, education and the public come together to change the way people think about themselves and the future.

The museum relocated to a spectacular modern landmark in Kensington in 2016, where it has welcomed over 2 million visitors since reopening and was awarded European Museum of the Year 2018.

Its collection, publishing, events, exhibitions, learning and digital programmes invite everyone to experience and reflect on the impact of design.

Work at the museum

The museum is looking for bright, talented and passionate people to come and work during one of the most exciting times in the Design Museum’s history. Join a team that is creating a museum for the 21st century.

A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

From the Design Museum's CEO Tim Marlow:

'A vital part of the Design Museum’s mission is to reflect on design's role at the forefront of social, environmental and technological change. Design and architecture have long been inadequately representative of society at large and the powerful movement across the world over the last six months and beyond only serves to remind us of how far we still have to go in diversifying these disciplines and making them accessible and relevant to all.

This is not a new commitment but does reaffirm our position that the Design Museum is an anti-racist organisation. The museum stands in solidarity with the Black community and all those who suffer as a result of racism and the unequal world that it creates. Since June 2020, we have begun a process of reviewing the way we work with the intention of building a future for the museum where equality and inclusion are at the heart of what we strive to achieve. Here I share with you the Design Museum's commitment to combat racism in our own organisation and our industry at large. In doing so, we acknowledge that we may not always have the answers, but we’re listening, learning and actively responding to promote and embed equality, diversity and inclusion within the design community.