Taylor Swift's belongings on display at London museum

Taylor Swift is opening up her personal archive for an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The 34-year-old pop superstar has agreed to lend a collection of items commemorating her music career to the museum to be put on display as part of the Taylor Swift: Songbook Trail which will feature stops showcasing a chapter from her musical evolution.

Kate Bailey, the museum’s senior curator, theatre and performance, said: "We are delighted to be able to display a range of iconic looks worn by Taylor Swift at the V A this summer – each celebrating a chapter in the artist’s musical journey.

"Taylor Swift’s songs – like objects – tell stories, often drawing from art, history and literature. We hope this theatrical trail across the museum will inspire curious visitors to discover more about the performer, her creativity and V A objects."

Items going on display include the black dress worn by Taylor in the video for her song 'Fortnight' and a pair of custom-made cowboy boots she performed in during a tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in 2007.

Many of the items are being put on public display for the first time.

The free exhibition opens at the museum in South Kensington on July 27 and runs until 8 September 2024.

Taylor is currently touring the world with her 'The Eras' shows which recently came to the UK with stops in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Cardiff and London, while she will return to the UK capital for five more dates at Wembley Stadium in August.

The tour landed in Ireland over the weekend (29-30.06.24) and Taylor suffered a technical malfunction which left the singer stranded on a raised platform during her show at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday night (29.06.24).

Video footage posted online showed Taylor being left stuck after the platform she was standing on failed to retract back into the stage while she was performing her track 'The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived'.

One of her dancers - Jan Ravnik - had been standing on another platform which did go down successfully so he made his way across the stage and helped Taylor down. The singer managed to continue with her choreography and finish the song as planned.