The new Design Museum in Kensington, which opens in autumn 2016, is the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design and architecture. The museum’s new home in Holland Park, west London, has been remodelled by John Pawson and offers two temporary galleries and one permanent gallery all under one architecturally spectacular roof. The free permanent gallery tells the story of design and its impact on our lives from the perspective of the designer, the user and the maker, exploring the significance of objects such as the Olympic Torch, Sony Walkman and Vespa scooter. For details of the new Design Museum please see designmuseum.org. Photo credit: Luke Hayes.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Ramped entrance, wheelchair & lift
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Temporarily closed, re-opening 24 Nov 2016
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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