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London is home to over 300 museums and galleries, making it the epicentre of culture and collections in the northern hemisphere. From the world's largest Maritime Museum to an art gallery in an old power station, London delves into the history of everything from boats to Botticellis and mosaics to manuscripts. Also worth checking out is our London Museums Late Openings article.

 
 

British Museum

World-renowned museum of human history and culture - 6 million annual visitors

Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3DG

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

 
 

Over eight 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, the British Museum displays ranging from prehistoric to modern times were primarily based on the collections of physician and scientist, Sir Hans Sloane. Notable objects include the Parthenon Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures, and the Portland Vase. The hieroglyphics and classical sculptures are instantly recognisable and world famous, but more surprising is the workmanship and beauty of the Saxon jewellery collection. The treasures assembled here, from Britain's Dark Ages, reveal a period of original and brilliant artistry. The museum's Great Court with its magnificent glass and steel roof by Sir Norman Foster is an exhibition piece in itself. Regular events include talks, films, performances and demonstrations.

 
 

Events at British Museum

Connecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade And Exchange
OngoingFree Event

27th November 2014 to 31st May 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Connecting Continents: Indian Ocean Trade And Exchange British Museum A selection of objects, artworks and artefacts which are connected to the history of trade in the Indian Ocean. 2014-11-272015-05-31 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums
Ancient Lives, New Discoveries
Ongoing

22nd May 2014 to 19th April 2015 - Various Times | £10

 
Ancient Lives, New Discoveries British Museum An installation of eight people who were mummified in ancient Egypt and Sudan, including a priest's daughter, a temple doorkeeper and a child, using cutting-edge technology to discover how they lived their lives. 2014-05-222015-04-19 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums
Decorative Arts In The Time Of Napoleon And Wellington: Talk
Free Event

Friday 27th March 2015 - 1.15pm-2pm | Free

 
Decorative Arts In The Time Of Napoleon And Wellington: Talk British Museum Speaker Hilary Williams talks about objects from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. 2015-03-272015-03-27 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums

Speaker Hilary Williams talks about objects from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

New Stories From Sutton Hoo: Lecture

Friday 27th March 2015 - 6.30pm-7.30pm | £5, mems/concs £3

 
New Stories From Sutton Hoo: Lecture British Museum Curator Sue Brunning discusses the Anglo-Saxon site. 2015-03-272015-03-27 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums

Curator Sue Brunning discusses the Anglo-Saxon site.

Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

6th March to 22nd June 2015

 
Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art British Museum Taking place in the Sainsbury's Exhibition Gallery, the British Museum's big spring blockbuster is Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art. The exhibition examines how Greek art represented the human body and features world-famous ... 2015-03-062015-06-22 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums
Introducing Religions: Study Day With The Open University
On Soon

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 10.30am-4.30pm | £22

 
Introducing Religions: Study Day With The Open University British Museum Lectures, talks and gallery visits about the material culture of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. 2015-03-282015-03-28 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums

Lectures, talks and gallery visits about the material culture of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.

Exploring Egyptian Mummies
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 11am-4pm | Free

 
Exploring Egyptian Mummies British Museum Explore digital techniques used by Museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians. 2015-03-282015-03-28 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums

Explore digital techniques used by Museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians.

Flowers And The Inspiration Of Nature In Chinese Porcelain: Talk
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 1.15pm-2pm | Free

 
Flowers And The Inspiration Of Nature In Chinese Porcelain: Talk British Museum Independent speaker Anne Haworth discusses nature-themed decorations on the country's ceramics. 2015-03-282015-03-28 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums

Independent speaker Anne Haworth discusses nature-themed decorations on the country's ceramics.

Silent Movie Maker (Ages 16-18)
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 29th March 2015 - 11am-4pm | Free, adv booking essential

 
Silent Movie Maker (Ages 16-18) British Museum Plan, film and edit your own black-and-white silent horror film. 2015-03-292015-03-29 Where:
British Museum, Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3DG
Category: Museums

Plan, film and edit your own black-and-white silent horror film.

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National Gallery

Huge range of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900 - 4 million annual visitors

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square where it has been pedestrianised. Some of the finest examples of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900, are included among the 2300 paintings filling its halls and rooms. Holbein's 'The Ambassadors', 'The Hay Wain' by Constable, and Jan Van Eyck's 'Arnolfini Marriage' are just some of the major attractions. Works on display also include those of Botticelli, Monet, Constable, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. This really is the place to come for top quality artwork spanning a wide spectrum of styles and periods. From the Early Renaissance to the Post-Impressionists, every significant stage in the development of painting is represented in its collection, often by masterpieces. Originally established by Parliament in 1824, the collection belongs to the British public and every effort is made to encourage the public to visit, view and experience the art: free entry, free events, free talks and free tours support this ethos of encouragement and enthusiasm. Regular activities include: audio tours, guided tours, sessions for visitors with a visual impairment, lunchtime talks, live music and late night openings on Fridays.

 
 

Events at National Gallery

Masterpiece Tour: Canaletto's A Regatta On The Grand Canal
Now On

7th March to 3rd May 2015 - Various Times | phone for prices

 
Masterpiece Tour: Canaletto's A Regatta On The Grand Canal National Gallery A much-loved work from the National Gallery Collection A Regatta On The Grand Canal by Canaletto is going on the road and travelling the UK as the second painting in the three-year Masterpiece Tour. 2015-03-072015-05-03 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

A much-loved work from the National Gallery Collection A Regatta On The Grand Canal by Canaletto is going on the road and travelling the UK as the second painting in the three-year Masterpiece Tour.

Peder Balke
OngoingFree Event

13th November 2014 to 12th April 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Peder Balke National Gallery Works by Norway's unsung forerunner of modernism. Balke is among the most pioneering painters of 19th-century Scandinavia, but despite the beauty and expressiveness of his seascapes, few today will recognise his name. 2014-11-132015-04-12 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries
Inventing Impressionism In BSL: Talk
Free Event

Friday 27th March 2015 - 6.30pm-7.30pm | Free, adv booking essential

 
Inventing Impressionism In BSL: Talk National Gallery Talk with BSL interpretation provided by Rob Chalk. 2015-03-272015-03-27 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

Talk with BSL interpretation provided by Rob Chalk.

Moroni: The Tailor: Talk
Ends TodayFree Event

Friday 27th March 2015 - 4pm-4.10pm | Free

 
Moroni: The Tailor: Talk National Gallery An informative talk about one painting. 2015-03-062015-03-27 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

An informative talk about one painting.

Talk And Draw
Now OnFree Event

27th Mar, 3rd Apr, 10th Apr, 17th Apr and 24th Apr 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Talk And Draw National Gallery An opportunity to explore a painting in two different ways. 2015-03-272015-04-24 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

An opportunity to explore a painting in two different ways.

Inventing Impressionism OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

4th March to 31st May 2015 | Free

 
Inventing Impressionism National Gallery A tribute to art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, of whom Moet said 'Without him, we wouldn't have survived', Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery will explore how one of painting's best loved movements owes much of ... 2015-03-042015-05-31 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries
Bellows: Men Of The Docks
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 11.30am-12.45pm | Free, adv booking essential

 
Bellows: Men Of The Docks National Gallery Sessions for blind and partially-sighted visitors, includes a detailed verbal description of a painting and a visit to the Gallery. 2015-03-282015-03-28 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

Sessions for blind and partially-sighted visitors, includes a detailed verbal description of a painting and a visit to the Gallery.

Tour And Draw
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 1pm-2.30pm | Free

 
Tour And Draw National Gallery A chance to create your own works of art. 2015-03-282015-03-28 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

A chance to create your own works of art.

Sounding Out Peder Balke
On Soon

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 2pm-4pm | £25

 
Sounding Out Peder Balke National Gallery Themed interactive walk around the gallery with the opportunity to enter the world of the artist. 2015-03-282015-03-28 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

Themed interactive walk around the gallery with the opportunity to enter the world of the artist.

Goya: Don Andres Del Peral: Talk
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 4pm-4.10pm | Free

 
Goya: Don Andres Del Peral: Talk National Gallery Focus on one painting. 2015-03-182015-03-28 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

Focus on one painting.

Spring Surprise!
On SoonFree Event

29th Mar to 31st Mar and 5th Apr to 7th Apr 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Spring Surprise! National Gallery Seasonal drop-in art activities. 2015-03-292015-04-07 Where:
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square London, WC2N 5DN
Category: Art Galleries

Seasonal drop-in art activities.

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Tate Britain

British art and the Turner Prize, Blake, Spencer and Stubbs - 1.5 million annual visitors

Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4RG

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. Since it opened in 1897, the collection has expanded to include works from Blake, Rossetti, Spencer and Stubbs. It also hosts the Turner Prize - the contemporary art world's premier award. Turner's Gallery (another tribute to the artist himself) is a virtual reconstruction of the room in which Turner showed his own paintings.

 
 

Events at Tate Britain

Art In Focus: John Singleton Copley's The Death Of Major Peirson: Talk
Now OnFree Event

26th, 28th and 31st March 2015 - 1.15pm-1.30pm | Free

 
Art In Focus: John Singleton Copley's The Death Of Major Peirson: Talk Tate Britain Join a Tate Guide talk on an artwork from the Tate collection. 2015-03-032015-03-31 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries

Join a Tate Guide talk on an artwork from the Tate collection.

Aperture By Robert Orchardson
OngoingFree Event

30th January to 24th April 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Aperture By Robert Orchardson Tate Britain The British artist presents a new installation piece which uses large scale photographs to create an encompassing telescopic space. 2015-01-302015-04-24 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Artist Led Workshops
OngoingFree Event

19th January to 30th April 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Artist Led Workshops Tate Britain Gain a deeper knowledge of art. 2015-01-192015-04-30 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
David Hall: TV Interruptions
OngoingFree Event

25th to 27th and 29th Mar 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
David Hall: TV Interruptions Tate Britain Installation in which the videos are shown on seven randomly clustered monitors where viewing is interrupted as sound and image merge and conflict, evoking a similar experience to when the works were originally shown on television. 2014-10-132015-03-29 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Karen Knorr: BP Spotlight
OngoingFree Event

25th to 27th and 29th Mar 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Karen Knorr: BP Spotlight Tate Britain Exhibition bringing together two series of work which combine image and text exploring patriarchal values in the upper middle classes and the aspirations and lifestyle of a privileged minority living in one of the most affluent parts of London. 2014-10-132015-03-29 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP Spotlight: William Hogarth
OngoingFree Event

27th October 2014 to 26th April 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP Spotlight: William Hogarth Tate Britain Marking the 250th anniversary of the death of the British artist, this display will feature a number of his paintings, chalk drawings and prints found in the Tate collection, as well as works from other museums. 2014-10-272015-04-26 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
William Hazlitt: Through The Eyes Of A Critic
OngoingFree Event

30th September 2014 to 5th April 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
William Hazlitt: Through The Eyes Of A Critic Tate Britain This display looks at works by artists including Joshua Reynolds, David Wilkie and JMW Turner through the eyes of the critic William Hazlitt (1778-1830). 2014-09-302015-04-05 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Caroline Achaintre
OngoingFree Event

13th October 2014 to 3rd May 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Caroline Achaintre Tate Britain Ceramic masks and large-scale, wall-based textiles which are assembled to create an atmosphere of threat and the absurd. 2014-10-132015-05-03 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie
OngoingFree Event

24th March to 18th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Tate Britain Commission 2015: Christina Mackie Tate Britain A three-part installation by the artist inspired by her interest in pigments and the use of colour, exploring the notion of physical and compositional balance between natural elements and artificial objects. 2015-03-242015-10-18 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55
OngoingFree Event

24th November 2014 to 4th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
BP Spotlight: New Brutalist Image 1949–55 Tate Britain Display of photographs, drawings, proposals and sculptures capturing the building of the Hunstanton School in Norfolk, featuring pieces by Eduardo Paolozzi, Nigel Henderson, Alison and Peter Smithson and Ronald Jenkins. 2014-11-242015-10-04 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP Spotlight: Spaces Of Black Modernism: London 1919-39
OngoingFree Event

13th October 2014 to 4th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
BP Spotlight: Spaces Of Black Modernism: London 1919-39 Tate Britain Exhibition of paintings, sculpture, photographs and archival material exploring the experiences and interactions of people from diverse ethnic backgrounds in London's art world between the wars. 2014-10-132015-10-04 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
OngoingFree Event

14th May 2013 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art Tate Britain Iconic works by artists including Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Lowry, Millais, Spencer, Stubbs and Whiteread, representing 500 years of British art, spread out over 20 refurbished rooms. 2013-05-142016-12-31 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking
OngoingFree Event

19th September 2012 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
David Tremlett: Drawing For Free Thinking Tate Britain A large-scale wall drawing consisting of bold blocks of colour and clean lines that are inspired by traditional styles of 20th-century constructivism. 2012-09-192016-12-31 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Nick Waplington & Alexander McQueen: Working Process OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

10th March to 17th May 2015 | £14.50, concs £12.70, under 12s Free

 
Nick Waplington & Alexander McQueen: Working Process Tate Britain Artist Nick Waplington's photographs, shown in a major exhibition at Tate Britain, capture the creative journey of Alexander McQueen's final Autumn/Winter collection, Horn of Plenty in 2009. Providing a rare behind-the-scenes look into one of ... 2015-03-102015-05-17 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Sculpture Victorious OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th February to 25th May 2015 | £12 (Adults), £10.50 (Concessions), Free (Under 12s)

 
Sculpture Victorious Tate Britain An exhibition devoted to the innovative sculpture of Queen Victoria's reign, Sculpture Victorious at Tate Britain celebrates lavish work produced in the prolific Victorian era. As well as marble, limewood, ceramic and bronze sculpture, including ... 2015-02-252015-05-25 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
Salt And Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860 OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th February to 7th June 2015 | £12 (Adults), £10.50 (Concessions), Free (Under 12s)

 
Salt And Silver: Early Photography 1840-1860 Tate Britain First championed by British inventor William Henry Fox Talbot in 1839 salted paper prints were one of the earliest forms of photography. Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840-60 shows ninety photographs, prime examples of the ... 2015-02-252015-06-07 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
BP Spotlights: 'Poor Man's Picture Gallery': Victorian Art And Stereoscopic Photography OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

13th October 2014 to 12th April 2015 | Free

 
BP Spotlights: 'Poor Man's Picture Gallery': Victorian Art And Stereoscopic Photography Tate Britain Queen guitarist and astronomer Brian May unveils his collection of 3D images for Poor Man's Picture Gallery: Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography at Tate Britain. This free exhibition features 12 of Tate's Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite ... 2014-10-132015-04-12 Where:
Tate Britain, Millbank London, SW1P 4RG
Category: Art Galleries
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Natural History Museum

Interactive, life and earth science museum - 5 million annual visitors

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. Highlights of the Natural History Museum include: 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, The Power Within - a sensational earthquake experience, and Ecology and Mammals. Investigate - a hands-on science centre - is especially great for children and kids can also follow gallery trails and try their hand at art activities. The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year also demands attention and is a highlight of the museum's temporary exhibitions. For those wanting to explore further a visit to The Darwin Centre in its magnificent cocoon building is highly recommended. Regular lectures and demonstrations combined with interactive exhibitions aim to bring to life the millions of preserved specimens on show. There is also a tranquil wildlife garden containing native fauna and flora.

 
 

Events at Natural History Museum

Images of Nature Free Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

8th March 2014 to 0th July 2015 | Free

 
Images of Nature Natural History Museum Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical and zoological artworks from the museum's extensive collection. Many of the artworks include watercolours dating ... 2014-03-082015-07-00 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical and zoological artworks from the museum's extensive collection. Many of the artworks include watercolours dating ...more

Coral Reefs: Paradise Lost': Talk
Free Event

Friday 27th March 2015 - 2.30pm-3pm | Free

 
Coral Reefs: Paradise Lost': Talk Natural History Museum A museum scientist discusses the factors contributing to the loss of the ecosystem. 2015-03-272015-03-27 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums

A museum scientist discusses the factors contributing to the loss of the ecosystem.

Can We Build A Bright Future For Our Reefs': Discussion

Friday 27th March 2015 - 7.30pm-9pm | £20, mems £18, adv booking required

 
Can We Build A Bright Future For Our Reefs': Discussion Natural History Museum An expert leads a discussion into the future of coral reefs. 2015-03-272015-03-27 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums

An expert leads a discussion into the future of coral reefs.

Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

27th March to 13th September 2015 | £4.50-£10

 
Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum's exhibition Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea examines the spectacular seascapes and richness of life beneath the waves. Home to almost a quarter of all living species under the sea, ... 2015-03-272015-09-13 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

24th October 2014 to 30th August 2015 | £12.60 (Adults), £6.30 (Concession and Child)

 
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Natural History Museum Some photographers wait for weeks in order to catch that one great action shot, some set up elaborate timing mechanisms. Others have simply seen an opportunity, grabbed a camera and produced a unique picture of ... 2014-10-242015-08-30 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums
Hands On Nature: Ocean Life
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th March 2015 at 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm | Free

 
Hands On Nature: Ocean Life Natural History Museum A chance to discover more about the creatures that live in our oceans. 2015-03-282015-03-28 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums

A chance to discover more about the creatures that live in our oceans.

Colour Changing Cephalopods Of Coral Reefs: Talk
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th and Tuesday 31st March 2015 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm | Free

 
Colour Changing Cephalopods Of Coral Reefs: Talk Natural History Museum The museum's mollusca curator discusses the different uses of skin colour by species of squid and octopus. 2015-03-282015-03-31 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums

The museum's mollusca curator discusses the different uses of skin colour by species of squid and octopus.

Sea Shells: Jewels Of The Reef: Talk
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 29th March 2015 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm | Free

 
Sea Shells: Jewels Of The Reef: Talk Natural History Museum A museum scientist discusses marine molluscs. 2015-03-292015-03-29 Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 5BD
Category: Museums

A museum scientist discusses marine molluscs.

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Science Museum

IMAX, interactivity, twiddling, tweaking and technology - 3 million annual visitors

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 gallery and contains some 300,000 objects, covering the entire history of Western science, technology and medicine. Visitors are invited to learn about forces and motion in Launch Pad and discover how aircrafts are built in the Flight gallery. The Wellcome Wing allows visitors to morph their faces to look older or younger, manipulate their voices and create digital music, or be sucked into the 3D world of the stunning IMAX cinema. The scientific questions of the day are hotly debated in Antenna.

 
 

Events at Science Museum

Revelations: Experiments In Photography
OngoingFree Event

20th March to 13th September 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Revelations: Experiments In Photography Science Museum Rare images by some of the pioneers of photography, exploring the influence of these early scientific images on modern and contemporary art. The exhibition includes the earliest recorded images of the moon and 19th century photographs of electrical discharges. 2015-03-202015-09-13 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums
Shackleton's Man Goes South
OngoingFree Event

22nd October 2014 to 26th April 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Shackleton's Man Goes South Science Museum Shackleton's Man Goes South is the name of a novel by Tony White and a display in the Atmosphere gallery that charts the literary and scientific inspiration behind the writing of the book. 2014-10-222015-04-26 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums
Cosmos & Culture
OngoingFree Event

22nd October 2014 to 31st December 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Cosmos & Culture Science Museum Explore how astronomy has changed how the universe is seen. Objects from ancient heritage to cutting edge technology show the history of people and their connection with the stars. 2014-10-222015-12-31 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums
Aleksander Kolkowski: The Exponential Horn: In Search Of Perfect Sound
OngoingFree Event

20th May 2014 to 20th November 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Aleksander Kolkowski: The Exponential Horn: In Search Of Perfect Sound Science Museum An installation by the Science Museum's Sound Artist in Residence in 2012, featuring a full-size reconstruction of the UK's largest audio loudspeaker, the Denman Horn, which measures 27ft. 2014-05-202015-11-20 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums
Engineer Your Future
OngoingFree Event

17th December 2014 to 17th December 2017 - 10am-5.45pm | Free

 
Engineer Your Future Science Museum A contemporary exhibition looking at engineering and the role of engineers, with interactive challenges for visitors. 2014-12-172017-12-17 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums
What Makes You Laugh And Cry'
Now OnFree Event

11th March to 18th April 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
What Makes You Laugh And Cry' Science Museum Watch and take part in a live scientific experiment which looks at our emotional response to sound. 2015-03-112015-04-18 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums

Watch and take part in a live scientific experiment which looks at our emotional response to sound.

Cravings: Can Your Food Control You? OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

12th February 2015 to 1st January 2016 | Free

 
Cravings: Can Your Food Control You? Science Museum Cravings: Can Your Food Control You? at the Science Museum explores the power that food has over our bodies, brains and behaviour. Through personal stories and cutting-edge science and technology, it shows how gut and ... 2015-02-122016-01-01 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums
Churchill's Scientists OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

23rd January 2015 to 1st March 2016 | Free

 
Churchill's Scientists Science Museum The Science Museum's major exhibition of 2015 is Churchill's Scientists, which will run from January 2015 until early 2016. Marking the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, the exhibition will celebrate the little-known story of ... 2015-01-232016-03-01 Where:
Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums
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National Portrait Gallery

Portraits from the 14th century to the present day - 4 million annual visitors

St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Embankment Underground Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of this gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Fatboy Slim and Joan Collins all hanging out together? The appeal of the National Portrait Gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 14th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. The sense of progression and the feeling of familiarity with many subjects are what make the gallery so appealing. Having said that, critically acclaimed self-portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other notable British artists are also displayed alongside the 10,000 portraits of everyone from statesmen to showbiz stars and media barons. The collection represents Britain and is arranged thematically, starting with the Tudors and ending with present day politicians and pop stars. Look out for the only surviving portrait of Shakespeare taken from life in The Ondaajte Wing, the Hans Holbein cartoon of Henry VIII, the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI, and the sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costume. Photographs, caricatures, drawings and sculpture are included in the collection which also boasts 250,000 archived images. The National Portrait Gallery also hosts the annual BP Portrait Prize competition alongside ever-changing collections of contemporary work.

 
 

Events at National Portrait Gallery

Eddie Otchere
Now OnFree Event

26th Mar, 9th Apr, 23rd Apr and 7th May 2015 - 6pm-8.45pm | Free

 
Eddie Otchere National Portrait Gallery The resident DJ blends rare grooves with popular classics. 2015-03-122015-05-07 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries

The resident DJ blends rare grooves with popular classics.

Portrait Of The Day: Talk
OngoingFree Event

25th to 31st Mar 2015 - 12.30pm | Free

 
Portrait Of The Day: Talk National Portrait Gallery A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection. 2015-01-022015-03-31 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits
OngoingFree Event

18th March to 31st August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits National Portrait Gallery Abstract paintings by the 20th-century artist, providing an insight into his exploration of portraiture using non-descriptive elements. 2015-03-182015-08-31 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist
OngoingFree Event

18th November 2014 to 1st July 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist National Portrait Gallery Three self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Tonks (1862-1937). 2014-11-182015-07-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy
OngoingFree Event

24th November 2014 to 1st August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy National Portrait Gallery Exhibition of portraits and the stories of some of the most high-profile American heiresses to marry into British aristocracy, including Jennie Churchill, Mary Curzon and Consuelo Vanderbilt. 2014-11-242015-08-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor
OngoingFree Event

18th November 2014 to 1st August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor National Portrait Gallery Exhibition celebrating the donors activities as an editor, writer and collector, throwing light on M.H. Spielmann's discreet but powerful reputation in the Victorian and Edwardian art worlds. 2014-11-182015-08-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits By Matthew Smith And Frank Dobson
OngoingFree Event

5th August 2014 to 1st May 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits By Matthew Smith And Frank Dobson National Portrait Gallery This display offers the opportunity to view rarely-seen portraits by Smith showing the author Roald Dahl and the British film star Jean Simmons, which are on long-term loan to the Gallery. 2014-08-052015-05-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words
OngoingFree Event

1st July 2014 to 1st April 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words National Portrait Gallery This display includes photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Richardson, notorious for attacking the 'Rokeby Venus' by Diego Velasquez at the National Gallery. It also includes original documents from the Gallery's archive, and surveillance photographs showing a number of Suffragettes which were issued to the Gallery by the Criminal Record Bureau in 1914. 2014-07-012015-04-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
OngoingFree Event

9th August 2014 to 1st September 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800 National Portrait Gallery Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights of the Order of the Garter. Established by King Edward III in 1348, the Order of the Garter has always been the highest honour available to courtiers and public figures, but favour is frequently precarious. 2014-08-092015-09-01 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
OngoingFree Event

10th July 2014 to 19th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell National Portrait Gallery Recent investigation of the portrait of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, using the latest infra-red technology, has revealed what appears to be a hidden portrait of the Parliamentarian commander Oliver Cromwell underneath. This display puts the Gallery's portrait of Cromwell alongside that of Hesilrige and, for the first time, shows the infra-red image of the hidden portrait. 2014-07-102015-10-19 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Pictured & Seen
OngoingFree Event

9th August 2014 to 30th November 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Pictured & Seen National Portrait Gallery An exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. Co-curated by Bristol University MA students as part of their degree work. 2014-08-092015-11-30 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Quest Duo
Free Event

Friday 27th March 2015 - 6.30pm | Free

 
Quest Duo National Portrait Gallery The DJs/producers play vibrant and experimental compositions. 2015-03-272015-03-27 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries

The DJs/producers play vibrant and experimental compositions.

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

12th March to 7th June 2015 | Free

 
Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions National Portrait Gallery Last year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the event with Triumphs, Politics and Passions (12th ... 2015-03-122015-06-07 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Drop-In Drawing
OngoingFree Event

27th Mar, 17th Apr, 24th Apr, 1st May, 8th May and 29th May 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm | Free

 
Drop-In Drawing National Portrait Gallery A chance to improve your skills of portrait drawing. 2015-02-272015-05-29 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

12th February to 25th May 2015 | £14.50

 
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends National Portrait Gallery The National Portrait Gallery pays tribute to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. Portraits of Artists and Friends (from 12th February to 25th May) features intimate portraits of contemporaries such as Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and ... 2015-02-122015-05-25 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries
Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting Is Dead: Long Live Portrait Painting
On Soon

Sunday 29th March 2015 - 11am-5pm | £125, concs £100

 
Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting Is Dead: Long Live Portrait Painting National Portrait Gallery Artist Sadie Lee looks at using photographic images as references. 2015-03-202015-03-29 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place London, WC2H 0HE
Category: Art Galleries

Artist Sadie Lee looks at using photographic images as references.

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Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum

Museum of decorative and applied arts - 5 million annual visitors

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 photography. 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. In recent years the trend at the V & A has been towards style retrospectives of entire periods like Art Deco, Art Nouveau and shows focusing on individual designers like Armani and Ossie Clarke. The museum is second-to-none in this regard. The building itself - a mix of Victorian and Edwardian design - also presents a truly formidable display. The two halls (Cast Courts), in particular, form a major focal point for the gallery - with their high glass roof, elevated corridors and walkways.

 
 

Events at Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

In Black And White: Prints And Posters From Africa And The Diaspora
OngoingFree Event

29th November 2014 to 6th July 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
In Black And White: Prints And Posters From Africa And The Diaspora Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum Prints, posters, photographs, books and artefacts highlighting the important role of the printed medium when addressing social and political issues. 2014-11-292015-07-06 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Personal Favourites: Gold And Silver From The Rosalinde And Arthur Gilbert Collection
OngoingFree Event

14th November 2014 to 24th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Personal Favourites: Gold And Silver From The Rosalinde And Arthur Gilbert Collection Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum Display featuring some of the collector's favourite masterpieces in silver and gold, including a Venetian Renaissance bowl and a 1907 Tiffany's gold cup. 2014-11-142015-10-24 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Staying Power: Photographs Of Black British Experience, 1950s-1990s OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th February to 24th May 2015 | Free

 
Staying Power: Photographs Of Black British Experience, 1950s-1990s Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum A "beautiful and arresting" exhibition (The Telegraph), Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s showcases images recently acquired by the V&A from the Black Cultural Archives. Aiming to increase the number of black British ... 2015-02-162015-05-24 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

14th March to 2nd August 2015 | £16 (concessions available)

 
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum Savage Beauty, the Alexander McQueen exhibition which became one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's top 10 most visited exhibitions when it was shown in New York in 2011, comes to London's Victoria and Albert ... 2015-03-142015-08-02 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Blue & White: British Printed Ceramics OngoingFree Event

31st January 2015 to 3rd January 2016 | Free

 
Blue & White: British Printed Ceramics Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum The quintessentially British style of ceramic design is presented in this exhibition, featuring works from the 1750s to the present day. 2015-01-312016-01-03 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
V & A Exhibition Road Project Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

1st October 2012 to 1st January 2016

 
V & A Exhibition Road Project Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are part of a planned £41 million redevelopment of the ... 2012-10-012016-01-01 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
Different From Others (Anders Als Die Andern) + Q&A
On Soon

Sunday 29th March 2015 - 1pm

 
Different From Others (Anders Als Die Andern) + Q&A Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2015-03-272015-04-02 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road London, SW7 2RL
Category: Museums
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National Maritime Museum

Navigation, navy, the sea and the Empire - 2.5 million annual visitors

Park Row, London, SE10 9NF

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

 
 

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, partly housed in former royal palace Queen's House, 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. While you're here leave time to visit the Peter Harrison Planetarium as well as the Meridian line by which time across the globe is measured.

 
 

Events at National Maritime Museum

Gallery Favourites: Talks And Tours
Now OnFree Event

25th to 31st Mar 2015 | Free

 
Gallery Favourites: Talks And Tours National Maritime Museum Guided talks and tours of exhibits. 2015-03-142015-03-31 Where:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row London, SE10 9NF
Category: Museums

Guided talks and tours of exhibits.

Think Space Lectures
Ongoing

Thursday 26th March and Thursday 23rd April 2015 - 5pm-6pm | £6, mems £5

 
Think Space Lectures National Maritime Museum An introductory level lecture on Galactic Black Holes. 2015-01-222015-04-23 Where:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row London, SE10 9NF
Category: Museums
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014 OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

18th September 2014 to 19th July 2015 | Free

 
Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2014 National Maritime Museum The winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year are presented in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich which showcases some incredible images of the sky, from within our solar system and far ... 2014-09-182015-07-19 Where:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row London, SE10 9NF
Category: Museums
Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

2nd August 2014 to 1st August 2015 | Free

 
Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea National Maritime Museum Part of the National Maritime Museum's commemoration of World War One, Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea explores the naval and maritime dimensions of the conflict in a new gallery display opening in ... 2014-08-022015-08-01 Where:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row London, SE10 9NF
Category: Museums
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

16th April 2014 to 4th January 2016 | Free

 
Guiding Lights: 500 Years Of Trinity House And Safety At Sea National Maritime Museum Five hundred years ago, a fraternity of London mariners was given a charter by Henry VIII and became the Corporation of Trinity House - with instructions to improve the safety of navigation on the Thames. ... 2014-04-162016-01-04 Where:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row London, SE10 9NF
Category: Museums
Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted On Soon Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

28th March to 31st August 2015 | £19.75, adults must be accompanied by a child aged 6-12, tickets on sale Sep 24, 10am

 
Against Captain's Orders: A Journey Into The Uncharted National Maritime Museum Punchdrunk Enrichment's largest production to date, Against Captain's Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted gives 6 to 12 year old visitors to the National Maritime Museum a theatrical journey through the museum's collection of maritime ... 2015-03-282015-08-31 Where:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row London, SE10 9NF
Category: Museums
Discover Sundays
On SoonFree Event

29th Mar, 5th Apr, 12th Apr, 19th Apr and 26th Apr 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Discover Sundays National Maritime Museum Find out more about the sea. 2015-01-112015-04-26 Where:
National Maritime Museum, Park Row London, SE10 9NF
Category: Museums
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Museum of London

Record of London from the prehistoric to the present day - 300,000 annual visitors

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 the Museum of London, a 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 guide visitors through the history of this ancient city; 50,000 objects from Roman London pave the way to buckles, brooches and belt-fittings of 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

Sherlock Holmes, The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die
Ongoing

17th October 2014 to 12th April 2015 - 10am-6pm | £10.90, per person family £8.50, concs £9

 
Sherlock Holmes, The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die Museum of London An exhibition which recreates the Victorian London of the fictional detective, featuring works in photography, paintings, film and original artefacts. 2014-10-172015-04-12 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums
Sherlock And Beyond

Friday 27th March 2015 - 7.30pm-10.20pm | £15 & £23, adv booking required

 
Sherlock And Beyond Museum of London Debate looking at the enduring popularity of Sherlock Holmes and the genre of crime fiction. 2015-03-272015-03-27 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums

Debate looking at the enduring popularity of Sherlock Holmes and the genre of crime fiction.

Sherlock Holmes Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

17th October 2014 to 12th April 2015 | Adult £12, concession £10

 
Sherlock Holmes Museum of London Likely to be one of 2014's most popular exhibitions, Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London will be the largest exploration of the fictional detective in over 60 years. Drawing on the museum's Victorian and ... 2014-10-172015-04-12 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums
Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th July 2014 to 31st December 2015 | Free

 
Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron Museum of London A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick for the 2012 London Olympics which became such an iconic symbol of ... 2014-07-252015-12-31 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums
Victorian Childhood (Over 5s)
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th March and Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 12.30pm-2pm and 2.30pm-4pm | Free

 
Victorian Childhood (Over 5s) Museum of London Discover more about life for rich and poor children in Victorian London. 2015-03-282015-04-02 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums

Discover more about life for rich and poor children in Victorian London.

Sounds Of Victorian London (Over 5s)
On SoonFree Event

Saturday 28th March and Friday 3rd April 2015 at 1pm-1.30pm, 2pm-2.30pm and 3pm-3.30pm | Free

 
Sounds Of Victorian London (Over 5s) Museum of London Hear the sounds of Victorian London. 2015-03-282015-04-03 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums

Hear the sounds of Victorian London.

Digital Creating
On SoonFree Event

Sunday 29th March 2015 at 12.30pm-1pm, 2pm-3pm and 3.30pm-4.30pm | Free

 
Digital Creating Museum of London A chance to explore London's history using digital technology. 2015-03-292015-03-29 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums

A chance to explore London's history using digital technology.

Meet Dickens (Over 5s)
On SoonFree Event

29th March, 1st April and 9th April 2015 at 11.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-2.30pm | Free

 
Meet Dickens (Over 5s) Museum of London Dickens narrates some of his stories. 2015-03-292015-04-09 Where:
Museum of London, 150 London Wall London, EC2Y 5HN
Category: Museums

Dickens narrates some of his stories.

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Tate Modern

The Turbine Hall, 20th century art, Matisse to Moore.

Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Tube: Blackfriars Station

 
 

Located along the banks of the River Thames, Tate Modern opened to great acclaim in 2000 and has since welcomed millions of visitors through its imposing doors. If you are visiting for the first time, you should approach from Blackfriars (Tube / Rail) station, crossing Norman Foster's 'Blade of Light' Millennium Bridge, walking towards this spectacular modernist masterpiece with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral behind you. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station, the gallery pays homage to art from 1900 to the present day. The awesome Turbine Hall creates a stunning entrance and a vast space, used to display temporary installations on a grand scale. There are three levels of galleries enclosed by a spectacular two-storey glass roof that provides fantastic views of London and a great cafe. Full of the jokey eccentricities of contemporary art, it's one of the few art galleries that children and teenagers will enjoy, but it also offers the full set of iconic 20th century artists, from Matisse to Moore, Dali to Picasso. Justifiably the most popular art gallery in Europe.

 
 

Events at Tate Modern

Open Studio: Sculptural Weave
OngoingFree Event

26th, 27th, 28th and 29th Mar 2015 - 11am-4pm | Free

 
Open Studio: Sculptural Weave Tate Modern An opportunity to experiment with large-scale 3D weaving, plaiting, braiding and construction. 2015-01-172015-03-29 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Louise Bourgeois: Works On Paper
OngoingFree Event

20th August 2014 to 12th April 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Louise Bourgeois: Works On Paper Tate Modern Prints, drawings and books by the Parisian artist who lived and worked in New York, featuring lithography and techniques which she reworked from earlier in her career. 2014-08-202015-04-12 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Artur Zmijewski
OngoingFree Event

17th January to 11th October 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Artur Zmijewski Tate Modern Mixed-media works exploring complex moral issues from 2003 to the present day. 2015-01-172015-10-11 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Nam June Paik
OngoingFree Event

3rd November 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Nam June Paik Tate Modern A display featuring rarely-seen work on paper, and other key pieces, spanning 40 years of the artist's career, and acquired by Tate through the artist's family's generosity. 2014-11-032015-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Vanessa Bell And Saluoa Raouda Choucair
OngoingFree Event

24th May 2014 to 23rd August 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Vanessa Bell And Saluoa Raouda Choucair Tate Modern Works by two artists from different periods and different locations who were both pioneers of abstraction in their own place and time. Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) was born in London. She lived and worked in Bloomsbury, London and at Charleston in Sussex. Saloua Raouda Choucair was born in 1916 in Beirut, where she lives and works. 2014-05-242015-08-23 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Abstraction And The Sublime
OngoingFree Event

28th May 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Abstraction And The Sublime Tate Modern Works exploring affinities between the approach of American post-war abstractionists such as Jackson Pollock, and the European landscape painting tradition of preoccupation with the sublime. 2014-05-282015-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Alexander Brodsky And Ilya Utkin
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Alexander Brodsky And Ilya Utkin Tate Modern An exhibition of works by two artists who became known as The Paper Architects, their elaborate, and impossible designs an oblique form of architectural criticism within the Soviet Union. Curated by Juliet Bingham. 2014-05-272015-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Joseph Beuys: Artist Rooms
OngoingFree Event

24th May 2014 to 31st December 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Joseph Beuys: Artist Rooms Tate Modern This display of sculpture brings together works by the German artist from the early 1980s, including the installation Lightning With Stag In Its Glare. 2014-05-242015-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Elegies
OngoingFree Event

28th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Elegies Tate Modern Works by Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell and Lee Ufan, all of which explore meditative approaches to abstraction. 2014-05-282016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard Serra
OngoingFree Event

28th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard Serra Tate Modern Works by two artists in the arte povera, or poor art, tradition using materials derived from industry and everyday life. 2014-05-282016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Surrealism And Beyond
OngoingFree Event

28th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Surrealism And Beyond Tate Modern Mixed works exploring how surrealist artists approached dreams, the channelling of the unconscious mind and the power of random conjunctions. 2014-05-282016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Around Abstract Art 1920-1935 Tate Modern An exhibition exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured over others such as constructive or concrete art. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Arte Povera And Anti-Form
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Arte Povera And Anti-Form Tate Modern An art exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Helen Sainsbury, which explores how from the late 1960s many artists began to make use of a diverse range of commonplace materials. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Beyond Painting
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Beyond Painting Tate Modern Works exploring the constituent elements of putting paint on canvas, and the nature of a painting as an object in itself. Curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Beyond Surrealism
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Beyond Surrealism Tate Modern Works exploring how the surrealist movement extended its influence towards artists such as Pablo Picasso; and how psychoanalytical theories and the horrific events of the 1940s also stoked the popularity of surrealist ideas. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Bill Viola
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Bill Viola Tate Modern Display of works by the pioneering video artist, best known for his 1993 piece Tiny Deaths. Recent works include Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), installed in St Paul's Cathedral. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Charlotte Posenenske
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Charlotte Posenenske Tate Modern An exhibition curated by Jessica Morgan and Kyla McDonald, exploring the German artist's journey from geometric abstractions to free-standing industrial sculptures. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Chen Zhen And Leonilson: Objects For Mending Tate Modern Works by two artists, one Chinese and one Brazilian, who struggled against serious illness and reflected that experience in their artistic practice. Curated by Matthew Gale and Valentina Ravaglia. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Constructionism
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Constructionism Tate Modern An art exhibition curated by Tanya Barson and Matthew Gale, focusing on mid-20th century artists whose work explored geometric structures, and the relationship of form, space and movement. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Cubism
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Cubism Tate Modern Exhibition illuminating the perceptual and conceptual aspects of the art movement, whose name was coined as an insult but which was attempting to incorporate the new scientific understanding into art practice. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Cy Twombly
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Cy Twombly Tate Modern Paintings and sculptures evoking the ancient world, with which the distinctive American artist was fascinated. Curated by Nicholas Serota and Nicholas Cullinan. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Elements Of Chance
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Elements Of Chance Tate Modern An exhibition curated by Matthew Gale, which explores how some surrealist artists such as Jean Arp explored the notion and structure of chance in their work, for example by incorporating found objects from the natural world. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Ellsworth Kelly
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Ellsworth Kelly Tate Modern Retrospective exhibition to mark the abstract artist's 90th birthday, curated by Ann Coxon. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture Tate Modern Sculptures which use commonplace objects to explore notions of value. Featured artists include Subodh Gupta, Haris Epaminonda, Rachel Harrison and Roger Hiorns. Curated by Ann Coxon. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Giorgio De Chirico And Jannis Kounellis
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Giorgio De Chirico And Jannis Kounellis Tate Modern An exhibition exploring how two different artists responded to surrealism, and employed surrealist techniques in fresh contexts. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Henry Wessel
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Henry Wessel Tate Modern Twenty-seven photographs recently acquired by the Tate, depicting America's social landscape and commonplace moments in the lives of strangers. Curated by Simon Baker and Shoair Mavlian. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Homeworkers
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Homeworkers Tate Modern An exhibition, curated by Ann Coxon and Valentina Ravagli, of artworks employing materials traditionally associated with the domestic sphere. Artists include Margaret Harrison, Rosemarie Trockel, Annette Messager and Tracey Emin. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Leon Golub & Hrair Sarkissian: Facing History
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Leon Golub & Hrair Sarkissian: Facing History Tate Modern Works by two artists whose subject-matter is violence and atrocity. Golub's three canvases draw upon news photographs from the Vietnam War whilst Hrair Sarkissian's photographic sereis Execution Squares 2008 recalls the aftermath of public executions glimpsed as a child in Syria. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Minimalism
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Minimalism Tate Modern An art exhibition curated by Helen Sainsbury, exploring the development of an aesthetic sensibility characterised by austerity and restraint. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
New Images Of Man
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
New Images Of Man Tate Modern Matthew Gale curates an exhibition exploring how artists responded to the state-sponsored barbarities of the mid-20th century with highly personalised artworks of abstract expressionism. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Nicholas Hlobo
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Nicholas Hlobo Tate Modern Artworks which utilise craft techniques of stitching and weaving to express the challenges of talking openly about homosexuality in South Africa. Curated by Kerryn Greenberg. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Pino Pascali
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Pino Pascali Tate Modern Mark Godfrey curates an exhibition of works by one of the most important 1960s Italian artists, who favoured using steel wool in the Arte Povera, or Poor Art, fashion. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Realisms
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Realisms Tate Modern Exhibition exploring how many 20th-century artists resisted the onslaught of abstractionism, and how the realist movement was hijacked by political movements such as Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Russian Revolutionary Posters
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Russian Revolutionary Posters Tate Modern A display of street posters from the Soviet era, when they played a significant role in Bolshevik communication with the masses, portraying positive images of the regime. Curated by Matthew Gale. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
The Reclining Nude
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
The Reclining Nude Tate Modern An exhibition of works exploring this artistic tradition in the 19th and 20th centuries, and how it evolved from exotic and submissive orientalism to sexual openness. Curated by Matthew Gale. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Thomas Hirschhorn And Germaine Richier
OngoingFree Event

27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016 - Various Times | Free

 
Thomas Hirschhorn And Germaine Richier Tate Modern Two contrasting sculptures that focus on the body, merging it with other forms. Curated by Matthew Gale. 2014-05-272016-12-31 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Heather & Ivan Morison: Skirt Of The Black Mouth
OngoingFree Event

19th October 2012 to 30th September 2015 | Free

 
Heather & Ivan Morison: Skirt Of The Black Mouth Tate Modern A site-specific sculptural installation created as part of the landscape of the Tate Modern Project, disrupting the monolithic forms and geometry of the modern world. 2012-10-192015-09-30 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

5th February to 10th May 2015 | £16 (Adults), £14.50 (without donation), £14 (Concs), £12.70 (without donation), Free (Children Under 12)

 
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden Tate Modern From 5th February, Tate Modern celebrates Amsterdam-based, South African artist Marlene Dumas, known for her intense paintings drawn from personal and public images - her often explicit portraits also include such figures as Amy Winehouse ... 2015-02-052015-05-10 Where:
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street London, SE1 9TG
Category: Art Galleries
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Somerset House

Gallery and former Tudor palace

Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 
 

Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector of Edward VI, built the great mansion on the banks of the river to match his new-found status and rank. Following the Duke's execution for treason in 1552, the house passed onto Queen Elizabeth I and then Anne of Denmark and Norway - wife of James I - who christened it 'Denmark House'. Charles I's Queen, Henrietta Maria of France, was the next royal occupant. Having lived through the Civil War, the Great Fire, various refurbishments and other regal guests including Queen Catherine of Braganza, the palace fell into disrepair in the 1700s and was eventually demolished. Sir William Chambers was commissioned to design a replacement building whose purpose was to house various learned societies of the day. The current building still looks and feels like a palace with its great courtyard and elegant fountains, riverside terrace and magnificent collection of art and sculpture. It's easy to imagine a time when kings, queens and courtiers graced its grounds. Modern-day concerts now held in the courtyard echo the dramatic and musical masque entertainments popular during the reign of Anne of Denmark. While visitors have to pay to view the main galleries, admission to the courtyard, riverside terrace, restored Seamen's Hall, Nelson Stair, interpretation gallery and 18th century Commissioner's Barge are all free.

 
 

Events at Somerset House

Mr Elbank: Beard
Now OnFree Event

25th to 29th Mar 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
Mr Elbank: Beard Somerset House Exhibition of photographs by Mr Elbank in which all of the subjects sport a beard. 2015-03-052015-03-29 Where:
Somerset House, Strand London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Historic Buildings

Exhibition of photographs by Mr Elbank in which all of the subjects sport a beard.

The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - Waste
Now OnFree Event

11th March to 10th April 2015 - 10am-6pm | Free

 
The Syngenta Photography Award 2015: Scarcity - Waste Somerset House 2015-03-112015-04-10 Where:
Somerset House, Strand London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Historic Buildings
Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath
OngoingFree Event

19th March to 31st May 2015 - 12noon-6pm | Free

 
Maggi Hambling: War Requiem & Aftermath Somerset House Site-specific installation, sculpture, painting and film by the British artist. 2015-03-192015-05-31 Where:
Somerset House, Strand London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Historic Buildings
Knyttan: Factory Of The Future
OngoingFree Event

25th to 29th Mar 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Knyttan: Factory Of The Future Somerset House A chance to have your own knitwear design made in front of you by the knitting studio's industrial machines and using the finest-quality Italian Merino wool. 2014-11-292015-03-29 Where:
Somerset House, Strand London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Historic Buildings
The Unseen Emporium
OngoingFree Event

29th November 2014 to 5th May 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
The Unseen Emporium Somerset House Exploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts. 2014-11-292015-05-05 Where:
Somerset House, Strand London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Historic Buildings
Beard Now OnFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

5th to 29th March 2015 | Free

 
Beard Somerset House Hipster alert! Given their popularity in scene-making east London, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated an exhibition to the beauty of the beard. All of the 80 subjects in Beard sport ... 2015-03-052015-03-29 Where:
Somerset House, Strand London, WC2R 1LA
Category: Historic Buildings

Hipster alert! Given their popularity in scene-making east London, it was only a matter of time before someone dedicated an exhibition to the beauty of the beard. All of the 80 subjects in Beard sport ...more

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Design Museum

Furniture, fashion, architecture and art - 250,000 annual visitors

28 Shad Thames, Bankside, London, SE1 2YD

Tube: Tower Hill Station

 
 

Located on the banks of the Thames, the Design Museum has two floors and showcases contemporary design in all forms, including fashion, graphic and architectural. There are two main galleries, and the collections trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. This was the first museum in the world to focus on the exhibition of mass-produced items and today boasts a celebrated collection of everyday objects from the 20th and 21st centuries. While the items allow visitors to reminisce about the past, the Design Museum also provides an opportunity to examine innovative prototypes for the future. The objects relate to engineering, technology, furniture, fashion and architecture. Housed in a 1950s building re-designed by the Conran Group, the museum lies just downriver of Butler's Wharf and the old spice-importing warehouses. And, if you start to get peckish during your visit, the Blue Print Cafe on the first floor overlooking the river is a bit of a treat.

 
 

Events at Design Museum

Designs of the Year 2015 OngoingFree Event Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

25th March to 16th August 2015 | £13 (Adults), £6.50 (Children 15-6), Free (Children Under 6)

 
Designs of the Year 2015 Design Museum Now in its eighth year, the Design Museum's annual Designs of the Year awards have become a much anticipated feature of the design calender. In 2015, the 76 nominations include global stars like Herzog & ... 2015-03-252015-08-16 Where:
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames London, SE1 2YD
Category: Museums
Women Fashion Power Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

29th October 2014 to 26th April 2015 | £12.40 (Adults), £9.30 (Students)

 
Women Fashion Power Design Museum Exploring how influential women have used fashion to define and enhance their position in the world, Women Fashion Power at the Design Museum brings together clothing, photography, archive footage and interviews. Twenty-five high-profile women - ... 2014-10-292015-04-26 Where:
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames London, SE1 2YD
Category: Museums
Life On Foot: Camper At The Design Museum

13th May to 1st November 2015 - 10am-5.45pm | £13

 
Life On Foot: Camper At The Design Museum Design Museum An exhibition held in admiration of the popular Spanish footwear brand, Camper. 2015-05-132015-11-01 Where:
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames London, SE1 2YD
Category: Museums
Bicycles

9th September 2015 to 28th February 2016 - 10am-5.45pm | £13

 
Bicycles Design Museum A major exhibition bringing together a range of the definitive bicycles of our times, exploring the cycling subcultures and the impact of the quest to achieve greater performance is having on the design of bicycles. 2015-09-092016-02-28 Where:
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames London, SE1 2YD
Category: Museums
Designers In Residence: Migration

9th September 2015 to 28th February 2016 - 10am-5.45pm | £13

 
Designers In Residence: Migration Design Museum The exhibition provides a platform for young and up-and-coming designers to present their work, all based around the theme of migration. 2015-09-092016-02-28 Where:
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames London, SE1 2YD
Category: Museums
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Whitechapel Gallery

Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 7QX

Tube: Aldgate East Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate Station

 
 

Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty of its light, airy space and for embracing the local community in its work. Founded in 1901, extensive refurbishment saw the gallery, reopened in April 2009, double in size. The gallery does not have a permanent collection, preferring instead to host a constantly evolving programme of works and there is always something free to see. Community projects and retrospective exhibitions now rest alongside landmark examples of contemporary work. The Pop Art 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition of 1956 is often hailed as the gallery's most iconic event, although there are a number of other exhibitions worthy of note. Picasso's 'Guernica' was displayed here in 1938, Jackson Pollock had work exhibited at the gallery in the 1950s, David Hockney's first show was held here in 1970 and Lucian Freud had a major exhibition in 1993. With its pillared supports and high ceilings, The Lower Gallery, in particular, is a fantastic exhibition space. The expansion means the Whitechapel has a number of new exhibition spaces offering a fantastic backdrop for corporate and private events.

 
 

Events at Whitechapel Gallery

David Batchelor: Monochrome Archive, 1997-2015
OngoingFree Event

19th February to 3rd May 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
David Batchelor: Monochrome Archive, 1997-2015 Whitechapel Gallery See 500 images from British artist David Batchelor's series of Found Monochromes as a multi-screen installation as part of the Adventures of the Black Square exhibition. 2015-02-192015-05-03 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
Josiah McElheny: Interactions Of The Abstract Body
OngoingFree Event

15th January to 2nd April 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Josiah McElheny: Interactions Of The Abstract Body Whitechapel Gallery An installation of glass sculptures by the New York-based artist, inspired by 20th-century artists and designers and the Italian architect, glass and furniture-maker Carlo Scarpa. 2015-01-152015-04-02 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
Lynette Yiadom Boakye: Boakye Selects From The V-A-C Collection
OngoingFree Event

17th March to 14th June 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Lynette Yiadom Boakye: Boakye Selects From The V-A-C Collection Whitechapel Gallery Through painting, photography and film chosen by the artist, this exhibition considers how people interact with nature, both indoors and outdoors. 2015-03-172015-06-14 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
Peter Liversidge: Notes On Protesting
OngoingFree Event

17th March to 14th June 2015 - Various Times | Free

 
Peter Liversidge: Notes On Protesting Whitechapel Gallery Documentation and a film of the work performed at the gallery in 2014 between the artist and a group of children on the theme of protest. 2015-03-172015-06-14 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
Karen Mirza And Brad Butler: The Unreliable Narrator
Ongoing

13th January to 26th April 2015 | phone for prices

 
Karen Mirza And Brad Butler: The Unreliable Narrator Whitechapel Gallery A new installation and video works by Mirza and Butler. 2015-01-132015-04-26 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
Careers In The Visual Arts: Film And Events Programming

Friday 27th March 2015 - 10am-6pm | £195

 
Careers In The Visual Arts: Film And Events Programming Whitechapel Gallery From curating film programmes to organising festivals, producing films and developing residencies, this day explores the varied role of the institutional and freelance programmer, specialising in artist film and new media. 2015-03-272015-03-27 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries

From curating film programmes to organising festivals, producing films and developing residencies, this day explores the varied role of the institutional and freelance programmer, specialising in artist film and new media.

Daniel Buren
Ends TodayFree Event

Friday 27th March 2015 - 3pm | Free

 
Daniel Buren Whitechapel Gallery A major survey of work by the influential, French conceptual artist known for his adoption of the 8.7cm vertical stripe used as a visual tool to analyse the relationship between a work of art and its surroundings. 2015-03-062015-03-27 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries

A major survey of work by the influential, French conceptual artist known for his adoption of the 8.7cm vertical stripe used as a visual tool to analyse the relationship between a work of art and its surroundings.

Adventures Of The Black Square: Abstract Art And Society 1915-2015 Ongoing Editor's Top Pick - Recommended

15th January to 6th April 2015 | From £8.85

 
Adventures Of The Black Square: Abstract Art And Society 1915-2015 Whitechapel Gallery Follow a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today, shedding new light on the evolution of geometric abstraction. Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015 takes as its starting point Kazimir ... 2015-01-152015-04-06 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries
Anna Parkina: The Dream Of The Volunteer
On Soon

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 3pm | £8.50, concs £6.50

 
Anna Parkina: The Dream Of The Volunteer Whitechapel Gallery Accompanied performance piece featuring pianist Sophie Agnel which plays with light and shadow as the Russian artist combines the performer's body together with image and fabric. 2015-03-282015-03-28 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries

Accompanied performance piece featuring pianist Sophie Agnel which plays with light and shadow as the Russian artist combines the performer's body together with image and fabric.

Saturday Drawing Workshop (Ages 10-15)
On Soon

Saturday 28th March 2015 - 11am-12.30pm | term £150

 
Saturday Drawing Workshop (Ages 10-15) Whitechapel Gallery Drawing activities. 2015-02-282015-03-28 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 7QX
Category: Art Galleries

Drawing activities.

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