David Bowie is to stay open on Saturday evenings

January 14th 2016

The Groninger Museum has expanded the opening hours of its exhibition David Bowie is in light of the great demand for tickets. The museum will stay open until 10pm on Saturday evenings (last entry at 9pm) until the exhibition ends on 13 March. Visitors are urged to book tickets online in advance at www.davidbowie-groningen.nl to avoid disappointment, as tickets at the door may sell out.

Overwhelming interest
The public has shown great interest in David Bowie is; 40,000 people have visited the exhibition since it opened in December. On Monday 11 January, the day Bowie’s death was announced, 15,000 people bought tickets online, and 7,000 more had booked the next day. Because of the overwhelming interest in the exhibition, purchasers may be placed in an online queue. This does not mean tickets are sold out; plenty are still available.

Condolence book
The exhibition and the months of preparation leading up to it has made us here at the Groninger Museum feel as if we have lost a personal friend. The staff of the museum sympathise with his family, friends and fans. Visitors may sign a condolence book in the lobby of the Groninger Museum.

Visiting the exhibition
People wishing to visit David Bowie is are advised to buy tickets online in advance at www.davidbowie-groningen.nl. Those who have not booked risk arriving at the museum to find that day’s tickets sold out. We expect large numbers of visitors and possible queues, particularly at weekends. We therefore suggest visiting on a weekday if possible.


Note for Editors
For more information and visual material, please contact the Groninger Museum:
Karina Smrkovsky at ksmrkovksy@groningermuseum.nl or call +31 50 3666 512.
Regina Zwaagstra at rzwaagstra@groningermuseum.nl or call +31 50 3666 510.