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Meet Vincent van Gogh – London

  • Duration Duration Approx 90 minutes.
  • Start Time Start Time Entry available every 30 minutes
  • E-Ticket E-Ticket Accepted
Highlights
  • Journey through Van Gogh’s life and work with this immersive multi-sensory experience 
  • An award-winning exhibition using cutting edge audiovisual techniques
  • Take a selfie in van Gogh's famous bedroom and see the 3D Yellow House 
  • Audio guides steer you through the Dutch artist's fascinating life
  • Take an art lesson by the man himself
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Description

Created by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and co-organised by Golden Tours in London, Meet Vincent van Gogh is the award winning exhibition offering an immersive and emotional look into the fascinating life of this posthumously groundbreaking artist.

During a visit to this unique exhibition, visitors will become completely absorbed in the life of Vincent van Gogh. You can touch everything in the exhibit; feel close up reproductions of van Gogh’s paintings and examine the brushstrokes to better understand his technique, see a 3D recreation of the Yellow House, take a selfie on his bed in a life size reconstruction of his painting The Bedroom, pull up a seat at The Potato Eaters table, and take a lesson in painting given by Vincent van Gogh himself! Touch, look at and listen to detailed elements of van Gogh’s life and truly get inside the mind of the misunderstood genius. This is an entirely accessible experience that is not just for the artistic elite, beautifully curated so that children, adults, artists, and those new to van Gogh will be moved and inspired.

Born in The Netherlands in 1853, Vincent van Gogh encountered many challenges throughout his life, including mental health issues, testing relationships, and a lack of recognition for his art.

Despite his many troubles, Vincent managed to produce some of the most iconic and revered art works of our time. Van Gogh only managed to sell one painting out of the 900 he produced during his life time, but in his death he is canonised and considered an unrivalled genius. In 1990, a-hundred years after his death, Portrait of Dr. Gachet sold at Christie’s auction house for $82.5 million, at the time the most expensive piece of art ever purchased.

Many only think of van Gogh in the context of a certain incident involving an ear and a knife, but this legacy does the great artist a disservice. His heavy, expressive brush strokes and method of often painting from memory (Starry Night) resulted in exceptionally emotional pieces, which many millions of people find personal meaning in today.

Meet Vincent van Gogh is a continuation of the original world first at the van Gogh Museum in The Netherlands, a sensory experience allowing visitors an immersive look in to the life of the troubled genius, and how Vincent’s emotions found their way on to the canvas. The Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience ends with an incredibly poignant section entitled ‘Success’, a digital and interactive complete collection of Vincent van Gogh’s life’s work – the only one of its kind.   

Let your complementary audio guide steer you through the exhibition, with an additional guide specifically for children to get the most out of the experience.

The exhibit is fully disabled friendly with wheelchair access and visual written content.

 “The audio guide was just like living people, the voices spoke to me like they were
my friends, and I felt like I knew these people. It was very unique, very pleasant.”
 

- KBS News (South Korea) (excerpt from an interview with a visitor)

“Meet Vincent Van Gogh is an interactive, magical and surprising exhibition to
enter the world of the well-known artist in a different way.”

 - La Razón (Spain)


Closure Announcement

Following the government’s recent advice to avoid any unnecessary social contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with regret that we have taken the difficult decision to close the Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience until 31st March 2020

The Meet Vincent van Gogh team are operating according to the advice issued by the British Government. The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff has always been our top priority and, although disappointing, we are facing unprecedented times and feel this is the most responsible route to take in support of the attempts to control the virus in the UK.

Any bookings scheduled for visits during the closure will be refunded. Alternatively, we can hold your booking until a later date and will be in contact as soon as we have reopened to arrange the reallocation of your tickets.

Additional Information

What You Get


  • Entry to the Meet Vincent van Gogh exhibit
  • A full audio guide – available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Korean
  • A specially adapted audio guide for children

What You Don’t Get


  • Transportation to and from the event 
  • If required, there is a charge of £2 to use the small lockers and £3 for larger lockers 
Please Note:
  • You can touch everything in the exhibit!
  • Your tickets cannot be cancelled, but can be amended 48 prior to the entry.
  • There are a limited number of people that can enter the exhibition at any one time. 
  • Ticket price includes a £1.50 booking fee
  • Allocated time slots are given for each ticket booked to avoid overcrowding
  • School groups can only attend between Monday – Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm
  • Student rates are available for people aged 13 years to 18 years. Over 18s require an Adult ticket. 
  • Under 2’s go for free, but please book an infant ticket for each. 
  • Due to large bags not being allowed in the exhibition, lockers are available at a charge of £2 for a small locker and £3 for a large locker.
  • This exhibit does not include any original art work
  • If you are travelling with a carer, please call 0207 2337 030 to book
  • The experience will close completely 90 minutes after last entry
Venue Information

Meet Vincent van Gogh
Doon Street Car Park, Upper Ground, SE1 9PP (Behind the National Theatre)

Nearest Tube Stations: Waterloo & Southwark 
Nearest Train Stations: Waterloo East & Blackfriars  

 
Activity Code : MVVG