Exhibition Dates: 8 February – 2 June 2019 | Book Online
Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution will present the fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were redefining the concept of youth and challenging the established order in 1950s London. At the forefront of this group of young revolutionaries were Mary Quant and Terence Conran.
Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution will span the period from 1952 – 1977 and will present fashion, textiles, furniture, lighting, homewares, ceramics and ephemera in an exhibition that explores not only the style but the socioeconomic importance of this transformative period of time. Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant, plus the avant-garde artists, designers and intellectuals who worked alongside them, such as designers Bernard and Laura Ashley, sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi and artist and photographer Nigel Henderson.
Exhibition Dates: 8 February – 2 June 2019
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am–6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Please note: The Museum does not have a permanent display, and instead offers one focused temporary exhibition every three months within a year which allows the Museum to display a rich variety of contemporary fashion and textile items. Suggested visit time 45 minutes to an hour. Some spaces may be closed on occasion for workshops, events and courses. Please contact the Museum before you visit for more information.
Advance booking online is recommended but tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit, subject to availability
£9.90 adults* / £8.80 concessions* / £7 students * Includes 10% gift aid
Children under 12 are free.
Please fill in the Group Bookings Form or contact the Museum with your requirements.
Images taken from Conran/Quant: Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution, published by ACC Art Books.
Image (left): Terence Conran photographed by Michael Wickham at his first exhibition, ‘Ideas and Objects for the Home’, held at Simpsons of Piccadilly in 1952. Photo by Michael Wickham. Copyright Denny Wickham. Image (right): Mary Quant by Vic Singh, c.1961. Courtesy of a Private Collection.