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Exhibition Review


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.

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.

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.

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.

Rare clocks going on display next month

Two private clock collectors have collaborated to stage an exhibition of early English clocks at Bonhams next month.

Exhibition: At Last! Votes for Women

In this 100th anniversary of the right to vote for women in elections, there’s a number of exhibitions, and a small one can be found in the LSE Library just off Holborn.

A visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum

A museum devoted to the lady of the lamp who did so much to move the public’s opinion of nursing and war — sits under the pedestrian plaza at St Thomas’ Hospital.

Inside North Korea… inside Foyles

Inside that Mecca to reading can be found a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the world’s most repressive regimes.

Ranger’s House – the art collection you’ve probably never seen

At the top end of Greenwich Park, away from the tourists is a grand house, called a lodge, and inside is one of the UK’s finest collections of art. And until last week, not the easiest or most obvious one to see.

Get up close to the Sikh Empire at this outstanding SOAS exhibition

There’s an exceptionally good exhibition on at the moment at SOAS in the centre of London all about the Empire of the Sikhs.

Greenwich’s Maritime Museum to expand by 40% in September

The National Maritime Museum is about to get bigger. Much bigger. A development project that’s nearly finished is seeing the museum gain four new galleries, adding 1,000m2 of space in the Museum’s East Wing, previously closed to visitors, into public use.

A new exhibition space opens in central London

A former mansion house just behind Selfridges has added to its exhibition space with a dark new gallery in its basement.

Last chance to see the FATBERG!

This week marks the final chance to see the Museum of London’s infamous chunk of Fatberg, before it goes off of display on Sunday 1st July.

The splendour of the East arrives at the Queen’s Gallery

Two very different exhibitions, both celebrating the splendours of the Indian subcontinent — from Mughal paintings, to jewellery and elaborate weaponry — both at The Queen’s Gallery.

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.