Manchester’s Hacienda nightclub recreated in new London exhibition

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Parts of Manchester’s legendary Hacienda nightclub have recreated for a new design exhibition.

The exhibition is currently being held in London’s Victoria and Albert museum and features the club’s dancefloor, bollards and trademark striped girders, reports BBC News.

The recreation is part of the museum’s British Design 1948-2012 show, which showcases the iconic design in the UK since the 1948 Olympics. The exhibition features various elements from the club’s design, created by architect Ben Kelly and designer Peter Saville, including the neon Kim Philby Bar sign.

The Hacienda was opened in 1982 by Factory Records founder Tony Wilson and continued to function until 1997 when it closed after the label ran into financial trouble. The club hosted legendary performances from The Smiths and New Order as well as Madonna‘s first ever UK show.

The club was recently celebrated in a book by former New Order bassist Peter Hook, which is titled Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club.

To find out more about the exhibition, visit VAM.ac.uk.

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