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Ten Exhibitions That Are Closing Soon

The infographics created by sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1900 were a remarkable development in data visualisation and a direct challenge to institutional racism.
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Kings Cross
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
From Botticelli to Michelangelo, the exhibition reveals how Bomberg’s rebellious, youthful works drew inspiration from the paintings he most admired in the Gallery.
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
event time 10am to 6pm
 Trafalgar Square
 Ends on Sun, 1st Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
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.
Troy myth and reality
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Thu, 5th Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
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?”
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
event time 1pm to 5pm
 Euston
 Ends on Sat, 7th Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
This exhibition commemorates 100 years of nursing registration in the UK by delving into the heated arguments that characterised the registration debate.
“Wake Up Slackers!” The Great Registration Controversy
event time 9am to 5pm
 Harley Street
 Ends on Fri, 20th Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
Explore the contrasting worlds of Japan’s urban future and rural traditions in WOW’s new digital art installation.
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade
event time 10am to 8pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
Japan House presents two installations by WOW looking at both the urban future and timelessness of rural Japan.
WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade Digital art encounters with Japan
event time 10am to 8pm
 Kensington
 Ends on Sun, 22nd Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
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.
Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
event time 10am to 5:30pm
 Russell Square
 Ends on Sun, 29th Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
This exhibition tells the story of the print industry across the 20th century, focussing on the east London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Lightboxes + Lettering
event time 10am to 5pm
 Bow
 Ends on Sun, 29th Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.
The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
event time 10am to 5pm
 Farringdon
 Ends on Tue, 31st Mar 2020
2020-02-29
2020-02-29

Exhibitions opening soon


Regular Events - Saturday 29th February 2020

A guided tour around the historic Somerset House including the vaults under the main forecourt.
 12:15pm to :
 
 Strand
2020-02-29
2020-02-29

Walking tours of London on Saturday 29th February 2020

The River Thames is London. It’s why the Romans chose its gravel north bank to found Londinium; its tidal waters brought trade and wealth to the City - and continues to do so.
 11am to 12:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-02-29
2020-02-29

London's River Walk

Join our Roman guided tour and let us ‘roam’ around the City and discover a history that dates back nearly 2,000 years.
 2pm to 3:45pm
 
 City of London
2020-02-29
2020-02-29

Roman London Walking Tour

This walking tour covers iconic London from a new perspective, introducing guests to the history and surprisingly dynamic modern politics of the Public Toilet.
 3:30pm to 5:30pm
 
 Southwark
2020-02-29
2020-02-29
 

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