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London exhibitions - Archive Articles

Reviews of the many exhibitions that take place across London.

IWM looks at computer war games with an immersive exhibition
IWM looks at computer war games with an immersive exhibition

IWM looks at computer war games with an immersive exhibition

An exhibition that looks at war games goes beyond the classic shot-em-ups, to look at how games are both an aid to war-making, but also educating people about the human suffering caused by wars.

Dec
23
2022
Tutankhamun as street art at the British Museum
Tutankhamun as street art at the British Museum

Tutankhamun as street art at the British Museum

The British Museum has chosen an unusual way of marking the centenary of Tutankhamun's discovery, and some people will love it, and umm, some are likely to loathe it.

Dec
21
2022
Digital recreation of an extinct rhino at the Natural History Museum
Digital recreation of an extinct rhino at the Natural History Museum

Digital recreation of an extinct rhino at the Natural History Museum

Four years ago, the last male northern white rhinoceros died in a zoo, but now a digital recreation has come to life in the Natural History Museum and in doing so raises questions about how we can bring extinct species back to life.

Dec
20
2022
Three free exhibitions at the British Library
Three free exhibitions at the British Library

Three free exhibitions at the British Library

Nope, not a joke about buses, there really are three exhibitions at the British Library at the moment that are free to visit, although oddly, only two of them are listed on the library's own website.

Dec
20
2022
Kew Gardens’ orchid festival returns in 2023
Kew Gardens’ orchid festival returns in 2023

Kew Gardens’ orchid festival returns in 2023

Early next year, Kew Gardens will again fill a conservatory with a huge range of orchids, and for the first time, with a focus on the plants from a single country.

Dec
19
2022
Barbican celebrates women from pre-revolutionary Iran
Barbican celebrates women from pre-revolutionary Iran

Barbican celebrates women from pre-revolutionary Iran

Exhibitions take ages to arrange, and yet at times, they accidentally coincide with wider world events, and such a moment has happened at the Barbican with Soheila Sokhanvari's Rebel Rebel.

Dec
13
2022
A giant floating moon fills Greenwich’s Painted Hall
A giant floating moon fills Greenwich’s Painted Hall

A giant floating moon fills Greenwich’s Painted Hall

A scale model of the moon will be filling the Painted Hall in Greenwich for the next couple of months.

Dec
13
2022
LEGO dinosaurs coming to the Horniman Museum
LEGO dinosaurs coming to the Horniman Museum

LEGO dinosaurs coming to the Horniman Museum

A 1.5 metre long model of a Polacanthus, an armoured 125-million-year-old dinosaur found in the UK, will be on show for the first time as part of the Brick Dinos exhibition, coming to the Horniman Museum.

Dec
12
2022
A world of the weird and wonderful fills the Design Museum
A world of the weird and wonderful fills the Design Museum

A world of the weird and wonderful fills the Design Museum

In the 1920s, a new way of looking at the world started to emerge in the world of artists, the surrealist was born, and a century later, the Design Museum is full of the strange contorted shapes that emerged from that moment of genesis.

Dec
07
2022
400 years of Christmas Past on display at the Museum of the Home
400 years of Christmas Past on display at the Museum of the Home

400 years of Christmas Past on display at the Museum of the Home

The Museum of the Home in East London has decorated its collection of display living rooms with the Christmas of centuries past.

Dec
06
2022
Science Museum exhibition looks at the race for a COVID vaccine
Science Museum exhibition looks at the race for a COVID vaccine

Science Museum exhibition looks at the race for a COVID vaccine

Two years ago, the world celebrated as the first Covid vaccine was approved for use, and now, the Science Museum is taking a look at how we got to that momentous moment.

Dec
02
2022
London exhibitions to visit in December 2022
London exhibitions to visit in December 2022

London exhibitions to visit in December 2022

A selection of ten excellent exhibitions to visit in December as a break from office parties and trying to remember how to use postage stamps to send Christmas cards.

Dec
01
2022
Restored painting of the Nativity by Piero goes on display at the National Gallery
Restored painting of the Nativity by Piero goes on display at the National Gallery

Restored painting of the Nativity by Piero goes on display at the National Gallery

A painting has gone on display at the National Gallery that was so controversial when it was bought that the Prime Minister was involved in the fuss.

Dec
01
2022
Supermodels – a delightful exhibition of architect’s models in Kings Cross
Supermodels – a delightful exhibition of architect’s models in Kings Cross

Supermodels – a delightful exhibition of architect’s models in Kings Cross

Dotted around the dark interior of a gutted office building are small moments of delight as architectural models come alive when you approach them.

Nov
30
2022
There’s a field of glowing roses in Central London
There’s a field of glowing roses in Central London

There’s a field of glowing roses in Central London

Grosvenor Square in central London is home to a field of glowing roses, as a charity fundraiser for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Nov
29
2022
Spot the restored phonebox with its original interior at St Pancras
Spot the restored phonebox with its original interior at St Pancras

Spot the restored phonebox with its original interior at St Pancras

If you look carefully inside a phonebox outside St Pancras station you might wonder why it has warnings about WWII and instructions about enlisting to fight for King and Country.

Nov
28
2022
The world’s largest dinosaur is coming to the Natural History Museum
The world’s largest dinosaur is coming to the Natural History Museum

The world’s largest dinosaur is coming to the Natural History Museum

Making its European debut, a dinosaur that's four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus is coming to the Natural History Museum next spring.

Nov
28
2022
Street art exhibition coming to the Saatchi Gallery
Street art exhibition coming to the Saatchi Gallery

Street art exhibition coming to the Saatchi Gallery

Street art will be taking over the entire Saatchi Gallery next year as an exhibition of the once subversive artform continues its migration into mainstream art.

Nov
24
2022
Illuminature – a winter wander through the WWT London Wetland Centre
Illuminature – a winter wander through the WWT London Wetland Centre

Illuminature – a winter wander through the WWT London Wetland Centre

If you fancy a wander around a nature reserve at night surrounded by the sounds of the wildlife and winter lights, then the WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes could be for you.

Nov
22
2022
Greenwich to host exhibition of Dutch maritime paintings
Greenwich to host exhibition of Dutch maritime paintings

Greenwich to host exhibition of Dutch maritime paintings

The paintings made by Willem van de Velde the Elder and his son were to change English art, and to mark the anniversary of their arrival in Greenwich, an exhibition of their works will open next year.

Nov
10
2022
Horror but not as you’ve seen it fills Somerset House
Horror but not as you’ve seen it fills Somerset House

Horror but not as you’ve seen it fills Somerset House

This is a horror show, but not the sort of horror you might expect, as it's not scary horror in the classic sense, but more a look at how artists have expressed their own personal horror at what they see around them.

Nov
09
2022
Donatello’s statue of David to go on show in London for the first time
Donatello’s statue of David to go on show in London for the first time

Donatello’s statue of David to go on show in London for the first time

Donatello’s most famous marble sculpture, David is coming to the UK, as part of an exhibition of the Renaissance sculptor's work at the V&A next year.

Nov
08
2022
Two Turner paintings in London for the first time in over a century
Two Turner paintings in London for the first time in over a century

Two Turner paintings in London for the first time in over a century

Two large paintings by Turner have gone on show in London for the first time in over a century, and also for the first time ever, are side by side in the same room.

Nov
08
2022
The myths of Alexander the Great explored at the British Library
The myths of Alexander the Great explored at the British Library

The myths of Alexander the Great explored at the British Library

Alexander the Great is a figure so wrapped up in myth and legend that it can almost be difficult to remember that he was a real man, and the British Library is taking a look at the man behind the myth.

Nov
02
2022