Experience five decades of Pink Floyd at V&A
Pink Floyd — one of rock’s most innovative and influential groups — are being celebrated through 1 October in a multimedia, immersive exhibit at the Victoria & Albert Museum, a short hop from Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation.
The exhibit, featuring more than 350 artefacts spanning the band’s 50 years and curated with the participation of its three surviving members, includes instruments, hand-written lyrics, graphics, artwork, music technology, original designs and architectural drawings.
This is the first international retrospective for the band, which had its origins in London’s underground music scene in 1965. Pink Floyd’s musicians developed beyond their early psychedelic sound to strongly themed concept albums, moving from club and campus performance to massive stadiums. The group went on to sell 250 million records, including the iconic “Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall.”
The multi-sensory exhibits, which also draw on the V&A’s collections, will feature sound by Sennheiser, previously unseen concert footage, and the chance to view the creative processes behind Pink Floyd’s performances and groundbreaking album designs, concerts, and artwork.
A special Pink Floyd Weekender 16-18 June will supplement the exhibits with live music performances, lectures, hands-on activities, and three guitar workshops, each focusing on one of the group’s most popular albums. To learn more about the Weekender, click here.
For more on Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains and how to purchase tickets, visit PinkFloydExhibition.com or click here, which will also detail lectures and other events related to the exhibit. Your Nell Gwynn accommodation, #MyChelsea Flat, is perfectly located to take advantage of everything the V&A offers. You can easily walk, take a bus or car service. Visit our porters’ desk for suggestions on what would best suit you.