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.

The naked lady who drew the Moomins
The naked lady who drew the Moomins

The naked lady who drew the Moomins

An exhibition about the Moomins opens with a painting of a naked lady, and she's the real topic of the exhibition, not the cute Finnish cartoons.

Nov
05
2017
Death and Mortality at the Guildhall Art Gallery
Death and Mortality at the Guildhall Art Gallery

Death and Mortality at the Guildhall Art Gallery

There's an exhibition open at the moment about death and mortality. It opened a couple of months ago, and I've been struggling to think of something to say about it.

Oct
24
2017
Hear 140 years of Recorded Sound at the British Library
Hear 140 years of Recorded Sound at the British Library

Hear 140 years of Recorded Sound at the British Library

The British Library is not just a space for silent contemplation of worthy tomes, it's also a huge collection of audio recordings, and some are now on "display".

Oct
11
2017
70 years of celebrating concrete
70 years of celebrating concrete

70 years of celebrating concrete

A magazine starting publishing in 1947, and it's still going strong today, so there's an exhibition about its namesake - concrete.

Oct
08
2017
See ordinary animals as never seen before
See ordinary animals as never seen before

See ordinary animals as never seen before

There's a display of ordinary animals, mundane animals, commonplace animals, and you'll want to visit to see them, for they are in an unusual home.

Oct
06
2017
Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display
Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display

Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head goes on public display

Long locked away following a botched preservation attempt, the decapitated mummified head of the philosopher, Jeremy Bentham has been put on display for the first time in decades.

Oct
05
2017

Sir John Soane’s Museum to start opening on Sundays

This curiously eclectic museum in the heart of London has long been closed on Sundays, but no longer.

Oct
05
2017
The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it
The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it

The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it

The ancient Egyptians invented it, the Victorians industrialised it, the Edwardians loved it, and most of us who sat on plywood chairs at school hated it.

Sep
13
2017
See modern mosaics in a City of London church
See modern mosaics in a City of London church

See modern mosaics in a City of London church

Each summer, a church in the City of London hosts an exhibition of newly created mosaics from the studios of Southbank Mosaics.

Sep
05
2017
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

A new museum has opened in London, and deep underneath, it has the ultimate toy -- it's very own private tube tunnel railway, and you can go for a ride in it.

Sep
04
2017
The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum
The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum

The shattered bodies of war at the Science Museum

An exhibition at the Science Museum looks at what happens when diplomacy fails, and war shatters people, in body and mind.

Sep
04
2017
Well, Well, Well, looks what’s at the Science Museum
Well, Well, Well, looks what’s at the Science Museum

Well, Well, Well, looks what’s at the Science Museum

Today marks the unveiling of two remarkable clocks at the Science Museum.

Aug
25
2017
See the Royal Carriages behind Buckingham Palace
See the Royal Carriages behind Buckingham Palace

See the Royal Carriages behind Buckingham Palace

Hidden behind a rather small easy to ignore door in a high imposing wall next to Buckingham Palace can be found a large collection of regal bling.

Aug
19
2017
Coventry’s Transport Museums – The Electric Railway Museum
Coventry’s Transport Museums – The Electric Railway Museum

Coventry’s Transport Museums – The Electric Railway Museum

It's not easy to find, not easy to get to, and about to close down, so you should hurry to one of the best collections of electric railway trains in the UK.

Aug
14
2017
A pillared hall full of glittering stones
A pillared hall full of glittering stones

A pillared hall full of glittering stones

In an era of ever more flashy museum displays, step back into an older world, of wooden cases and typewritten signs, to a place where misshapen lumps of stone are the glories to admire.

Aug
07
2017
Tim Peake’s spacecraft at the Science Museum
Tim Peake’s spacecraft at the Science Museum

Tim Peake’s spacecraft at the Science Museum

After hurtling through the atmosphere, its outer skin burnt and charred by superheated plasma, a spacecraft has arrived at the Science Museum.

Aug
06
2017
Poisonous new exhibition opening soon
Poisonous new exhibition opening soon

Poisonous new exhibition opening soon

A new exhibition will be opening this autumn focusing on that rather curious ability of animals to kill - using poison.

Aug
05
2017
See a 3D model of Bond Street tube station
See a 3D model of Bond Street tube station

See a 3D model of Bond Street tube station

As an example of how TfL uses data analysis to plan future tube station upgrades, a 3D scale model of Bond Street tube station has been loaned to the Science Museum.

Aug
05
2017
See the Tudor monarch’s Blood Royal in this exhibition
See the Tudor monarch’s Blood Royal in this exhibition

See the Tudor monarch’s Blood Royal in this exhibition

There a small, but interesting exhibition at the moment that puts on display a range of Tudor era paintings, books and royal documents.

Aug
05
2017
A library hosts an exhibition about Stationers
A library hosts an exhibition about Stationers

A library hosts an exhibition about Stationers

For around 500 years, a worshipful company controlled the printing industry within the City of London, and an exhibition has opened showing off some of their heritage.

Aug
04
2017
A dystopian delight of Sci-Fi on display at the Barbican
A dystopian delight of Sci-Fi on display at the Barbican

A dystopian delight of Sci-Fi on display at the Barbican

A vast display of science fiction memorabilia is filling an inky black space within the brutalist heart of the Barbican at the moment.

Jul
30
2017
History of Europe – Told by its Theatres at the V&A
History of Europe – Told by its Theatres at the V&A

History of Europe – Told by its Theatres at the V&A

Much like the early days of travelling players, there's a travelling exhibition about the history of the theatre, and it's currently in London.

Jul
16
2017
Data geekery reveals the hidden life of cities
Data geekery reveals the hidden life of cities

Data geekery reveals the hidden life of cities

The Museum of London has opened a new exhibition looking less at historic object than at a period of human migration - the rise of the city and how the information age is changing the cities of the future.

Jul
15
2017

ABBA exhibition troops to Waterloo This Winter

Turns out there's an ABBA museum in Stockholm, and it's coming to London later this year.

Jul
03
2017