Fodor's Expert Review Design Museum

Kensington Free

Located in the former Commonwealth Institute, this museum was the first in the United Kingdom to place everyday contemporary objects in a social and cultural context and to consider their role in the history of design. A free, permanent exhibition displays some 1,000 examples of 20th- and 21st-century design—from furniture, fashion, and domestic products to digital technology, architecture, and engineering. The temporary exhibitions may be focused on leading individual designers, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, Terence Conran, or David Adjaye, on themes such as the global influence of Californian design, or on the role of design in related art forms, like an exhibition devoted to the work of film director Stanley Kubrick. There's also a design library and archive, two shops, a café, and a restaurant. Young designers ages 5–11 may enjoy the free, drop-in "Create and Make" workshops held the last Sunday of every month.

Free Art Museum

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224–238 Kensington High St.
London, Greater London  W8 6AG, England

- 0203 - 862--5900

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Rate Includes: Free (charge for temporary exhibitions)

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