Museum exhibitions in London

London has some of the best free museums in the UK. The British Museum are V&A are both world-class. The Natural History Museum and Science Museum are great for kids, and the Imperial War Museum and National Army Museum are good for military enthusiasts. Here’s our complete list of museums in London

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Museum exhibitions in February

Here’s a guide to the best museum exhibitions taking place in London this February

Craig recommends… My personal favourites are the Natural History Museum, Churchill War Rooms and Sir John Soane’s Museum. I also recommend the V&A and Museum of London

Science Museum
free

Superbugs - The Fight For Our Lives

9 Nov 2017 to Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Natural History Museum

Life In The Dark - Natural History Museum

13 Jul 2018 to Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean
Victoria & Albert Museum

Videogames - Design Play & Disrupt

8 Sep 2018 to See how todays blockbuster videogames are created by looking at concept art and large-scale immersive installations
Museum of London Docklands
free

Slavery Culture & Collecting

15 Sep 2018 to This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britains oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Imperial War Museum
free

Moments of Silence - Imperial War Museum

21 Sep 2018 to Moments of Silence uses recordings of the silences captured at Remembrance Services at 11 AM on 11th November
Imperial War Museum
free

Renewal - Life After The First World War

21 Sep 2018 to An exhibition of black and white photos showing the rebuilding and changes that took place after World War I
Science Museum
free

The Last Tsar - Blood And Revolution

21 Sep 2018 to The Science Museum will be exploring the life and death of the Romanovs — the last imperial monarchs of Russia
Imperial War Museum
free

I Was There - Room Of Voices

21 Sep 2018 to Hear the personal stories of the soldiers civilians and children who lived through the Armistice at the end of World War I
Imperial War Museum
free

Mimesis - African Soldier

21 Sep 2018 to An exhibition to commemorate the often unheralded role that African and colonial soldiers played during the First World War
Bank of England Museum
free

Feliks Topolski - Drawing Debden

1 Oct 2018 to The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works
British Museum
free

Witnesses - Emigre medallists in Britain

4 Oct 2018 to A free exhibition that showcases some of the finest examples in the British Museums collection of 70000 medals
Science Museum

The Sun - Living With Our Star

6 Oct 2018 to The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of the life-giving star that sits at the centre of our Solar System
Natural History Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

19 Oct 2018 to Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos
Victorian Surgery Old Operating Theatre at Old Operating Theatre

Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre

A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomass Hospital
Museum of Childhood
free

A Pirates Life For Me

20 Oct 2018 to A child-friendly exhibition about pirates that will take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure and show them some real pirate coins
Churchill War Rooms

Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms

Enjoy a private tour of the Churchill War Rooms and experience Winston Churchills wartime bunker from behind the glass
Somerset House

Good Grief Charlie Brown

25 Oct 2018 to Fans of Charles M Schulz much-loved Peanuts cartoon will want to see the Charlie Brown and Snoopy exhibition at Somerset House
National Army Museum
free

Call in the Cavalry - National Army Museum

25 Oct 2018 to An exhibition about the British Hussars exploring their history and shared traditions with the Hungarian Hussars
Natural History Museum

Adult sleep-over at the Natural History Museum

2 Nov 2018 to Experience the Night At The Museum movie for real with this adult sleep-over at the Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum

Crime Scene Live at the Natural History Museum

5 Nov 2018 to A group event where youll turn into a CSI and collect evidence around the Natural History Museum to solve a murder mystery
British Museum

I am Ashurbanipal - King of Assyria

8 Nov 2018 to The major new exhibition at the British Museum will reveal treasures from the reign of King Ashurbanipal of Assyria
Natural History Museum

Dino Snores for Kids - Natural History Museum sleepover

10 Nov 2018 to Re-live the movie Night At The Museum by spending a whole night inside the Natural History Museum!
Natural History Museum

Yoga class at the Natural History Museum

18 Nov 2018 to Energise your body with an early-morning yoga class followed by a live gong bath at the Natural History Museum
British Library
free

Cats On The Page - British Library

23 Nov 2018 to An exhibition all about cats that explores how they have been portrayed in literature in paintings and on the stage
British Library
free

P G Wodehouse - The Man and His Work

27 Nov to Explore the development of P G Wodehouses writing career with this free exhibition at the British Library
British Museum
free

Reimagining Captain Cook

29 Nov 2018 to The British Museum will be marking the anniversary of Cooks Pacific voyage by looking at it from the Islanders perspective
National Army Museum

Alfred Munnings - Horse artist from World War I

30 Nov 2018 to World War I paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings created when he was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
Natural History Museum

Silent Disco at the Natural History Museum

25 Jan to Put on some headphones at the Natural History Museum and dance along to the songs playing inside your head
Victoria & Albert Museum

Christian Dior - Designer of Dreams

2 Feb to Some of the finest designs and dresses by Christian Dior tracing the impact that his fashion house has made over the last seventy years
British Museum
free

Rembrandt - Thinking On Paper

7 Feb to An exhibition of 65 rarely seen Rembrandt prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Masters death
Bank of England Museum
free

Practically Perfect Adventure with Mary Poppins

18 to Meet Mary Poppins at the Bank of England Museum for one of her interactive storytelling tours for kids

Museum exhibitions starting in March

Here are some of the best exhibitions in London during the month of March

Old Operating Theatre

After-hours Victorian surgery demonstration

7 Mar to Visit the 19th-century Operating Theatre after-hours and witness what a Victorian operation was like from the stands
British Museum

British Museum - Lost Kingdoms Sleepover

16 Mar to Treat your kids to a sleepover at the British Museum where theyll learn about lost kingdoms in Africa Asia and South America
British Library
free

The New Londoners - British Library

22 Mar to An exhibition of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins who has captured families living in their London homes
Alexandra Palace

London Festival of Railway Modelling

24 to The London Festival of Railway Modelling will have over 40 working layouts and 120 exhibitors selling paint and trains

Museum exhibitions starting in April

Here are some upcoming exhibitions in London’s museums this April

British Library
free

Imaginary Cities - British Library

5 Apr to A small exhibition that uses digital technology to transform the librarys collection of historic maps to create fictional cityscapes
Victoria & Albert Museum

Mary Quant - Victoria & Albert Museum

6 Apr 2019 to An exhibition of dresses by the iconic fashion designer Mary Quant who became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties
Bank of England Museum
free

Easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum

8 to Your kids can win a little prize if they manage to complete the easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum
British Museum

Edvard Munch - Love And Angst

11 Apr to The British Museum will be putting on the largest exhibition of Edvard Munchs prints in the UK for nearly half-a-century
British Library

Writing - Making Your Mark

26 Apr to This exhibition will explore the history of writing from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs right up to our modern communication tools

Museum exhibitions starting in May

Interesting museum exhibitions that are opening during the month of May

Bank of England Museum
free

Sir John Soane - Building the Bank of England

13 May to See some of Sir John Soanes designs and learn how the architect was inspired by the ancient world
Benjamin Franklin House

Candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House

16 to Enjoy a candlelit tour of the Benjamin Franklin House and experience it like they did in the 18th-century
Victoria & Albert Museum

Food - Victoria & Albert Museum

18 May to An exhibition about food exploring how it gets from the farm to our dinner plate and asking how we can achieve a sustainable food future
British Museum

Japanese Manga exhibition

23 May to An exhibition of Japanese manga art exploring its cultural crossover and the global appeal of anime and cosplay dressing up

Museum exhibitions starting in June

Some future exhibitions if you’re planning to visit London’s museums in June

British Library

Leonardo da Vinci - A Mind in Motion

7 Jun to The British Librarys Leonardo da Vinci exhibition will bring together pages from three of his extraordinary scientific notebooks

More Museum exhibitions in 2019/20

Here are some more future exhibitions, for people who like to plan ahead

Benjamin Franklin House

Independence Day Party - Benjamin Franklin House

4 Jul 2019 The Benjamin Franklin House will be celebrating Independence Day with a piece of cake and a glass of bubbly
Benjamin Franklin House
free

Free tour around the Benjamin Franklin House

21 to Enjoy a free tour around Benjamin Franklins townhouse when the building takes part in Open House Weekend
British Library

Buddhism exhibition at the British Library

25 Oct 2019 to This exhibition will explore the history of Buddhism from its 6th-century origins in India right up to the present day
 
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