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V&A announce all-night admissions for final weeks of Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibition

The exhibition will be open all hours for the final two weekends.

Friday 03 July 2015 10:11 BST
A McQueen design in the current show, Savage Beauty
A McQueen design in the current show, Savage Beauty

The V&A has this morning announced that for the first time ever it will be open throughout the night for visitors wanting to see the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition.

Round-the-clock admissions will run for the final two weekends to accommodate the demand for visitors wanting to see the exhibition before it closes next month.

With all pre-bookable tickets sold out, the move which amounts to another 12,000 tickets has been made to ensure all those wanting to see the exhibition will have the opportunity over the next few weeks.

Night tickets will be available to book for visits from Friday 24th July to 10pm on Sunday 26th and again the following weekend from Friday 31st July to the close of the exhibit on Sunday 2nd August at 11pm.

345,000 people have visited the exhibition which examines the work of visionary British designer Alexander McQueen, since it opened in March, making it the most visited exhibition at the museum for a decade.

“We knew that Savage Beauty would be very popular, but the response has been even greater than we imagined. It is an extraordinary exhibition and I urge anyone who has not yet visited, wherever they are in the world, to make a trip to the V&A to experience this very special show." commented Martin Roth, Director of the V&A.

"It is not going on tour to other venues so our aim is to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to see it by opening through the night for the last two weekends. This will be the first time we have opened the V&A around the clock and we certainly think it is an event worth getting out of bed for.”

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