From flipping tables to flipping the bird, Revolutions: Records and Rebels is coming to Melbourne, an exhibition that delves deep into the youth culture that rallied against oppression across every area of society in the late 1960’s.

Revolutions: Records and Rebels will take visitors on an immersive ride through the events, voices and technological advancements that defined the cultural and political vanguard of the period. Think anti-Vietnam war protests, the fight for civil rights, the fashion and music of Swinging London, and the recognition of Australia’s first peoples in the 1967 referendum. The late 60’s were a momentous time for a revolution, one that we’ll struggle to emulate for the rest of our days.

In conjunction with the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the exhibition includes more than 500 objects. Highlights on display include John Lennon‘s signature specs, the suit worn on the cover of Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, handwritten lyrics for Lucy In The Sky With DiamondsMick Jagger’s  stage costume, and a guitar once smashed on stage by The Who‘s Pete Townsend.

Throughout the showcase, music will be played through Sennheiser headsets using audio technology that adapts with the visitor as they travel around the gallery. Iconic sounds from Jimi Hendrix’s set at Woodstock to Bob Dylan’s The Times Are a-Changin’ and much more are included to fully immerse you into the exhibition.

Image source: London V&A Museum

Revolutions: Records and Rebels offers an unmissable chance to traverse the foundations of our present. In the words of Hunter S. Thompson, “Buy the ticket, take the ride.”

Revolutions: Records and Rebels  runs from 27 April – 25 August 2019 at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton.

Buy tickets here.