Exhibition ★★★★ Evening Standard

WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR

Step out from behind your screen and experience the world of ASMR in a shared space.

#ASMR_IRL

What to expect

Have you ever heard a sound that has brought you a sense of calm? Or even made your skin tingle?

Millions around the world are part of an online community who experience ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response): a physical sensation of euphoria or deep calm, sometimes a tingling in the body, triggered through sound, touch, and movement.

This is the first exhibition of its kind to lift the world of ASMR out from your screen and into physical space. Step into an acoustically tuned environment and understand how people are using new and existing tools and materials to navigate our complex world.

Explore the emerging field of creativity that has grown up around this feeling and the work of designers and content creators who try to trigger it in their viewers.

The exhibition is curated in collaboration with ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.

Exhibition images by Ed Reeve.

watch: Life of the ASMRtists

List of Participants

The Design Museum would like to thank all contributors to this exhibition.

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Booking information

Online booking is advised but tickets will also be available to buy at the door subject to availability. Please note that the last entry to the exhibition is 90 minutes before the museum closes.

Weekday tickets:
Adult tickets from £9.50
Student tickets from £7.20
Family tickets from £21.00

Weekend tickets:
Adult tickets from £10.90
Student tickets from £9.75
Family tickets from £21.75

Other concession tickets are available.

NEW OFFER: COMBINED TICKETS
You can now book our two paid exhibitions, Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today and WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR, for a discounted price if you visit them on the same day. Please note that the last entry to the galleries is at 16:30 (Sunday to Thursday) and 19:30 (Fridays and Saturdays).

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our terms & conditions page for further information.

ACCESS
You can download the exhibition text in a large print format from the access information page.

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Emerging Designers Access Fund

A limited number of tickets are available through our Emerging Designers Access Scheme. If you are an emerging designer and facing financial barriers to attend, please register.

Discover

10 unmissable highlights from #ASMR_IRL

From mind-tickling motion graphics to an animated artificial tongue – here's 10 unmissable items from our exhibition.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

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Related events

Compose your own ASMR Soundscapes

Are you a sound and music enthusiast? Join an immersive and creative workshop with sound/performance artist Lou Barnell and musician/sound artist Ian Thompson.

Free access tour

The World of ASMR: Multisensory Tour

Join the Objects of Desire British Sign Language Tour for deaf visitors.

Guest Curator: James Taylor-Foster (Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Design, ArkDes)

Exhibition 3D Designers: ĒTER

Exhibition 2D Designers: Agga Mette Stage and Alexander Söder

Exhibition Campaign Visual Identity: dn&co: dn&co.

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