Inside the Museum

May I take pictures, video and sound recordings at the exhibition?
Unfortunately, that is not allowed, since the owners of the objects have not released their rights. You can buy a tangible souvenir of the exhibition at the museum shop.

Do I still have to check in at the ticket counter of the museum if I have an e-ticket?
No. You can skip the ticket counter and go straight to ticket inspections at the foot of the staircase. Inside the museum, your ticket is checked twice: once at the foot of the staircase, where you present either your printed e-ticket or the QR code on your mobile telephone or tablet; your ticket for David Bowie is is scanned at the actual entrance of the exhibition. Note: if you own a membership card such as a Friends of the Groninger Museum Pass, ICOM Pass, Rembrandt Card, Young people’s Cultural Pass CJP or a Student Card, please present it at the entrance hall of the museum.

Will I have to wait in line?
You may have to stand in line. Of course, we will do our best to make your wait as short as possible. You can use the free Wi-Fi in the museum while you wait.

Can I visit the rest of the museum as well?
Yes, you are welcome to visit the other exhibitions in the museum, however you are not allowed to interrupt your tour of the exhibition David Bowie is to do so. Please note that during opening hours in the evening only David Bowie is and Joris Laarman Lab are open.

Are there any guided tours?
No. Each visitor receives a headset that will allow them to individually listen to audio fragments in the exhibition and follow the unique audio system of Sennheiser. You can, however, book a tour for one of the other exhibitions in the Groninger Museum.

Is the exhibition open on holidays?
Yes, the exhibition is open to the public on 25 December, 26 December and 1 January from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Is the exhibition open to the public on Mondays?
The exhibition David Bowie is is open to the public on Mondays during school holidays only: 21 and 28 December, and 22 and 29 February from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Groninger Museum is closed to the public on all other Mondays.

Can I have something to eat or drink at the museum?
Yes, after you’ve seen the exhibition you can visit the Bowie Café in the last room of the David Bowie is exhibition. Please visit our Mendini Restaurant for an exclusive David Bowie is menu. The Mendini Restaurant is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as evenings from Wednesday through Saturday.

May I leave the exhibition David Bowie is to eat something outside the museum and then come back in again?
No, not in this particular case, and that is because you are issued a headset. The David Bowie is exhibition will take 1.5 hours on average.