Must See: David Bowie Exhibit at V&A Museum

The fascinating retrospective featuring the iconic musician hits London.

Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, 1973. Photograph by Brian Duff.

It’s hard not to be fascinated with musician, actor, and icon David Bowie. Now 66, the UK-born performer is back in the spotlight, not only for the upcoming release of a new album entitled, “Where Are We Now?” due out this month, but the Victoria & Albert Museum is set to launch a retrospective on Bowie’s impressive career.

Running from March 23 – August 11, 2013, David Bowie is, has been curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, who have selected more than 300 pieces, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments.

As Bowie fans know, the musician has collaborated with many different artists throughout his career and this exhibition will showcase just that. Highlights include his Ziggy Stardust suits designed by Freddie Burretti, album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell, and set designs created for his Diamond Dogs tour.

Tickets are currently on sale, and as of last week 26,000 have already been sold, breaking V&A records and setting this exhibit up to quite likely be the most successful for the museum to-date.

If you’re interested in going, we highly suggest you pre-book.  Advance tickets can only be purchased online or by phone (+44 (0)20 7907 7073) and can only be done 24 hours prior to the date you are going. In person tickets can be purchased on the day of, and will not subject to a booking fee.

£14.00 for a Full ticket (+£1.40 booking fee)

Exhibition Hours:
Daily 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
(last ticket sold 4 p.m., last entry 4:15 p.m.)
Friday 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
(last ticket sold 8 p.m. last entry 8:15 p.m.)

Where to Find:
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7
vam.ac.uk