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Herbs, the Garret and the Old Operating Theatre
In the past, medicines were made from plants, animals and even precious stones.
Learn how 'drugs' such as foxglove, myrrh and unicorn horns were used.
Examine real herbs in the attic space, originally used by the apothecary of St Thomas' Hospital.
Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
Photographer John Davies explores how London’s major arterial roads have changed over the past 10 years in this small photographic display in our entrance hall.
Museum of London
Ice Age art: Arrival of the modern mind
Ice Age Art at the British Museum is an awe-inspiring exhibition that gathers together works of art from across Europe. It explores the artistic and creative mind of our ancestors, and shows the links between us and them.
Images of Nature: the Art of India
The Natural History Museum's four-part display Art of India tackles the fascinating subject of botanical and zoological drawings commissioned and collected by members of the East India Company in the 18th and 19th centuries. Aside from its size, this display is a rather missed opportunity to explore the subjects of colonialism and cultural exchange in greater depth.
Natural History Museum
In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion
In Fine Style brings together a beautiful collection of regal portraits and items of clothing that allow the visitor to take a tour through the high fashion of the 16th and 17th centuries. The rare textiles almost steal the show, but there are also more understated treasures to discover.
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour
Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour’ is a celebration of the work of one of the great practitioners of contemporary craft. This exhibition, the first in London since Kaffe Fassett’s record-breaking show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1988, features over 100 works within a dramatic installation designed by Sue Timney.
Fashion and Textile Museum
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LDN24 by the Light Surgeons
LDN24 is a vivid multimedia installation that depicts 24 hours in the life of the greatest city on earth. An innovative and radical vision of London is played out across an astonishing elliptical screen that stretches for 48 metres around the Sackler Hall in the heart of the Museum’s new Galleries of Modern London.
Museum of London
Life and death: Pompeii and Herculaneum
Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum is a major new exhibition on two of the most important towns that were subsumed in the pyroclastic flows from Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. It provides a detailed, honest and frank insight not only into citizens' lives, but also into their lifestyles and attitudes.
Lights, Camera, London!
This exhibition is the first since the Museum of London’s pioneering London on Film (1996) to show how London has been the setting - and often the star - of films for over a century. Using extracts and stills, together with rare costumes and props, Lights, Camera, London! reveals the range of what Samuel Johnson called ‘the wonderful immensity of London’.
London Film Museum
Many East Ends
This small display announces our new Many East Ends project and invites Londoners to get involved. Through Many East Ends, the Museum aims to work with Londoners to explore the East End, its past, present and future.
Museum of London Docklands
This small gallery exhibition among the many huge rooms of the Museum of London does its best to illustrate Michael Caine's drive, charisma and success with clips, portraits, timelines and choice quotes, celebrating another institution in this city of cockneys, royalty and landmarks.
Museum of London
Music Hall: Sickert and the Three Graces
Walter Sickert’s painting The Gallery of the Old Bedford is an evocative depiction of a music hall. This display brings together Sickert’s paintings with objects and ephemera from the V&A’s collections to explore the culture of the music halls. At the heart of the story are the women performers.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Neptune’s Globe is a new installation which transforms the museum’s Upper Deck with an interactive world map, vast sail sculpture and audio-visual features. Picking up on the museum’s key themes of trade, conflict, migration, exploration, leisure and technology, Neptune’s Globe demonstrates the ways in which world history has been shaped by the seafaring past.
National Maritime Museum
Opening the Olympics
Relive last year’s summer of sport in a free display within the Galleries of Modern London. Hear personal accounts from those who attended and were involved in the Games, and see a selection of objects and costumes from London 2012, many on view for the first time since the close of the summer spectacular.
Museum of London
Our Londinium 2012
Young people reflect upon the history and legacies of Roman London and its influences on and connections with London and Londoners today; Part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Museum of London
Pain Less: the future of relief
This important exhibition makes the astonishing science behind pain research intelligible to all. Through objects, expertise and individual case studies, Pain Less will make you think again about that twinge in your knee or that stitch in your side.
Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs
The London Transport Museum's Poster Art 150 exhibition features a massive collection of posters since the early 20th century to celebrate the Underground's 150th birthday. Look for designs by the century's greatest artists, and find your way with Tube-inspired directions, but give yourself a few hours to explore all that this exhibition has to offer.
London Transport Museum
Propaganda: Power and Persuasion
The British Library's new exhibition, Propaganda: Power and Persuasion takes the journey from propaganda's known origins up until its modern manifestations. The exhibition is fun and informative – if only the curators had examined a little more about exactly who employs propaganda and rhetoric today.
Rainforest of the Sea
This small selection of photographs from the Coral Triangle shows the huge variety of life amongst the reefs. The vivid colours and conservational message make it a memorable exhibition, and one that is clearly close to the Horniman Museum's heart.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
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