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The Design Museum

The Design Museum can be found near Tower Bridge, next to the river Thames in London, and is the worlds first museum of modern design. It was founded in 1989 by Terence Conran and Stephen Bayley, and houses examples of product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. The museum landed the number 2 spot on The Times's 2007 list of the top 5 museums of the year.

The museum actually operates as a charity, and is not subsidized by the UK Arts Council, therefore there is a slight entrance fee, unlike most other London museums. All money raised from the sale of entrance tickets goes towards helping the museum create and gather new exhibitions, which are viewed by around 200,000 visitors every year.

The building itself could be considered a work of modern art, and was originally a 1940's banana warehouse believe it or not! The buildings conversion, which was funded by many different companies and benefactors, obviously majorly altered its overall appearance, and was designed mostly by the Conran group, to represent the International Modernist style of the 1930s.

The museum now has two floors of exhibitions open to the public, a ground floor with a shop and cafe, and a mezzanine or 'balcony' floor between the first two floors (which is primarily used for private events and Design Museum talks).

The Design Museum also runs and plays host to the annual Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, which explores the countries 'most innovative, interesting and forward looking designs' of that year, in which there are seven different categories! The individual winners of each category are announced in February.

Terence Conran very generously donated £17.5 million in 2011, so that the museum can move from its current site to a much larger site in West London. This transfer is planned to be complete by 2014.


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Apartment Curlew

, London , SE1 2NN

Apartment Curlew is 0.06 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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Apartment Vanilla

, London , SE1 2NN

Apartment Vanilla is 0.12 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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Apartment Vanilla

, London , SE1 2NN

Apartment Vanilla is 0.13 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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London Tower Bridge Apartments

The Circle, Queen Elizabeth Street , London , SE1 2JJ

London Tower Bridge Apartments is 0.22 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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Veeve - Tower Bridge House

Queen Elizabeth Street , London , SE1 2LP

Veeve - Tower Bridge House is 0.24 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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Apartment Admirals

, London , SE1 2LJ

Apartment Admirals is 0.24 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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Veeve - Contemporary Aesthetic in London Bridge

Three Oak Lane , London , SE1 2JL

Veeve - Contemporary Aesthetic in London Bridge is 0.27 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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Tower View Luxury Home by GuestReady is 0.30 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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Amazing Flat by Tower Bridge and the river Thames!

queen elizabeth street crown apartments , London , SE1 2LL

Amazing Flat by Tower Bridge and the river Thames! is 0.31 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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The Dixon, Tower Bridge, Autograph Collection

211 Tooley Street , London , SE1 2JX

The Dixon, Tower Bridge, Autograph Collection is 0.32 kilometers from Design Museum. Room prices starting from £

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