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Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
13 May - 1 October
Tickets: £20–£24, free for under 11s
a&u review: The Pink Floyd Exhibition at the V&A
Flying pigs, psychedelic lights and experimental sounds: why Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the V&A will wow your kids
Enter through the side of the very first Pink Floyd tour bus, and you're gone, whisked down the rabbit hole into a parallel world of sensory overload.
With swirling psychedelic lights, funky sounds and 70s posters the show grips you from the start. Kids will love spotting the phone booths that feature throughout the show, their insides covered with pin board memorabilia; posters, book covers, tickets and record sleeves that place you in the changing London of the time.
The show works through Pink Floyd's albums progressively; musically The Dark Side of the Moon steals the show early on but visually, the highlight has to be The Wall, which is brought spectacularly to life with a giant replica of the Battersea Power Station complete with floating pig.
The LSD-fuelled, socially and politically charged aspects may go over children's heads but this will by no means stop them enjoying this show. Younger kids will love the lights, sounds and visuals - who wouldn't be amazed that pigs can fly? Older kids will get a glimpse into the world of 70s and 80s London, complete with funky sounds and amazing artefacts like The Abbey Road mixing desk used by The Beatles, Kate Bush and of course, Pink Floyd.
The first tickets sold out in a flash, so book ahead for this epic landmark V&A exhibition.
Book tickets for The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains here.