Get Creative at the Design Museum

Visit the Design Museum and get involved in some of their latest creative workshops. It’s a fun day out for everyone and a great way for budding designers to get stuck in.

Ship Shape?

Visit the Designed to Win exhibition and design a model boat! Get creative and make a yacht, speed boat or tall ship inspired by the boats that pass by on the Thames. How big can you make it? Will it be the fastest? And will it float? 5-11 year olds will love this chance to build their very own vessel and it’s a fantastic way to explore Britain’s maritime history.

Spend Some Quality Time Together

Fancy a fun family day out? Family day at the Design Museum is the perfect way to spend some of your weekend. With workshops and exhibition trails as just some of the entertaining things on offer you’re guaranteed a super Sunday. For the more competitive amongst you there are also games and competitions to get involved in too.

Get Snapping

Perfect for kids aged between 12 and 16, this half term course promises to inspire, excite and intrigue. Get into online design by uploading your photos onto Flickr and keep up to date with their development as illustrator Owen Rimington puts together a one-of-a-kind poster. Or why not get more interactive with a 3 day course? With the opportunity to work with Yuri Suzuki, one of this year’s Designers in Residence, you get hands on design experience based around your photos. And to top it off there is a mini exhibition for family and friends so you can show off your final concept designs.


Why not grab our latest game and use it on your travels. It fits neatly into an Oyster card holder so you can take it with you wherever you go. There’s nothing like some pocket-sized fun for everyone.

Experiment and Intrigue

View the work of Designers in Residence, specially tailored to be thought provoking and fascinating. If experimental furniture inspired by the by-products of the British carpet industry doesn’t do it for you, then how about ceramics made from Thames bank clay? Or if you’re more interested in electronics then Lawrence Lek’s objects and environments created using laser-cutting and digital design techniques will be more up your street. And for the technophobes and technogeeks alike Yuri Suzuki’s vision to demystify electronics and make them accessible to the user will be a treat.


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Photo: Flickr – Phil of Photo