ASMR at the museum

Our Theatre and Performance collection includes props and costumes from many iconic moments in the history of circus, dance, drama, film, opera, pantomime, popular music – and much more. Often these objects played their part in a spectacular visual and auditory experience, but when displayed in our galleries behind glass they are normally silent – until now

See (and hear) Curator Yona Lesger unpacking Charlie Chaplin's 'Little Tramp' bowler hat and a late-19th century costume worn by Henry Irving as Mephistopheles in Faust from storage, before they undergo conservation work.

For best experience, listen with headphones.

Follow Senior Textile Conservator Susana Fajardo as she works on Belinda Wright's tutu, Sandie Shaw's dress, Vivien Leigh's Cleopatra cloak, Adzogbo leg wraps, and PJ Harvey's dress.

For best experience, listen with headphones.