The Science Museum will be telling the extraordinary story of our closest star through a series of impressive imagery, hands-on objects and child-friendly exhibits.
The Sun is at the centre of our solar system and its warm light affects our entire lives, from our environment and health to our sense of time.
Humans have been trying to harness its power and uncover its many secrets since the dawn of civilisation, and this exhibition will include objects from the entire stretch — from 3,000-year-old artefacts to future space missions and nuclear fusion reactors.
Along the way you'll be able to bask in the sunlight on an indoor beach, see what you look like wearing historic sunglasses in a digital mirror, and see the Sun rising around the world on a huge illuminated display.
Craig’s review of Science Museum – “If you are anything like me, then you will love learning about industrial-sized pistons and pipes and steam traction engines dating from the years 1715 to 1904. So when you walk into the Science Museum it will be like walking into heaven. The first hall is like a big factory floor filled with pumps and pipes and pulleys and levers, huge wheels and iron turbines, all… continued”
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Dream On — V&A Museum of Childhood – 10 Feb 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Dream On exhibition will be exploring the imaginary world that exists in our head between sleep and wakefulness
Fashioned from Nature – 21 Apr 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The V&A Museum will be exploring how some of the fabrics and dyes are sourced from nature to create the clothes we all wear
Victoria Revealed, at Kensington Palace – 24 May 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Kensington Palace will be exploring the life of Queen Victoria, using objects and excerpts from her journals and letters
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
Look for more children’s events happening in November
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans