Museum exhibitions in London May 2017

Museums in London in May

Our guide to museum exhibitions in London during May 2017.

Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum's 'Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care' exhibition will look at medicine during the Battle of the Somme.
Museum exhibition in London at Imperial War Museum

Free

to Imperial War Museum The Imperial War Museum will be putting on an exhibition by Edmund Clark, exploring State control and the War on Terror.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

 

to Natural History Museum Collect evidence around the Natural History Museum and become a CSI for a night, during "Crime Scene Live".
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

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to Natural History Museum Re-live the movie 'Night At The Museum' by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!
 
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" returns to the Natural History Museum, with an exhibition of the the top 100 nature photos.
Museum exhibition in London at Natural History Museum

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Natural History Museum Re-live Ben Stiller's "Night At The Museum" movie, with an adult-only sleep-over at the Natural History Museum.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Star Wars at O2 Arena

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to O2 Arena 'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
Museum exhibition in London at British Library

to British Library The British Library will be celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday with an exhibition of character portraits by Sir Quentin Blake.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Churchill War Rooms

 

Churchill War Rooms Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms, and experience Winston Churchill's wartime bunker from behind the glass.
Museum exhibition in London at Sir John Soane’s Museum

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Sir John Soane’s Museum On the first Tuesday of each month they open Sir John Soane's Museum in the evening, bathed in atmospheric candlelight.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Old Operating Theatre

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Old Operating Theatre Enjoy a demonstration of 19th-century surgery, held in the confines of the Old Operating Theatre at St. Thomas's Hospital.
Museum exhibition in London at Science Museum

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to Science Museum The Science Museum will be exploring the last 500 years of robots, with over 100 robots on display, plus 12 working models.
 
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

 

to British Museum The British Museum will be exploring the American Dream, using prints from the likes of Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
Museum exhibition in London at Victoria & Albert Museum

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to V&A 'Their Mortal Remains' is a huge new exhibition at the V&A about one of the most influential bands in rock: Pink Floyd.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum Walk around Charles Dickens' Bloomsbury home after hours, lit with lamps and candles, and with a candlelight bar,
Museum exhibition in London at Benjamin Franklin House

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to Benjamin Franklin House Enjoy a candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House after hours, home to one of America's Founding Fathers.
 
Museum exhibition in London at Bank of England Museum

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Bank of England Museum Spend an evening at the Bank of England Museum, when they take part in the London-wide 'Museums at Night' event.
Museum exhibition in London at British Museum

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to British Museum The British Museum will be putting on an exhibition of works by Japanese artist Hokusai, most famous for his 'Great Wave'.
 

We don’t have any more museum exhibitions, but how about these other days out in May?

Walking in Charles Dickens’ footsteps around LondonMay 2017Explore some of the streets and locations that influenced Charles Dickens, in the company of Dickens expert Richard Jones.

A night of science, with Professor Brian CoxMay 2017Join Professor Brian Cox for a science stage-show and interview, whisking us through time and space to the edges of the cosmos.

Playwright Alan Ayckbourn — talking about his careerMay 2017Alan Ayckbourn will be talking about his long and successful career as a playwright with the Sunday Times writer, Peter Kemp.

Giacometti exhibition, at the Tate ModernMay 2017The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Giacometti.

Michael Palin talking about his favourite paintingsMay 2017Michael Palin will be revealing his favourite paintings at the National Gallery, and discussing what they mean to him.

Alan Bennett, talking to Nicholas HytnerMay 2017Celebrated playwright Alan Bennett will be interviewing Nicholas Hytner about his time as director at the National Theatre.

L’elisir d’amore — at the Royal Opera HouseMay 2017Donizetti’s comedy opera “L’elisir d’amore” tells the story of Nemorino, who tries to woo his love with a fake love potion.

The night sky tonight (planetarium show)May 2017The Royal Observatory’s daily “Sky Tonight” show at the Planetarium will show you what will be visible in the sky tonight.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show, at the Royal HospitalMay 2017The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the gardening equivalent of Ascot, held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital.

 
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