Picture by Luke-Hayes, courtesy the Design Museum.

Private tour of the spectacular new Design Museum

Tuesday 29 November 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG

The fabulous new Design Museum on Kensington High Street will be the world’s leading museum of contemporary design and architecture, an international showcase for the many design skills at which Britain excels and a creative centre, promoting innovation and nurturing the next generation of design talent. See more at the Design Museum website.

Guests will be welcomed by the museum’s director, Deyan Sudjic OBE, and will be treated to an exciting private tour and the new exhibition “Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World” just days after the official opening. Wine and nibbles will be served throughout the evening. This will be a must-attend event, showcasing the newest addition to Kensington’s world-class cultural attractions.

On 8 November, the Times published an article about the new museum, which you may find interesting. It can be read here.

Kensington Society members £25, non-members £45 (includes wine and nibbles)

Wine and bar nibbles will be provided by the museum’s new restaurant, Parabola.

Parabola, operated by Prescott & Conran, will be available for dinner or drinks immediately after the Kensington Society event. To book for dinner, please email reservations@parabola.london from 1 November 2016.

Special offer for non-members!

Join the Kensington Society for just £15/year and enjoy the lower member price for this fantastic evening and all other Kensington Society events until the end of 2017.

The membership form can be found here, to be downloaded and printed. To make use of this special offer, just write “Design Museum free one year membership offer” at the top of the printed membership form, then strike out “on 1 January until further notice” in the standing order part and add instead “on 1 January 2018 and every 1 January thereafter until further notice“.

As soon as the membership form has been signed and mailed, you are regarded a member and can book one ticket for this and any other event at the lower membership rate. Tickets for any accompanying non-members must, however, be of the non-member kind.

Please use our online booking system to register and pay for this event.

Those not wishing to book and pay online can download the postal booking form, found below the online booking.


Online bookings

Make your booking online, paying via PayPal with your credit or debit card. You do not need a PayPal account to do so.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a glitch in our payment system, when you reach the page for payment options (after having entered the names and email addresses of those attending on the previous page),  you MUST press the PayPal button under “Method of Payment”, although PayPal is the only available option, BEFORE you press the “Proceed to Finalize Registration” button. If you don’t, you’ll get an error message. However, if that happens you should be able to proceed anyway by closing the error message (just click on the X in the upper right-hand corner of the message window) and then selecting the PayPal button before you once again press the “Proceed to Finalize Registration” button.

Postal bookings

Download and complete the booking form below and send your payment to the Kensington Society by cheque or bank transfer.

Booking form