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From the big-hitters to the small, specialist sites, London's crammed full of museums, most of which are free to all. Interactive displays, tours and, in particular, events for children and families are de rigeur for most of the larger museums and it's easy to spend a whole day just strolling, perusing and stopping for tea and cake breaks in the museum's cafe.

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British Museum

The spectacular British Museum building is home to a vast collection of world artefacts

Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3DG

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Russell Square Station, Holborn Station

 
 

The British Museum's Great Court with its magnificent glass and steel roof by Sir Norman Foster is an exhibition piece in itself. And, like most of the galleries in the museum, it's free to wander around and look up at in awe. In fact, over seven million objects from all over the world are housed in this impressive museum of human history and culture (many of the artifacts are stored underneath the museum due to lack of space). Founded in 1753, displays ranging from prehistoric to modern times were primarily based on the collections of physician and scientist, Sir Hans Sloane. Notable objects - all of which can be seen without spending a cent - include the Parthenon Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures, and the Portland Vase. With such a wealth of objects to discover you may want to sign up for one of the free events that regularly take place including talks, films, performances and discussions.

 
 

Events at British Museum

Japanese Woodblock Printing
Now OnFree Event

25th May to 16th July 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Japanese Woodblock Printing British Museum 2017-05-252017-07-16 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums

A display revealing the processes behind the ancient Japanese art form, prominent in the country during the Edo period, and featuring a full-colour ukiyo-e triptych by Kunisada.

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th May to 13th August 2017 | Adult £12, concession £10, under 16s Free

 
Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave British Museum 2017-05-252017-08-13 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums
Where The Thunderbird Lives: Cultural Resilience On The Northwest Coast Of North America
OngoingFree Event

3rd May to 27th August 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Where The Thunderbird Lives: Cultural Resilience On The Northwest Coast Of North America British Museum 2017-05-032017-08-27 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums
Living Histories: Contemporary Arab Artists
OngoingFree Event

28th June to 22nd October 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Living Histories: Contemporary Arab Artists British Museum 2017-06-282017-10-22 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums
Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories
OngoingFree Event

11th May to 15th October 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Desire, Love, Identity: Exploring LGBTQ Histories British Museum 2017-05-112017-10-15 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums
Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950
OngoingFree Event

23rd February to 27th August 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Places Of The Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850-1950 British Museum 2017-02-232017-08-27 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums
Advanced Drawing Class With Jonathan Ellis
On Soon

Friday 30th June and Friday 7th July 2017 - 10.30am-12.30pm | £50

 
Advanced Drawing Class With Jonathan Ellis British Museum 2017-06-022017-07-07 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts.

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Bank of England Museum

The UK's central bank has a long and complicated history dating back to 1694

Bartholomew Lane, City, London, EC2R 8AH

Tube: Bank Station , Cannon Street Station, Mansion House Station, Moorgate Station, Monument Station

 
 

Housed within the Bank of England, this museum traces the history of the bank from its foundation by Royal Charter in 1694 to its role today as the nation's central bank. There are gold bars dating from ancient times to the modern market bar, coins, and a unique collection of banknotes. There are also many items you might not expect to find - pikes and muskets used to defend the bank, Roman pottery and mosaics uncovered when it was rebuilt in 1930, and documents relating to famous customers such as Horatio Nelson, George Washington and the Duchess of Marlborough.

 
 

Events at Bank of England Museum

Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature
On SoonFree Event

19th July 2017 to 29th June 2018 - 10am-5pm | Free

 
Stories From The City: The Bank Of England In Literature Bank of England Museum 2017-07-192018-06-29 Where:
Bank of England Museum, Bartholomew Lane London, EC2R 8AH
Category: Museums
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The British Library

Full of literary treasures and fascinating facts, plus plenty of quiet corners for book-browsing

96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London, NW1 2DB

Tube: King's Cross Station , Euston Station

 
 

With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, and a host of historically momentous works - including the Magna Carta, the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare's First Folio and the Lindisfarne Gospels - a guided tour around the British Library is essential if you only have time for one visit. This is, after all, the largest public building constructed in the United Kingdom in the 20th century and, as such, warrants a guided tour around its cavernous spaces. While the library has a lot to offer the casual visitor - exhibition galleries (mostly free) special exhibitions, events, films, musical performances and poetry readings - if it's your first visit it's a good idea to let an experienced guide navigate you through the main treasures that call this place home. These guides also really know their stuff and will open your eyes to this gargantuan repository. Of particular interest is the Diamond Sutra, the world's earliest dated printed book, and the only surviving copy of 'Beowulf'. The King's Library - a three-storey glass tower - forms the centre-piece of the building both architecturally and in terms of its historic acquisitions. With 65,000 printed volumes, The King's Library refers to King George III, whose personal collection is on display here. Some of the tours include access to the reading rooms, access to which is usually limited to those with passes. While it is free to explore this iconic building, paying for a tour is more than worth it if you only have a few hours to take everything in.

 
 

Events at British Library

Gay UK: Love, Law And Liberty
OngoingFree Event

2nd June to 19th September 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Gay UK: Love, Law And Liberty British Library 2017-06-022017-09-19 Where:
British Library, 96 Euston Road London, NW1 2DB
Category: Museums
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

28th April to 29th August 2017

 
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths British Library 2017-04-282017-08-29 Where:
British Library, 96 Euston Road London, NW1 2DB
Category: Museums
Comics And Cartoon Art From The Arab World
OngoingFree Event

13th June to 29th October 2017 - Various Times | Free

 
Comics And Cartoon Art From The Arab World British Library 2017-06-132017-10-29 Where:
British Library, 96 Euston Road London, NW1 2DB
Category: Museums
Celebrating The Centenary Of Gwendolyn Brooks
On Soon

Thursday 29th June 2017 - 7pm-9.30pm | £8-£12

 
Celebrating The Centenary Of Gwendolyn Brooks British Library 2017-06-292017-06-29 Where:
British Library, 96 Euston Road London, NW1 2DB
Category: Museums

Literary & Education, Talk.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

20th October 2017 to 28th February 2018 | Tickets go on sale April 3rd.

 
Harry Potter: A History of Magic British Library 2017-10-202018-02-28 Where:
British Library, 96 Euston Road London, NW1 2DB
Category: Museums
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Imperial War Museum

Providing insightful documentation of conflict, from the First World War to the present day

Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London, SE1 6HZ

Tube: Lambeth North Station

 
 

Occupying the former Bethlehem Hospital for the Insane ('Bedlam'), the Imperial War Museum is the national museum of 20th-century conflict. Founded in 1917, it not only contains a fascinating display of the vehicles and weapons of war, but also makes an in-depth study of the social effects of conflict. From the M4 Sherman tank, the V2 rocket and Polaris missile, to the walk-through recreation of a front line trench from the Somme, the Imperial War Museum represents all facets of fighting and its aftermath. Both World Wars are chronicled with thought-provoking displays of painting and poetry from Sassoon to Wilfred Owen, and a reconstructed air raid shelter and Blitzed street from 1940. The sights, sounds and smells have been carefully recreated to really bring the experience to life. Over 15,000 paintings, 120 million feet of cine film and 30,000 posters make this a unique collection.

 
 

Events at IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

27th April to 3rd September 2017

 
Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 2017-04-272017-09-03 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle London, SE1 6HZ
Category: Museums
People Power: Fighting For Peace Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

23rd March to 28th August 2017 | Adult £10, child £5, concession £7, members Free

 
People Power: Fighting For Peace IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 2017-03-232017-08-28 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle London, SE1 6HZ
Category: Museums
Afghanistan: Reflections On Helmand
OngoingFree Event

21st December 2016 to 26th November 2017 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Afghanistan: Reflections On Helmand IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 2016-12-212017-11-26 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle London, SE1 6HZ
Category: Museums
Edmund Clark: War Of Terror
OngoingFree Event

28th July 2016 to 28th August 2017 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Edmund Clark: War Of Terror IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 2016-07-282017-08-28 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle London, SE1 6HZ
Category: Museums
Breast Cancer Care's London At Night Pink Ribbonwalk
On Soon

Saturday 1st July 2017 at 7.15pm, 8.15pm and 9pm | £32.50, child £15

 
Breast Cancer Care's London At Night Pink Ribbonwalk IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle London, SE1 6HZ
Category: Museums

Community & Lifestyle, Charity/Fundraising Event.

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Museum of London

This museum tells the story of the London, from prehistoric times to present day

150 Wall, City, London, EC2Y 5HN

Tube: Barbican Station , St. Paul's Station

 
 

Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day at this modern museum boasting over 1.1 million objects - many rescued from archaeological digs or discovered during building works in the City. A chain of chronological galleries guides visitors through the history of this ancient city; 47,000 objects from Roman London pave the way with buckles, brooches and belt-fittings to the medieval period, 17th-century glassware leads onto vivid Victorian street scenes, interiors and shop fronts. From the skulls of those thought to have been massacred by Queen Boudica to boots worn by the Duke of Wellington, Queen Victoria's Parliamentary robes and paraphernalia from the Suffragettes' Movement, the history of London and its inhabitants is brought back to life with startling intensity. Don't miss fragments of the old London Wall located just outside the museum.

 
 

Events at Museum of London

Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
OngoingFree Event

18th May to 24th September 2017 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours Museum of London 2017-05-182017-09-24 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums
My Point Forward
OngoingFree Event

18th May to 24th September 2017 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
My Point Forward Museum of London 2017-05-182017-09-24 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums
Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now
OngoingFree Event

18th May to 15th October 2017 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Niall McDiarmid: Here And Now Museum of London 2017-05-182017-10-15 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums
Morning Explorers (ASC friendly)
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 1st July 2017 - 8.30am-10am | Free

 
Morning Explorers (ASC friendly) Museum of London 2017-07-012017-07-01 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event.

The London Salon: Emotion
On Soon

Tuesday 11th July 2017 - 7pm-10pm | £15, mems £12, concs £11

 
The London Salon: Emotion Museum of London 2017-07-112017-07-11 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums

Literary & Education, Talk.

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National Maritime Museum | Queen's House | Royal Observatory

The world's largest Maritime Museum is situated in the Greenwich World Heritage site

Park Row, London, SE10 9NF

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 
 

  • National Maritime Museum
Located in the heart of historic Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum houses the most important collection of objects relating to the history of Britain at sea. The collection dates back to 1823 when a National Gallery of Naval Art was established, featuring some 300 portraits, paintings and artefacts. The museum occupies a former asylum and hospital school, and enjoys fantastic views of the Thames from its elevated position. With the addition of the covered Neptune Court, the museum now boasts galleries dealing with topics ranging from navigation, naval exploits and Nelson, to exploration, the ecology of the sea and emigration. Visitors can try their hand at signalling and gunnery, explore the expansion of the Empire or just revel at the power, majesty and romance of the sea through poetry, painting and photography. Admission to the Museum is free, but you may want to splash out on tickets to the Cutty Sark or an exhibition.
  • Queen's House
As far as royal residences go this is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by colonnades. Its understated appearance, however, belies its immense historical significance. Built in 1616 by Inigo Jones for Anne of Denmark - the wife of James I - Queen's House was the first neo-classical building seen in England. Originally conceived as a hunting lodge and addition to the Palace of Greenwich, it also acted as a bridge spanning the public road to Deptford, which divided the park in two. Despite revolutionising Jacobean architecture the house, itself, didn't get finished until 1635 when it became home to Charles I and his Queen, Henrietta Maria. The house went on to survive tumultuous times. Queen Anne died before it was completed, shortly after Civil War broke out and Oliver Cromwell stripped the Stuarts of the residence and its many treasures. It is now used by the National Maritime Museum to exhibit paintings of illustrious seafarers and historic Greenwich. The Stuart 'Tulip Staircase', purported as the first spiral staircase in Britain, has been reinstated and takes its name from the beautiful floral patterning on the wrought-iron balustrade. Some faded painted panels remain on the ceiling of the royal bedchamber while the cuboid Great Hall is swathed in impressive computer-enhanced copies of Gentileschi frescos. For the valiant among you, Queen's House is notoriously haunted and photos of shrouded figures ascending the spiral stairs are thought to be legitimate. Admission to the house is free.
  • Royal Observatory
This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich Meridian - the base point for World Time and the site of Longitude 0. If you time it right, you can watch the timeball drop at 1pm each day. The National Maritime Museum, at this site since 1937, and Royal Observatory have accumulated over 2 million objects about the sea, ships, astronomy and time. Visitors can also see the Astronomer Royal's apartments, the famous Harrison timekeepers (1735-60) with computer simulations, intricate instruments, Wren's Octagon Room and the largest refracting telescope in Britain. In 2007 the 15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat, state-of-the-art facility replaces the small and out of date planetarium in the dome of the South Building. Admission to the Observatory's Astronomy Centre is free, but if you want access to other areas and the Peter Harrison Planetarium there will be small fee.

 
 
 

Natural History Museum

Educational, exciting and larger than life. The Natural History Museum is truly unforgettable

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD

Tube: South Kensington Station , Gloucester Road Station

 
 

An 8-metre long giant squid, a walrus from Hudson Bay overstuffed by a London taxidermist in the 1880s, the skeleton of a Triceratops, a life-size Blue Whale and a sea cow are just a few of the 70 million items to call this exciting, interactive, life and earth science museum home. The permanent galleries show exhibitions on topics as diverse as: Dinosaurs - the ultimate prehistoric exhibition; Creepy-Crawlies - guaranteed to have you scratching in seconds; Human Biology - the must-see exhibition about the evolution of the species; and The Power Within - an examination of the earthquake experience. The Vault - a permanent exhibition of gems and rare meteorites - contains some famous, historic and priceless jewels. For those wanting to explore further a visit to The Darwin Centre is highly recommended. Book in for one of their free regular lectures and demonstrations and you'll see the how the museum's work is not just about preserving the past but conserving for the future. In warmer months the tranquil wildlife garden (open April to October), offers a further free attraction where you can get closer to nature. All galleries are free, although you may have to pay for some temporary exhibitions.

 
 

Events at Natural History Museum

Sensational Butterflies Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

31st March to 17th September 2017 | £5.85 (Adult, Child and concession), £19.80 (Family)

 
Sensational Butterflies Natural History Museum 2017-03-312017-09-17 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

21st October 2016 to 10th September 2017 | £10.50-£13.50 (Adult), £6.30-£8 (Child and concession), £27-£36.90 (Family)

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 Natural History Museum 2016-10-212017-09-10 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums
The Art Of British Natural History
OngoingFree Event

22nd May 2017 to 1st July 2018 - 10am-5.50pm | Free

 
The Art Of British Natural History Natural History Museum 2017-05-222018-07-01 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums
After-School Club For Grown-Ups
On Soon

Friday 7th July 2017 - 7pm-1am | After-school Club only £30, mems £27, Silent Disco only £22, mems £19.80

 
After-School Club For Grown-Ups Natural History Museum 2017-07-072017-07-07 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums

Unleash your inner schoolchild at this adults-only after hours event complete with house games, painting, a modelling clay session and an inflatable planetarium.

Whales: Beneath the surface On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

14th July to 1st October 2017

 
Whales: Beneath the surface Natural History Museum 2017-07-142017-10-01 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums
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Science Museum

Full of hands-on exhibits and mind-boggling artefacts, plus a 3D IMAX Cinema

Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 

Home to one of the world's most magnificent collections of science, industry, technology and medicine, the Science Museum is one of London's most hands-on and interactive museums. Funded by the profits of the Great Exhibition of 1851, it started life in the 19th century as part of Prince Albert's grand scheme to promote industrial technology. Today, it occupies a purpose-built building and contains some 300,000 objects, covering the entire history of Western science, technology and medicine. Displays are designed to encourage interaction with certain areas aimed at specific age groups. In the Launchpad gallery, for example, visitors are invited to learn about forces and motion with exhibits that make physics fun for children aged between 8 and 14 years. There's a whole host of scientific things to discover, from how aircraft are built to morphing your face to see how you'll look in 10 years' time. The monthly Science Museum Lates are also free - offering adults a chance to enjoy the museum free of charge as well as free from marauding kids.

 
 

Events at Science Museum

Science Museum Lates in collaboration with Pride in London Festival
Free Event

Wednesday 28th June 2017 - 6.45pm-10pm | Free

 
Science Museum Lates in collaboration with Pride in London Festival Science Museum 2017-06-282017-06-28 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums

Attractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction.

Robots Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

8th February to 3rd September 2017 | £15, concs £13

 
Robots Science Museum 2017-02-082017-09-03 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums
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Sir John Soane's Museum

Take a stroll through time at Sir John Soane's extraordinary home

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London, WC2A 3BP

Tube: Holborn Station , Chancery Lane Station

 
 

An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, this extraordinary house elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking in nooks and crannies within the sprawling rooms and halls of neo-classical architect Sir John Soane's former residence are over 30,000 architectural drawings and antiquities. Works by Turner, Canaletto and Piranesi feature in the painting collection, with William Hogarth's eight canvasses of 'A Rake's Progress' forming the centre-piece. Each of the many spaces in this museum has its own strong identity and appeal. From the domed ceiling of the Breakfast Room and the Gothic library, to the study with its Roman architectural fragments and the two courtyards crammed with ancient stonework, this is a house of diversity and architectural merit. One of the most intriguing rooms is the Picture Gallery. Here, Canaletto's magnificent Riva degli Schiavoni, looking West, takes centre stage. Look out for the alabaster Egyptian Sarcophagus of Seti I dated 1370 BC appropriately located in the basement 'Sepulchral Chamber'.

 
 

Events at Sir John Soane's Museum

Marc Quinn: Drawn From Life
OngoingFree Event

28th March to 23rd September 2017 - 10am-5pm | Free

 
Marc Quinn: Drawn From Life Sir John Soane's Museum 2017-03-282017-09-23 Where:
Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields London, WC2A 3BP
Category: Museums
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Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum

Expansive, elegant. Spend a day browsing the V&A's art and design collections

Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 

With over 145 galleries to explore and over 4 million items, the V&A is one of the most influential museums of decorative and applied arts in the world. It was originally founded in 1852, with the aim of enthusing and educating British manufacturers and designers. It is now home to a stunning collection of European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. The gallery also houses the national collection of the art of photography, the oldest photography collection in the world. Visitors can delve into the fascinating dress collection that features samples from historical dress to 21st-century haute-couture or examine the celebrated Arts and Crafts interiors of the Morris and Gamble Rooms. The gallery is often cited as housing the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture outside Italy, while the British Galleries - which opened to great acclaim in November 2001 - are unique in their exploration of British design from Chippendale to Morris, Adam to Mackintosh. Highlights include the Great Bed of Ward as mentioned in Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', and James II's wedding suit. The building itself - a mix of Victorian and Edwardian design - also presents a truly formidable display. The Cast Courts (two great halls housing the museum's impressive collection of plaster casts), in particular, form a major focal point of the museum - with their high glass roof, elevated corridors and walkways.

 
 

Events at Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

13th May to 1st October 2017 | £20-£24

 
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2017-05-132017-10-01 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains
Ongoing

13th May to 1st October 2017 - Various Times | £20-£24

 
Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2017-05-132017-10-01 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

27th May 2017 to 18th February 2018

 
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2017-05-272018-02-18 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Rachel Kneebone
OngoingFree Event

1st April 2017 to 14th January 2018 - Various Times | Free

 
Rachel Kneebone Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2017-04-012018-01-14 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
High Renaissance To Baroque: 1500-1720
Ongoing

28th June, 5th July and 12th July 2017 - 11.10am-3.30pm | £1950, concs £1600

 
High Renaissance To Baroque: 1500-1720 Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2016-09-212017-07-12 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
London Life And Times: Medieval To Modern 1066-2000
Ongoing

28th June, 5th July and 12th July 2017 - 11.10am-3.30pm | £1950.00, concs £1600.00

 
London Life And Times: Medieval To Modern 1066-2000 Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2016-09-212017-07-12 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Silver Speaks
OngoingFree Event

27th Jun to 2nd Jul 2017 - 10am-5.45pm | Free

 
Silver Speaks Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2016-03-082017-07-02 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
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Design Museum

This striking museum has a free, permanent exhibition as well as regular free pop-up shows.

224-238 Kensington High Street, Bankside, London, W8 6AG

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 

In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long-standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. Within the collection - which started in 1982 as the pioneering Boilerhouse Project in the V&A - are designs that have shaped the modern world from fashion to furniture, product and graphic design, digital media, transport and architecture. The collections, both permanent and temporary, trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. The permanent exhibition and regular pop-up shows are free to visit.

 
 

Events at Design Museum

Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

28th June to 24th September 2017

 
Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour Design Museum 2017-06-282017-09-24 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
Category: Museums
Breathing Colour: Hella Jongerius
Ongoing

28th June to 15th October 2017 | phone for prices

 
Breathing Colour: Hella Jongerius Design Museum 2017-06-282017-10-15 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
Category: Museums
California Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

24th May to 15th October 2017

 
California Design Museum 2017-05-242017-10-15 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
Category: Museums
California: Designing Freedom
Ongoing

24th May to 15th October 2017 - 10am-5pm | £14.50, child £7.25, NUS/concs £10.75, Art pass £7.25, family £21.75 & £32.50

 
California: Designing Freedom Design Museum 2017-05-242017-10-15 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
Category: Museums
The Design Museum Market
Free Event

1st December 2017 at 12noon-8pm & 2nd and 3rd December 2017 at 10am-6pm | Free

 
The Design Museum Market Design Museum 2017-12-012017-12-03 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
Category: Museums

Designers / Makers bring 50 leading contemporary designers to the museum for a three-day market just in time for Christmas.

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