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Design Museum Kensington exhibition: Ferrari under the skin with kids

One has many former lives – professionally included. About 16 years ago, I was Product Manager for an automotive brand. For almost 4 years, I was quite absorbed by automotive scene and latest technologies, European trends, pricing and products. So when I have seen Ferrari under the skin exhibition at our favourite museum in the hood aka Design Museum Kensington; I jumped with joy and quickly been in touch for tickets.

IMGP8034The exhibition took us through 70 years of glamour and design innovation. The kids got excited about the sketches, models and engines. And it goes without saying, they tried the car seats and the driving wheels.

The story is a classic and well known – right after the Second World War, Enzo Ferrari and a small team in Italy decided to create the perfect racing machine. Ferrari under the skin exposes lots about Ferrari’s powerful personality, the design and manufacturing process, the famous clientele and the future of the luxury car brand.

My friend who joined me for the ride with his 4 years old daughter was pointing out which one he drove and which race he attended. From the very first Ferrari to Michael Schumacher’s winning Formula One car and the newest hybrid model, the exhibition features amazing cars and memorabilia.

We ended up our day trip with another visit at Designer User Maker permanent exhibition and the Family Room – my eldest knows by now Design Museum Kensington’s permanent collections inside out!


Warmly recommended and very impressive! Ferrari under the skin runs until April 2018 and I am hoping for another visit without very enthusiastic 4 years olds.

Disclaimer: Many thanks to The Design Museum for complimentary passes. Impressions, photos and one over excited 4 years old my own.

Wander Mum

9 comments on “Design Museum Kensington exhibition: Ferrari under the skin with kids

  1. Zen Babytravel
    December 13, 2017
  2. Annabel
    December 13, 2017

    So glad to have read this post. I didn’t know this exhibition was currently on, I have 3 very enthusiastic Ferrari fans in my house so we will definitely be paying the museum a visit!

  3. Zen Babytravel
    December 13, 2017

    Great to hear Annabel, the exhibition is really awesome! Keep us posted on your impressions!

  4. Cultural Wednesday
    December 31, 2017

    Lovely zoomy Ferraris, just the thing for design fans young and old. Love the Design Museum. Thank you for linking up to #CulturedKids

  5. pigeonpairandme
    January 4, 2018

    This sounds fascinating. Cars never fail to entice youngsters, and it sounds as though it was right up your street too, with your background. Thanks for sharing with #CulturedKids!

  6. Sara
    March 14, 2018

    What a fun trip for kiddos. I’m sure they loved the cars and the racing history!! 😉 I agree that it would be a fun visit with the 4-year-olds for you, too. I’m always fascinated by branding and design, and there’s no question that ferrari has been able to do exclusivity really, really well! #citytripping

  7. WanderMum
    March 14, 2018

    Oooh I’d like to go to this! We visited the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy and loved it. So interesting to see all the different cars throughout the years. Thanks for linking #citytripping

  8. Wherejogoes
    March 16, 2018

    My husband would love this! I’ve never been to the design museum – really must go have heard great things about it. #CityTripping

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