Walks and Tours

The Architecture of the Design Museum British Sign Language Tour

15 June 2024

10:30 -12:00

Architectural firm RMJM designed the Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street. It opened to the public in 1962. The activities of the Commonwealth Institute ceased in 2003 and the unique landmark Grade II* listed building stood vacant for over a decade, before being transformed by John Pawson’s design team, who made the building fit for a 21st century museum.

From the magnificent hyperbolic parabola rooftop to unique spatial qualities and lesser-known features and attributes, this tour aims to foster a deeper understanding of this very special structure and how it has been re-imagined, as well as open-up discussions around D/deaf visitors’ experiences to help shape more equitable, accessible spaces.
This tour is for D/deaf visitors and their companions using BSL. Led by graphic designer and Deaf BSL user Edward Richards

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the Design Museum

224-238 Kensington High Street
W8 6AG

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Wheelchair accessible
Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
Assistance dogs welcome
Accessible toilet
Baby Changing Facility
Gender Neutral Toilet
Quiet Space
BSL interpreted
Personal Assistant or Carer Discount

For queries regarding access requirements for this event please contact: ashley.mccormick@designmuseum.org .
View the LFA accessibility policy here

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