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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty - Visitor & Ticket Information

Booking Information

Advance tickets for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty are now sold out.

Tickets are available to purchase at the Museum on day of visit; a minimum of 200 tickets will be available each day. These tickets go on sale when the V&A opens at 10.00, but you are advised to arrive at the Museum earlier for the best chance of purchasing a ticket. The ticket queue outside the main entrance on Cromwell Road is currently starting at around 07.00 each morning, and we expect the final weekend to be extremely busy. 

Please note tickets bought on the day may not be for immediate entry to the exhibition, but for later on that day.

Free to V&A Members

Members do not need a timed ticket to access the exhibition, but will need to show a valid permanent or temporary Membership card for entry. Due to the popularity of the exhibition, Members will be asked to queue at busy times, and may be asked to return on another day. Members can visit the exhibition during the extended opening times. V&A Membership is available for purchase, both online and in the Museum and can be used from the day of purchase.

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The V&A advises that you do not buy tickets or Memberships from unauthorised sellers. Authorised advance tickets are only available from the Museum or via LOVEtheatre and FNAC tickets. V&A Membership can only be purchased via the V&A Website or from the Museum. Memberships are non-transferrable and can only be used by the named card holder.

Any ticket or Membership re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain without written permission from the V&A becomes void and the holder may be refused entry or ejected from the venue. Any customer unsure of the legitimacy of a website should contact the Museum before purchasing their tickets. 


£17.60 Full, including donation*
£16.50 Senior citizens, including donation*
£16 Full
£15 Senior citizens
£9 Full-time students, 12 - 17 year olds, ES40 holders, disabled people
£25 Family of one adult & two 12–17 year olds
£41  Family of two adults & two 12–17 year olds

*If you donate a minimum of 10% on top of your ticket price and are a UK tax payer, the Gift Aid scheme means we can claim back the tax you have already paid on the earnings used to buy the ticket. This means we can claim an additional 25p for every £1 you give us - vital support for our work.

Free tickets and member rates

Free to under-12s, carers accompanying disabled people, V&A Members and Patrons, ICOM / Museum Association card holders, Blue Badge Guides, American and International Friends of the V&A. Half-price tickets for Art Fund and D&AD members.

Groups (10+ visitors)

10% discount
Call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 to book
Special talks and tours are available to complement the exhibition
Call +44(0)20 7942 2211 or email

Educational Groups (10+ visitors)

Admission is £3 per student or teacher for exhibitions from all UK & European State Funded school, college and university groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Community Groups (10+ visitors)

Admission is free to community groups booking at least 10 days in advance. Call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 to book (all pre-bookings are timed entry).

Visitor Information

Exhibition opening times

14 March – 2 August 2015
Daily 10.00 - 17.30
(last ticket sold 16.15, last entry 16.30)
Friday 10.00 - 21.30
(last ticket sold 20.15, last entry 20.30)
Exhibition closes 15 minutes prior to the Museum closing

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Before You Visit

Get more out of your Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty experience by downloading Blippar before you arrive to unlock exclusive content from Swarovski upon arrival. 

Photography and sketching

Photography and sketching are not permitted inside Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.


There is full access to the galleries. We have a wide range of services for disabled visitors.
Call +44 (0)20 7942 2766 or textphone +44 (0)20 7942 2002 for details.
For more information on access, see V&A Disability Information

In partnership with Swarovski

Swarovski is delighted to partner the V&A in bringing Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty to London. The crystal house and Alexander McQueen share a rich history, beginning in the 1990s when Isabella Blow introduced the young maverick designer to Nadja Swarovski. Swarovski went on to support McQueen’s Spring/Summer 1999 collection, the first of numerous collaborations including the creation, alongside Tord Boontje, of the V&A’s Grand Entrance crystal Christmas tree in 2003; and the dramatic Swarovski Gemstone-encrusted Bird’s Nest Headdress for his Autumn/Winter 2006 collection. Swarovski has worked with designers since Daniel Swarovski’s precision-cut stones became prized ingredients in the dressmaking ateliers of Paris, beginning the tradition of close collaboration between Swarovski and haute couture that remains to this day.​

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