Mary Quant was one of the most iconic fashion designers of the 1960s. As a leading designer and retail pioneer she popularised the high hemlines that became synonymous with the Swinging Sixties.
This new exhibition will reveal how she launched her fashion revolution from the British high street, and showcase more than 200 clothes from the 1960s and 1970s that helped to make her name: from miniskirts and hot pants to unseen pieces from the designer's own personal archive.
Craig’s review of Victoria & Albert Museum – “I'm sitting here waiting for the Victoria & Albert Museum to open, watching three hundred school kids getting loaded off a coach. They are drowning out the traffic, that is how loud they are. And soon they will be running round the museum like a bunch of nutters. I wish I'd bought my earmuffs with me now. Ah well. You live and learn. It's certainly a very handsome lo… continued”
After-hours Victorian surgery demonstration – 7 Mar to 9 May 2019 – Visit the 19th-century Operating Theatre after-hours and witness what a Victorian operation was like from the stands
British Museum — Lost Kingdoms Sleepover – 16, 17 Mar, 13 and 14 Apr 2019 – Treat your kids to a sleepover at the British Museum where they'll learn about lost kingdoms in Africa, Asia and South America
The New Londoners — British Library – 22 Mar to 7 Jul 2019 – An exhibition of photographs by Chris Steele-Perkins, who has captured families living in their London homes.
London Festival of Railway Modelling – 23 to 24 Mar 2019 – The London Festival of Railway Modelling will have over 40 working layouts and 120 exhibitors selling paint and trains.
Imaginary Cities — British Library – 5 Apr &38211; 14 Jul 2019 – A small exhibition that uses digital technology to transform the library's collection of historic maps to create fictional cityscapes
Easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum – 8 to 18 Apr 2019 – Your kids can win a little prize if they manage to complete the easter egg trail at the Bank of England Museum.
Edvard Munch — Love And Angst – 11 Apr to 21 Jul 2019 – The British Museum will be putting on the largest exhibition of Edvard Munch's prints in the UK for nearly half-a-century
Look for more museum exhibitions in April
If you enjoy Victoria & Albert Museum then you might like to visit Geffrye Museum (catch the train from South Kensington to Old Street), Queen’s Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from South Kensington to St Jamess Park), Tate Britain (catch the train from South Kensington to Pimlico) and Wallace Collection (catch the train from South Kensington to Bond Street)