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A Brit lost in a haze of American landscapes – Thomas Cole at the National Gallery

The National Gallery has given over space to a British born artist, who is best known for his sweeping, somewhat chocolate box landscapes of rural America.


The death of Romans reveals the multicultural origins of London

An exceptionally rare stone sarcophagus, discovered in Southwark just last year is the centerpiece to this new major exhibition about the dead of Roman London.


The future starts here? Or does it?

One thing anyone who has ever looked at visions of the future will be able to tell you, is that our predecessors were utterly wrong. So it takes some gumption for the V&A to repeat the same... mistake?


A new exhibition about Heathrow Airport’s history opens

From early days with tents for terminal buildings, through to a glimpse at a possible future, a new display has opened, showing off a concise history of Heathrow Airport.


New exhibition shows off Captain Cook’s collections

A new exhibition is opening to mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s ship Endeavour setting sail to eventually discover Australia, several Pacific lands and observe the transit of Venus.


Modern videogames retrospective comes to the V&A

A festival looking at the impact that the modern computer game has had on society is coming to the V&A museum later this year.


See a century of Nordic design for children

Some of the 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in a new exhibition at the Museum of Childhood.


Pay a visit to the British Dental Museum in central London

Yes, all about teeth and toothache and pulling teeth and filling teeth and polishing teeth.


Lego, postboxes and 3d maps – 150 years of the Chartered Surveyor

If you've ever seen people in hi-vis standing on street corners holding rulers and odd looking contraptions, then you've seen a surveyor, the people who measure things.


See a Georgian Miscellany of Medicine

A dead cock fed on peppercorns, equal quantities of opium, saltpetre and liquorice, a tincture of mercury -- are recommended treatments of Georgian London, and on display at the moment.


Army Museum shows off the secretive work of the Special Forces

An unexpectedly topical exhibition has opened at the Army Museum that looks at the work of the special forces, the SAS, the SBS, and the three services that are even more secretive than that.


The last Crossrail exhibition opens at the Transport Museum

Crossrail's final public exhibition before it transforms into a public railway has opened at the Transport Museum, showing off some of the engineering behind the tunnelling project.


Exhibition celebrates the discovery of blood circulation

Just under 400 years ago, a British physician was to overturn 1,500 years of thinking about how the human body worked, with considerable opposition from the venue now hosting an exhibition about him. William Harvey was a very well connected


Steampunk visions of London’s future

A series of images are on display at the Museum of London, offering a futurist look at what a possible, or in at least one case, utterly impossible, future for London might look like.


Encounters with Ayurvedic Man at the Wellcome

A display of Asian medicine writings collected by the Wellcome Collection a century ago has gone on display for the first time.