Skateboard - Design Museum

SKATEBOARD – Design Museum Exhibition

20 October 2023 – 2 June 2024

The inaugural exhibition in the UK to chronicle the design evolution of skateboards, spanning from the 1950s to the contemporary era, tells a compelling tale of design innovation, enhanced performance, and the growth of tight-knit skateboarding communities.

Furthermore, the exhibition boasts an intriguing addition – an authentic skate ramp, providing skateboard enthusiasts with an opportunity to ride within the hallowed halls of a renowned museum, and become an integral part of thousands of visitors’ exhibition encounters. Details on how to secure your booking can be found below.

This groundbreaking exhibition not only showcases the visual history of skateboard design but also invites visitors to experience the sport’s core essence through an interactive skate ramp, ensuring a truly unique and unforgettable museum visit.

What to Expect

The “Skateboard” exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the rich history of skateboard design, tracing its evolution from the 1950s to the present day. From its humble homemade beginnings to the cutting-edge professional and technologically advanced models we see today built in 3D software like Rhino, this exhibition presents an in-depth exploration of skateboard design, marking the first of its kind in the UK. The exhibition has been thoughtfully curated and designed by Jonathan Olivares, an author, designer, and skateboard enthusiast, in collaboration with Converse.

The “Skateboard” exhibition promises a truly immersive and educational experience, inviting visitors to delve into the captivating world of skateboarding’s past, present, and future. Whether you’re an enthusiast, a design connoisseur, or simply curious about the cultural and technical evolution of skateboarding, this exhibition offers a unique and engaging perspective on this iconic sport.

Tickets available here

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