This autumn Somerset House presents a major exhibition celebrating our greatest cultural provocateurs and visionaries, examining how ideas rooted in horror have informed the last 50 years of creative rebellion in Britain.
The Horror Show! is a landmark exhibition that invites visitors to journey to the underbelly of Britain’s cultural psyche and look beyond horror as a genre, instead taking it as a reaction to our most troubling times.
Featuring over 200 artworks and culturally significant artefacts from some of our country’s most provocative artists, the exhibition presents an alternative perspective on the last five decades of modern British history in three acts, Monster, Ghost and Witch. Recast as a story of cultural shapeshifting, each section interprets a specific era through the lens of a classic horror archetype with thematically linked contemporaneous and new works.
The exhibition offers a heady ride through the disruption of 1970s punk to the revolutionary potential of modern witchcraft, showing how the anarchic alchemy of horror – its subversion, transgression and the supernatural – can help make sense of the world around us.
The exhibition space will be heated.
Entry is usually £16.50/£12 concessions.
How to claim
Visit the exhibition on Tuesday or Wednesday from 10am to 4pm only to claim free entry. Free entry is not available on any other day.
Please show your Westminster City Save card or proof of address showing you live in the City of Westminster on arrival. Pre-booking is not available.
Terms and conditions
The offer is available in person only and subject to availability. Pre-booking is not available.
Offer available from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.
This offer is available to all Westminster residents, you do not need a Westminster City Save card but can use it as proof of address to claim your free entry.