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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Open daily, 10am – 6pm (last exhibition entry 5pm) The museum is open late on Fridays and Saturdays until 9pm (last admission 7pm).

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All visitors, except members, must pre-book tickets online for paid exhibitions.

Our permanent collection is free and open daily from 10:00 to 17:45, no pre-booking is needed.

Admission slots can be booked onsite with the help of our Visitor Assistants.

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We have a brand new café located on the Ground floor – London Grade Coffee.

The library and restaurant remain closed until further notice.

Hand sanitiser stations are available onsite.

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