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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 19th Feb 2018

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

The Charles Dickens Museum explores the creation of the story that may just be the most loved of the author’s tales. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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Discover Jon Snow's unique and colourful collection of ties crafted by the UK's last silk-weaving factory.  (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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Explore the secrets behind Michael’s storytelling through his original drafts, adaptations, scripts and unpublished manuscripts. (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a landmark exhibition exploring the vivid story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day  (Ending Soon Sun, 25th Feb)

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The exhibition showcases a display of wizarding books, manuscripts and magical objects. (Ending Soon Wed, 28th Feb)

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More than 100 specimens from the Museum's collection will be on display together for the first time, (Ending Soon Wed, 28th Feb)

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The nursing workforce is diverse, with healthcare workers representing a huge variety of backgrounds and experiences. This exhibition celebrates the contributions of some of the people whose work and lives have too often been overlooked. (Ending Soon Sat, 10th Mar)

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A celebration of Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture at Kew's Orchids Festival. (Ends on Sun, 11th Mar)

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A display of rarely-seen records, players and recorders, exploring how technology has transformed our listening experience. (Ends on Sun, 11th Mar)

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A fashion and photography exhibition resulting from an unconventional research trip around the Czech Republic.  (Ends on Sun, 18th Mar)

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A major new contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London’s ancient woodland, Epping Forest.  (Ends on Sun, 18th Mar)

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This display looks at the changing roles of currency and exchange in communist states in the century since the 1917 Russian Revolution. (Ends on Sun, 18th Mar)

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Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre. (Ends on Tue, 20th Mar)

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This exhibition explores the past, present and future of transport and streets in The City. (Ends on Fri, 30th Mar)

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Take a journey through the remarkable history of Indian innovation and discovery. (Ends on Sat, 31st Mar)

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An ambitious survey of the technological and artistic development of photography in India. (Ends on Sat, 31st Mar)

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Explore the transience of time and the problem of mortality as the 16th-century tradition of still life meets modern art. (Ends on Mon, 2nd Apr)

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Discover how van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting  (Ends on Mon, 2nd Apr)

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This exhibition includes objects of belief from societies around the world and through time. (Ends on Sun, 8th Apr)

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Original drawings of Winnie-the-Pooh have gone on display for the first time in nearly 40 years. (Ends on Sun, 8th Apr)

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