A Tim Burton Exhibition Is Coming To The Design Museum In 2024

A Tim Burton Exhibition Is Coming To The Design Museum In 2024
A drawing of crazy looking fish about to eat a tiny planet Earth
See artworks, storyboards and costume designs by Tim Burton. © Tim Burton

An exhibit that dives into the personal archives of director, writer and artist Tim Burton is coming to London next autumn.

Tim Burton is the mastermind behind such films as The Corpse Bride, Edward Scissorhands, and the Londoncentric Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; and The World of Tim Burton — which arrives at the Design Museum in Kensington at the end of October 2024 — will immerse visitors in the filmmaker's creative psyche, by way of his personal archives.

A black and white portrait of Tim Burton
Glimpse into the imagination of Tim Burton. Image: Steve Schofield

There'll be sketchbooks, sculptural installations, storyboards, paintings and photos, in an exhibit that captures a singular imagination, that's been fizzing with ideas from Burton's childhood right through to present day.

The peripatetic exhibition has been globetrotting for almost 10 years (!) now — which gives you an idea of Burton's universal appeal — but this is the first time it lands in London.

The World of Tim Burton, Design Museum 25 October 2024-21 April 2025

Last Updated 16 November 2023