Rock ‘n’ Roll with Me
Reopens on 18 May 2021 to 23 January 2022
We plan to reopen Brighton Museum and the exhibition on Tuesday 18 May 2021. See our Covid-19 FAQ for more information. All dates are subject to government guidelines, which may change.
Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 9 April 2021. Tickets will initially be released for the period 18 May to 20 June 2021. Visit our Admission Charges page for prices and information on how to book.
An exhibition of unique photographs taken by David Bowie’s close friend and travelling companion Geoff MacCormack between 1973-76.
From Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the ground-breaking Diamond Dogs’ tour across the USA, Japan and the UK via Russia (on the Trans Siberian Express) to Bowie’s first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the recording of Station to Station, this exhibition of intimate photographs, gives a glimpse of a close friendship, and life on the road with one of the greatest rock stars of all time.
The exhibition includes recently rediscovered and never previously seen images of Bowie alongside rarely seen film footage shot by Bowie of the May Day Parade in Moscow, 1973, film of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, and a specially created exhibition playlist.
Admission to the museum and Bowie / MacCormack exhibition
Brighton & Hove resident Adult £5.50 (Proof of adult residence required at museum entrance. Applies only to those living in postcodes BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41 and students studying at Brighton or Sussex University).
Brighton & Hove resident Child £3
Non-resident Adult £12.00
Non-resident Child (5-18) £6.60
2 adults with up to 2 children £30.60
1 adult with up to 2 children £18.60
The exhibition poster and other items can be purchased in the museum or through our online shop.
A free web app is available to accompany this exhibition. Listen to Geoff MacCormack tell the story behind some of the featured photographs, and enjoy a Spotify soundtrack inspired by the display. It also features audio versions of the main exhibition text panels and audio descriptions of some of the key photos in the gallery.
The app can be used on any phone which can access the web and does not need to be downloaded. Although designed for use in the gallery, you can enjoy it at home as a taster for the exhibition.
If you are planning on using it in the museum, please bring along a pair of headphones.