Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

London exhibitions - Archive Articles

Reviews of the many exhibitions that take place across London.

An exhibition about breathing
An exhibition about breathing

An exhibition about breathing

Taking a breath, something we do without thinking, until we think about it then we wonder how we can stop thinking about breathing and maybe panic about what would happen if we stopped breathing.

May
13
2019
See Sir Joseph Bazalgette made from Lego
See Sir Joseph Bazalgette made from Lego

See Sir Joseph Bazalgette made from Lego

Just around the corner from the Houses of Parliament, an exhibition about water opens with a model of the sewer king, Sir Joseph Bazalgette - made from Lego.

Apr
24
2019
Westminster Abbey’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries
Westminster Abbey’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries

Westminster Abbey’s Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries

High up above the Nave of Westminster Abbey is a new exhibition space, with incidentally, what has often been described as the "the best view in Europe".

Apr
18
2019
Exhibition – from the League of Nations to Greenham Common
Exhibition – from the League of Nations to Greenham Common

Exhibition – from the League of Nations to Greenham Common

A modest sized, but informative exhibition looks at 20th century efforts to prevent war, and the protests that the campaigns engendered.

Mar
04
2019

Tutankhamun exhibition coming to London

Nearly a century after the discovery of his tomb, Tutankhamun is coming to London, for what is billed as the last ever travelling show of the Pharaoh's treasures.

Mar
01
2019
Staging magic – a magical book exhibition at Senate House
Staging magic – a magical book exhibition at Senate House

Staging magic – a magical book exhibition at Senate House

Up high in the imposing Senate House in Bloomsbury, a magical exhibition of conjuring history has recently opened.

Feb
23
2019
Leonardo da Vinci defying death at UCL
Leonardo da Vinci defying death at UCL

Leonardo da Vinci defying death at UCL

Perpetual motion and the perpetuity of life are the topic of two very different exhibitions within yards of each other within UCL's campus in central London.

Feb
21
2019
Met Police’s Heritage Centre revamps for female police centenary
Met Police’s Heritage Centre revamps for female police centenary

Met Police’s Heritage Centre revamps for female police centenary

A little known heritage museum for the Metropolitan Police has had a revamp of its display to highlight 100 years of women in London's police force.

Feb
20
2019
New exhibition shows off the golden age of sea travel
New exhibition shows off the golden age of sea travel

New exhibition shows off the golden age of sea travel

A tantalizing preview of a huge collection of ocean liner documents has gone on display in the Guildhall Library in the City of London.

Feb
14
2019
Cryptic book illustrations go on display in Freemasons’ Hall
Cryptic book illustrations go on display in Freemasons’ Hall

Cryptic book illustrations go on display in Freemasons’ Hall

An exhibition of old books has gone on display in Covent Garden that seeks to explain the often cryptic messages hidden within their illustrations.

Feb
12
2019
Exhibition goes under the skin to reveal the secrets of the human body
Exhibition goes under the skin to reveal the secrets of the human body

Exhibition goes under the skin to reveal the secrets of the human body

For a few weeks, there's an exhibition about what lies beneath the skin of the average human being.

Feb
06
2019
Last chance to visit the Wellcome’s Medicine Now exhibition
Last chance to visit the Wellcome’s Medicine Now exhibition

Last chance to visit the Wellcome’s Medicine Now exhibition

The Wellcome Collection's "Medicine Now" exhibition is a permanent display, that's closing in April. So you have just a few weeks left to visit it.

Jan
28
2019
Be a pirate at the Museum of Childhood
Be a pirate at the Museum of Childhood

Be a pirate at the Museum of Childhood

There's an exhibition about pirates in East London at the moment, which I would describe as a pirate themed playground that happens to be in a museum.

Dec
29
2018
Puss in books in the British Library
Puss in books in the British Library

Puss in books in the British Library

Long before cats appeared on the internet, they appeared in books, and their comic antics are currently the topic of an exhibition at the British Library.

Dec
26
2018
Dinner with the Charles Dickens Museum
Dinner with the Charles Dickens Museum

Dinner with the Charles Dickens Museum

Christmas means food, drink and dickens, so the Charles Dickens Museum has decked the halls and put out the (artificial) food in a celebration of a Dickensian Christmas.

Dec
03
2018
Disease X – the next London pandemic?
Disease X – the next London pandemic?

Disease X – the next London pandemic?

At some point in the future, London will be struck by a dread disease that will lay waste to swathes of society.

Nov
27
2018
Exhibition – Ribera: Art of Violence
Exhibition – Ribera: Art of Violence

Exhibition – Ribera: Art of Violence

Visitors to genteel Dulwich are in for a shock at the moment, as they are confronted with torture, blood, pain, and human skin -- in the local gallery's latest exhibition.

Nov
01
2018
When plywood and plastic ruled — at the V&A
When plywood and plastic ruled — at the V&A

When plywood and plastic ruled — at the V&A

There's a room in the V&A that's filled with more than the usual abundance of nostalgia, looking at domestic design in the post-war years.

Oct
30
2018
Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum
Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum

Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum

Since they were created, people have wondered if computers could create art, and now the V&A has an exhibition of some of the results of that pondering.

Oct
22
2018
50 years since the abolition of censorship in the theatres
50 years since the abolition of censorship in the theatres

50 years since the abolition of censorship in the theatres

This exhibition is a wake up call to everyone how precious our freedoms are -- and needs to be seen by as many people as possible.

Oct
15
2018
The Sun blazes into the Science Museum’s new blockbuster exhibition
The Sun blazes into the Science Museum’s new blockbuster exhibition

The Sun blazes into the Science Museum’s new blockbuster exhibition

From ancient Bronze Age worship to spacecraft still to be launched, the Science Museum's newest blockbuster exhibition looks at the source of all life on earth... the Sun.

Oct
04
2018
Freemasonry’s bling goes on display
Freemasonry’s bling goes on display

Freemasonry’s bling goes on display

Deep within the stony facade of Freemasonry's head office can be found the largest public display Masonic badges to have been staged in the UK.

Sep
30
2018
The last Tsar, the death of the Romanovs at the Science Museum
The last Tsar, the death of the Romanovs at the Science Museum

The last Tsar, the death of the Romanovs at the Science Museum

At a time when news about Russia is synonymous with assassination and murder, the Science Museum looks back 100 years to another dark and notorious assassination.

Sep
23
2018
British Museum reveals how Asia viewed Europe
British Museum reveals how Asia viewed Europe

British Museum reveals how Asia viewed Europe

Looking at how Europeans traded with Asia from the 18th century onwards, an exhibition shows how Asia viewed these strange foreigners in their homelands.

Sep
05
2018