temporarily closed Exhibition

Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers

THE EXHIBITION IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED: Following the latest COVID restrictions, the museum and its exhibition will be closed until Government guidance changes.

IMPORTANT! Please bring your own wired headphones to enjoy the multimedia exhibits. HERE'S WHY.

Warning: This exhibition contains strobe lighting and flashing lights, which might not be suitable for people with epilepsy.

Age guidance 12+

virtual exhibition tour

Electronic - The Virtual Tour

Join a specially-curated filmed tour of the five-star exhibition from the comfort of your home featuring exclusive interviews from legendary musicians and designers.

Kraftwerk 3D - Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Photo by Peter Boettcher

The Chemical Brothers - Got To Keep On

Sensory spectacle by Smith & Lyall. Photo by Felix Speller

Sound reactive visual installations

Core audio-visual installation by 1024 architecture which works in harmony with the exhibition's soundtrack. Photo by Felix Speller

Pioneers and instruments

Photo by Felix Speller

An 'imagined' studio by electronic music innovator Jean-Michel Jarre

Virtual reconstruction of Jean-Michel Jarre’s studio

Art and memorabilia

Bruno Peinado, Vanity flight case

What to expect

Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape.

Celebrate 50 years of legendary group Kraftwerk with their 3D show. Step into the visual world of The Chemical Brothers for one of their legendary live shows, as visuals and lights interact to create a new three-dimensional experience by Smith & Lyall.

Travel to dance floors from Detroit to Chicago, Paris, Berlin and the UK’s thriving scene; featuring over 400 objects and the likes of Detroit techno legends Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills and Richie Hawtin, "Godfather of House Music" Frankie Knuckles, Haçienda designer Ben Kelly and the extreme visual world created by Weirdcore for Aphex Twin’s ‘Collapse’.

Discover early pioneers Daphne Oram and the seminal BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Indulge your senses with large scale images of rave culture by Andreas Gursky, iconic DJ masks and fashion, a genre-spanning soundtrack by French DJ and producer Laurent Garnier, a sound reactive visual installation created specifically for the exhibition by 1024 architecture, graphics from Peter Saville CBE, history-making labels and club nights.

Age guidance 12+
Visuals and music tracks may contain content that is unsuitable for children. Exhibition includes intense audio visual experiences and strobe lighting. Parental discretion is advised.

What the press are saying

'Dizzying dance music trip is something to rave about' ★★★★★ Evening Standard

'Poignantly brings the spirit of communal celebration to a museum' ★★★★★ The Guardian

'A big moment for dance music' ★★★★ The Times

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Ticketing information

Online booking only

Tickets £18

Concessions available for NHS workers, seniors (over 60 years), the disabled and companion, and job seekers.

Safe and Sound - Please read ahead of your visit

It's important that you wear a face covering and bring your own wired headphones. Please use this guidance to prepare for your visit.

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Discover more

Electronic Soundtrack

Discover the 127 tracks selected by Laurent Garnier for the exhibition.

The New Rave

Watch this new film with some of the Black figures from London’s favourite record labels and music groups who are shaping the electronic music scene today.

Yuri Suzuki meets Jeff Mills

Join a music conversation between electronic music legend, Jeff Mills and sound designer - Yuri Suzuki.

Ticket Mate Fund

A new pay it forward scheme in partnership with local charities that distributes free exhibition tickets in the local community.


Electronic is an Exhibition by the Musée de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris

Curated by Jean-Yves Leloup

CORE Installation (video above) by 1024 Architecture

Background Image | © Jacob Khrist

Slideshow image credits:
Kraftwerk, "Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8" - Photo by Peter Boettcher
The Chemical Brothers Live - Sensory spectacle by Smith & Lyall. Photo by Felix Speller
Safe and Sound image by Flavio Gasperini