Past Exhibition


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


★★★★ Evening Standard

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

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.

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

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

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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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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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