I recently managed to finally get round to visiting the Design Museum. I’d only been once before, a long time ago when it was temporarily in a different building due to refurbishment. We got a little sidetracked on our way there by the shops in Kensington. There was a COS having a huge sale, and an Oliver Bonas. But we ended up spending ages in the charity shops, which had some incredible bargains – charity shops in wealthy areas are always a win and I managed to pick up a pair of black Timberlands which looked like they’d never been worn for £30!
The shopping didn’t stop when we got the museum either – we thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the beautifully designed wares in the shop outside, and were pleasantly surprised to find another one inside. Definitely a good spot if you need to buy some gifts.
Although we ran out of time (shopping – oops) to see any of the temporary exhibitions including Home Futures, I really enjoyed seeing the permanent one again. The history of modern technology, 3D printing and road signs was all super interesting. I also really loved the Designers in Residence installation, which was in the theme of Dwelling. The building itself is also just lovely to be in, and definitely worth visiting.