The Design Museum is based in a converted 1950s brick clad warehouse. The ground floor features the entrance and ticket hall together with a shop and a small café - both overlooking the Thames. On the first floor is a restaurant - also looking out onto the river. Here one also finds the first exhibition floor, with the second on the next level up. Unusually, both exhibition floors bridge over Shad Thames, which continues underneath. Externally, the building is finished in render, which gives it something of a feeling of the Bauhaus.