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Exhibitions in London open on Sun, 17th Feb 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

A landmark exhibition on the history, art, literature and culture of Anglo-Saxon England. (Ending Soon Tue, 19th Feb)

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One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

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Edward Burne-Jones
See two narrow gauge steam trains from the Welsh Ffestiniog Railway on a visit to London. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

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Ffestiniog steam train inside King's Cross station
An exhibition exploring the connection between Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

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Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus
This major exhibition tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

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This exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

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Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole's Collection
Explore the design and culture of contemporary videogames  (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Feb)

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Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt
A series of watercolour drawings, prints and etchings celebrating towers and tower blocks. (Ending Soon Wed, 27th Feb)

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Towers of the City and Finsbury
This exhibition features over 40 original paintings from his time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

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Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918
From flamboyant uniforms to fast horses, this exhibition looks at the shared heritage between the Hungarian and British hussars. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

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Call in the Cavalry
Snoopy comes to London in this exhibition of Charles M. Schulz original Peanuts cartoons. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

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Good Grief, Charlie Brown!
This exhibition explores how our built environment contributes to our physical and mental health in both positive and negative ways.  (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

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This exhibition presents fifty original magazine covers from Time Out’s archive and explores the stories behind them. (Ending Soon Sun, 3rd Mar)

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Whether raising a smile, solving a crime, wreaking magical havoc or even performing in theatre, cats take centre stage in this free exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 17th Mar)

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Cats on the Page
This multi-screen installation by artist John Akomfrah remembers the millions of African men and women who participated in the First World War (Ending Soon Thu, 21st Mar)

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Explore today’s home through the prism of yesterday’s imagination. Are we living in the way that pioneering architects and designers throughout the 20th century predicted, or has our idea of home proved resistant to real change? (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Mar)

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Explore the extraordinary lives and deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and go behind the scenes to uncover the science behind one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. (Ending Soon Sun, 24th Mar)

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The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution
In this immersive sound installation, 32 people who fought and lived through the First World War share their personal stories of the Armistice. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Mar)

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Two artists – born centuries apart – explore the same universal themes with works of transcendent beauty and raw emotional power.  (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Mar)

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Discover more about Georgian Black Londoners, alongside a collection of rare and unusual portraits of Black Georgians. (Ending Soon Sun, 31st Mar)

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Black Georgian Londoners: Portraits, People and Perceptions