A Major Tim Burton Exhibition is Coming to London Next Year

The World of Tim Burton will open at The Design Museum in October 2024

The Design Museum has announced its 2024 exhibition programme and, alongside Barbie and Enzo Mari retrospectives, they’ll be hosting a huge Tim Burton exhibition. Opening next October (just in time for Halloween), The World of Tim Burton will not only explore the filmmaker and animator’s legendary on-screen career, but also his work as an illustrator, painter, photographer and author.

Organised by Jenny He (who recently curated the first comprehensive exhibition dedicated to ‘Pope of Trash’ John Waters at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles), the show comprises pieces from Burton’s personal archive that span the artist’s creative journey from childhood to the present day. Expect to see 500 drawings, paintings, photographs, sketchbooks, props, sculptural installations, storyboards, set designs and more that encapsulate Burton’s distinct style.

Through works from his signature films and projects (including The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories), as well as never-before-exhibited artworks, The World of Tim Burton promises to be a unique look into Burton’s artistic evolution. And while the show has already opened in galleries across the world, this will mark its only-ever showing in the UK – as well as the last stop on its tour. So, fans: mark this one in your calendar.

Opens Fri 25th October 2024
224 – 238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG