V&A announce all-night admissions for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition
For the first time in its 163-year-long history, the V&A will open its doors for 24 hours a day, during the final two weeks of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in order to meet demand.
With only one month to go, and all pre-bookable tickets sold-out, 12,000 round-the-clock admissions have been released. These are available to book from Friday 24th July to 10pm on Sunday 26th July, and the following Friday 31st July until the exhibition closes on 2nd August at 11pm.
During these extended hours, the museum’s shop will feature special promotions, and a bar will offer refreshments all night, with music until 10pm.
Savage Beauty, the first and largest retrospective of McQueen’s work to be presented in Europe, has already attracted 345,000 people, making it the most visited paid-for exhibition at the museum, in the last decade.
“We knew that Savage Beauty would be very popular, but the response has been even greater than we imagined. It is an extraordinary exhibition and I urge anyone who has not yet visited, wherever they are in the world, to make a trip to the V&A to experience this very special show,” said Martin Roth, director of the V&A.
The top five most popular V&A exhibitions
Art Deco 1910-1939 (2003) – 359,499
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 (2014) – 316,090
David Bowie is (2013) – 311,956
Hollywood Costume (2012) – 251,738
Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 (2012) – 245,112
For further information on Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty visit here.