The design museum is a must for anyone with an interest in modern and contemporary design. The permanent exhibition follows the change in British homes from the 20th century until present day, which is constantly updated to include new design classics. There are also temporary exhibits which usually run for 3-4 months. Recent exhibits have included Saul Bass, Peter Saville, Archigram, and an exhibition on signage. The museum also runs Designer of the Year which awards a prize to a person or organisation that has produced an impressive piece of design (past winner includes Jonathan Ive, who designed the iMac and iPod). There is a great little shop that has plenty of art and design books as well as designer goods to take home with you. The cafe is expensive, but nice enough to sit and chat about what youve just seen. Admission is £6, £4 for students and free for children under 12. The nearest tubes are either Tower Hill (10 minute walk) or London Bridge (15 mins).