Listings tagged with "Editors Choice"

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3D: printing the future

3D printers inspire creativity: the exhibition wall is an explosion of over 600 printed objects. But where’s the real innovation?

Science Museum
Until Sunday 15th June 2014
Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment

The Science Museum brings an immersive model of the CERN Large Hadron Collider to its latest exhibition. Collider offers the unique opportunity to receive an introductory understanding of particle physics straight from the horse's mouth.

Science Museum
Until Tuesday 6th May 2014
Four Four Jew: Football, Fans and Faith

British Jews love football. They are twice as likely to go to a match as the general population. Four Four Jew: Football, Fans and Faith is a major new exhibition by the Jewish Museum London which will explore the untold story of Jews and the beautiful game, from the Sunday league to the Premier League.

Jewish Museum
Until Wednesday 30th April 2014, daily except Saturday
Vikings: Life and Legend

Discover the world of the Vikings in this major exhibition – the first at the British Museum for over 30 years. 

British Museum
Until Sunday 22nd June 2014
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British Library

The permanent display at the British Library is astonishing. Literature lovers will be in their element, as will historians, theologians, musicians and anyone who has an interest in the evolution of print over time. 

From Thursday 24th November 2011
Charles Dickens Museum

Recently refurbished, the Charles Dickens Museum is a far cry from the doom and gloom of a typical Dickensian dwelling. The interior of 48 Doughty Street is fresh, elegant and full of Victorian quirks.

Open daily
Grant Museum of Zoology

This is not your average zoological museum: there appears to be far more material to display than there is room in the Grant Museum of Zoology, so that you are met with unnerving specimens from every angle and from every cabinet. Inviting in its modesty, this collection has an extremely high concentration of interesting specimens per square meter.

Open daily except Sunday
Hunterian Museum

The legacy of 18th century surgeon John Hunter's collection, the Hunterian Musuem probes every area of human and animal anatomy, offering shelves of deeply-interesting pickled internal organs and bodily curiosities.

Open daily except Sunday, Monday
Imperial War Museum

Housed on the site of the former Bedlam mental hospital, The Imperial War Museum in Lambeth is now a central landmark for twentieth century history, famous for its huge collection of weapons and vehicles from the World Wars and its Holocaust exhibition. 

From Thursday 24th November 2011
London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum presents the fascinating history of London’s public transportation network. Whether you are a train fanatic, a map enthusiast, a lover of vintage advertising posters, or just want to have a picture of yourself driving a big red bus, this museum is sure to delight.

Open daily
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Personal collections make for the best museum material, as you become absorbed in the subtle niches of an often over-looked area of interest. Robert Opie's collection of packaging and products is no exception. With cabinets full of bottles, toys, posters and crisp packets, this museum is an unusual reflection on social and political changes throughout twentieth century Britain.

Open daily except Monday
Natural History Museum

Bringing the study of biology and natural science to the public, the Natural History Museum in London has something for everyone. Featuring interactive and hands-on exhibits over a wide range of subjects – including dinosaurs, the planets, creepy-crawlies and volcanoes – the Natural History Museum will not fail to educate, enthral and entertain.

Open daily
Red House

Red House is a fascinating property designed inside and out by William Morris, Philip Webb, and their Pre-Raphaelite contemporaries. It demonstrates the building blocks of the Arts and Crafts movement and Morris's penchant for medieval garden design. Todays visitors will appreciate this vision as much as his friends, who escaped unsightly Victorian London to stay at this enchanting home.

Open daily except Monday, Tuesday
Royal Air Force Museum

The Royal Air Force museum is one of the largest and greatest aviation museums in the world, old-fashioned in the most positive sense. There is something here for everyone, from film nerds to anyone interested in history, science or engineering. Next time I go, however, I would give it more time, as you really need a day for this beast. 

Open daily
Wellcome Collection and Library

Wellcome's collections are outstanding in their variety, a testament to his passion for the pursuit of medical knowledge, and just plain fascinating. Whilst the artefacts on display certainly cover the deeply weird and unusual aspects of human nature, they also offer some insightful glimpses into our understanding of our own physicality.

Open daily except Sunday
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Royal Opera House
Les dialogues des Carmélites
Royal Opera House
Existential Cabaret: No Place To Go at the Gate Theatre

Witty, Obie Award-winning cabaret for our time, about working in an office. Ethan Lipton and his jazz band take a break from the New York lounge scene to appear as part of the Gate Theatre's "These American Lives" season. 

Friday 22nd November 2013
Rambert's ‘The Castaways’ triple bill at Sadler's Wells

Rambert present a highly dynamic, bold and humorous triple bill at Sadler's Wells at the start of their Autumn Tour 2013. Two new works, The Castaways (ch: Barak Marshall) and Subterrain (ch: Ashley Page) stand alongside Mark Baldwin's The Comedy of Change.

Friday 25th October 2013