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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 2nd Dec 2019

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition. (Ends on Thu, 5th Mar)

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Troy myth and reality
This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”  (Ends on Sat, 7th Mar)

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Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate. (Ends on Fri, 20th Mar)

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“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

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WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade
Japan House presents two installations by WOW looking at both the urban future and timelessness of rural Japan. (Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar)

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WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade Digital art encounters with Japan
Intrinsically bound to German identity and the upheaval that followed the First World War, Notgeld is a fascinating microcosm of public feeling in post-war Germany. (Ends on Sun, 29th Mar)

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Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.  (Ends on Tue, 31st Mar)

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The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
Peeling back the surface of existence to reveal what lies under the skin. An exhibition exploring the unsettling beauty of the human body from the medieval age to the contemporary world. (Ends on Fri, 3rd Apr)

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Under the skin: anatomy, art and identity
This exhibition shines a spotlight on the subject we’d all rather avoid, from ancient societies to modern day medicine. (Ends on Fri, 10th Apr)

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An exhibition telling the story of the Old Lady through items selected from the vast collections amassed since the Bank was founded in 1694. (Ends on Tue, 14th Apr)

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As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, this exhibition looks at the role of the car in shaping the world we live in today.  (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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Cars: Accelerating The Modern World
A display celebrating The Clash’s iconic London Calling – an album that rocked the music scene, serving as an anthem for London, Londoners and music lovers globally. (Ends on Sun, 19th Apr)

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The Clash: London Calling
Hidden London - The Exhibition takes people on an immersive journey of some of London’s most secret spaces belonging to the oldest subterranean railway in the world (Ends on Mon, 20th Apr)

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Hidden London - The Exhibition
The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. (Ends on Mon, 27th Apr)

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year
This display brings together a wide range of palaeoart, from nearly 200 years ago to the present day. (Ends on Tue, 28th Apr)

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This exhibition presents George IV's life through the art that enriched his world. (Ends on Mon, 4th May)

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George IV: Art & Spectacle