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Kensington’s big three museums announce their reopening dates
Kensington’s big three museums announce their reopening dates

The big three – the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the V&A Museum have all announced the dates they will reopen following the lockdown.

Charles Dickens Museum reopens with a new exhibition
Charles Dickens Museum reopens with a new exhibition

The museum inside Charles Dickens London home is reopening after its virus lockdown, with a new exhibition that will include eight newly colourised portraits.

Museum of London’s pandemic exhibition goes online
Museum of London’s pandemic exhibition goes online

A couple of years ago, a prophetic exhibition about pandemics was held at the Museum of London, and now they’ve put it online.

Tutankhamun exhibition goes (slightly) online
Tutankhamun exhibition goes (slightly) online

As the “last chance to see” Tutankhamun exhibition in London has closed to the public, they’ve released a video of it for those who missed out.

Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects
Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects

Museums can’t afford to ignore anniversaries, so in this the 200th anniversary of the Lady with the Lamp’s birth, the Florence Nightingale Museum has assembled 200 objects that signify her life and legacy.

Lightboxes and Lettering: The importance of East London’s print industry
Lightboxes and Lettering: The importance of East London’s print industry

An exhibition that charts and celebrates the history of printing from the hand laid out letter presses to the modern computer aided design.

The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool
The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool

A corridor in the V&A museum has been filled with photos and drawings from the golden age of lidos and swimming pools.

Childhood in Dickensian London at the Senate House Library
Childhood in Dickensian London at the Senate House Library

With this year marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Dicken’s death, an exhibition is looking at the sort of childhood the average person could have expected when he was a child.

See Tangerine Dream at the Barbican
See Tangerine Dream at the Barbican

The Barbican’s music library is currently home to an exhibition about the pioneering German electronic music group, Tangerine Dream.

The history of executing people to open in the autumn
The history of executing people to open in the autumn

Just in time for Halloween, an exhibition will be opening later this year all about how people were killed by the state.

An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime
An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime

Play is something that is fairly recent innovation — as for most of humanity’s existence, children have simply been young adults, expected to work as soon as possible.

V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage
V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

As much as the play itself and the actors, one of the dominant features of a play or musical is the stage design, and an exhibition is currently looking at that aspect of the stage performance.

Marvellous and Mischievous at the British Library
Marvellous and Mischievous at the British Library

An exhibition is open at the British Library which looks at how books for children transformed from boringly educational for young adults through to entertaining children

New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum
New medicine gallery opens at the Science Museum

A huge new exhibition – taking over two-thirds of an entire floor at the Science Museum has opened, all about the history of medicine.

Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’
Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.

A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum
A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum

To mark the 850th anniversary of the assassination of the Thomas Becket, the British Museum has announced a major exhibition about the man, the Archbishop, the saint.

Tangerine Dream coming to the Barbican next year
Tangerine Dream coming to the Barbican next year

An exhibition about the legendary German electronica band, Tangerine Dream will be opening at the Barbican in the New Year

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank

A small exhibition tied in with a series of musical film screenings shows off some of the art work and preparatory photography from the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

The first Christmas card goes on show in London
The first Christmas card goes on show in London

1843 was an important year in the history of Christmas, and a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum is bringing them together for the first time.

The Clash: Museum of London Calling
The Clash: Museum of London Calling

It’s 40 years since The Clash’s third album ‘London Calling’ was released, and an exhibition has pulled together a host of memorabilia for that iconic album.

A field of glowing roses comes to London
A field of glowing roses comes to London

This weekend, a field of glowing roses will come to central London, and it’s a charity fund raiser for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace
Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the more important, and visually impressive diplomatic missions between the British and French monarchies, the Field of Cloth of Gold.

Exhibition Review: Tutankhamun comes to London
Exhibition Review: Tutankhamun comes to London

The Saatchi gallery, founded by the masters of spin has secured the big prize in blockbuster exhibitions with the master of bling paying his last visit to London.

Exhibition Review: Notgeld and the farting coppersmith
Exhibition Review: Notgeld and the farting coppersmith

In the British Museum at the moment is an exhibition about a period of German history that’s both well known, and hardly known at all – the hyperinflation of the world war periods.