Objects of desire
Museum opened in 1989, the vision of design mogul Terence Conran, with a permanent collection that is relatively small by London arts standards while nevertheless ranking as a world leader in its commitment to product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. Expect a choice of at least three exhibitions at any given time. In November 2016 the museum moved from Bermondsey in south London to a fabulous new location: the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High St (a 1962 building by Robert Matthew and Stirrat Johnson-Marshall). Designer Terence Conran's millions made it all possible. Includes a library and archive, requisite food and shopping options and a studio. Possibly combine a trip to the museum with nearby Leighton House Museum [see entry], Holland Park and the Old Kensington tour given by London Walks [see entry]. Tube station: Kensington High Street.
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Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Rd, Holland Park