Step into a World of Wonder: An 11-Year-Old’s Journey Through Van Gogh The Immersive Experience
Nestled snugly in a former 19th-century stable building, right across from the iconic Old Spitalfields Market, is an artistic wonderland just waiting to be explored. Dalila Letaief, an enthusiastic 11-year-old art aficionado, takes us on a journey of the Van Gogh The Immersive Experience with this detailed review. This larger-than-life exhibit, spanning over 1000 square meters, invites visitors to dive headfirst into the enchanting universe of Vincent van Gogh.
On May 1st, 2023, I visited Van Gogh The Immersive Experience as part of my birthday surprises and was given a special VIP tickets wish includes the virtual reality room and a free poster.
The two sections I like the most are:
- the VR experience
- the 360 degree digital show
Both these sections are definitely the major parts in this exhibition. At the entry there is a nice display of sunflowers and many portraits by Van Gogh. Then before the sensory experiences there are frames and wall displays introducing the artists and it’s work. There is even a real display of its famous bedroom painting with real furniture.
The 360 degree digital show is a sensory room with sounds and projections all around about Van Gogh paintings. It’s relaxing and is a place one might find hard to leave. The garden chairs, benches and floor sitting areas are giving relaxing vibes. The music and the digital display of Van Gogh arts are really worth the visit.
Not only you can enjoy the display but you can also do some art in a room dedicated to colour your own version of Van Gogh prints and then have it projected on the wall. However on the day we visited despite following the steps to have my art projected the projector did not work. Many others tried and it was not working for them neither. This is a bit disappointed but the exhibition itself was such a great experience that this problem with the projector did not ruin our overall experience.
What I did not like very much are the stairs, this is not really about the exhibition itself but more about the venue chosen for it. Those stairs are not very child friendly and can be especially hard for younger kids, also they can be a turn off for wheelchair and pram users. I don’t actually see how they can even access some part of this exhibition and that is not very inclusive. Maybe another building would have made this fantastic exhibition opened to a wider public.
Based on my experience I would definitely recommend this exhibition, it’s stunning, interactive and relaxing.
To book tickets to the Van Gogh The Immersive Experience, click here. Open Monday-Sunday (closed Tuesday).