A Free Taylor Swift Exhibition Is Coming to the V&A Museum

A total of 14 looks from Taylor Swift’s personal collection will be on display at the upcoming show

A little while ago, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum made headlines when a job ad went live on their website looking for ‘Superfan Advisors’ to be on hand for all things Taylor Swift. Now, they’ve announced that they’ll be opening a new exhibitionTaylor Swift | Songbook Trail – showcasing outfits worn by the 14-time Grammy Award-winning artist.

Launching this July, the trail will feature costumes and accessories on loan from Taylor’s own personal archive which retrace the iconic singer’s career (or, her Eras). Expect to see customised cowboy boots from way back in 2007 alongside pieces from some of her most recent music videos.

The Songbook Trail will explore Taylor’s legacy further through instruments, awards, storyboards and previously unseen archival items.

About the show, Kate Bailey, Senior Curator of Theatre & Performance at the V&A, said: “We are delighted to be able to display a range of iconic looks worn by Taylor Swift at the V&A this summer, each celebrating a chapter in the artist’s musical journey. Taylor Swift’s songs, like objects, tell stories, often drawing from art, history and literature. We hope this theatrical trail across the museum will inspire curious visitors to discover more about the performer, her creativity and V&A objects.”

Swifties, mark this in your diaries.

Key Information

Opening dates | Sat 27th July – Sun 8th September 2024
Address | V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
For more information | vam.ac.uk