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Throw yourself into the hypnotic world of electronic music and discover its global impact from underground movements to the mainstream.

Music is only part of the story. Evoking the experience of a being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been capturing and shaping the electronic music landscape.

Travel to dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK’s thriving scene. Enter a 3-D Kraftwerk experience, lose yourself in mesmerising installations and discover the stories behind the instruments that made it all possible.

Featuring the likes of Detroit techno legend Jeff Mills, Ellen Allien, Jean-Michel Jarre, the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop, large scale images of rave culture by Andreas Gursky, iconic DJ masks and fashion, a genre-spanning soundtrack by French DJ and producer Laurent Garnier, graphics from Peter Saville, history-making labels and club nights.

Meet the trailblazers of the electronic music scene yourself online in a virtual tour with the Design Museum's curators. The tour includes interviews and insights from major artists such as Shiva Feshareki and A Guy Called Gerald, immersive audio and visuals, and performances from Smith & Lyall for the Chemical Brothers, and many more.

There is also a 3D Kraftwerk catalogue to explore as well as the full soundtrack of songs featured in the show, playlists where you can listen to a selection and videos from electronic music's rising stars.

Age guidance 12+

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Design Museum

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, Greater London, W8 6AG

020 3862 5900

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Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm (last exhibition entry 5pm) The museum is open late on the first Friday of every month from 10am – 8pm (last admission 7pm).

Please check the museum's website for updates.

The museum follows government COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.

All visitors and members must pre-book tickets online to ensure everyone's safety and social distancing inside the galleries.

No tickets will be sold at the museum, but admission slots can be booked online on the day of the visit, if available.

A unique queuing system will ensure social distancing.

Face covering will be mandatory for all aged 11+ (unless exempt).

Cashless purchases only. Credit/debit card or mobile payments will be accepted at the shops. However, £1 coin needed for the lockers.

The cafe and restaurant will remain closed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations will be available on-site.

Hands-free experience with no touch screens or interactives. Visitors to bring their own headphones to enjoy specific exhibits.

Bike parking capacity has been doubled so that more people can cycle to the museum.

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