Foreign Bodies, Common Ground at the Wellcome Collection is an innovative premise for an exhibition that results in scientifically inspired artworks in a range of media, including a necklace made of billion-year-old fossils.
The Great Refusal: Protesting 1948-1984 is an exhibition of photographs, posters and ephemera relating to protest and counter-culture from the late 1940s to the early 1980s. Part of The Rest is Noise festival at Southbank Centre.
The Design Museum hosts an exhibition chronicling the life and work of British designer Paul Smith. Much more than a fashion exhibition, Hello, My Name is Paul Smith highlights the breadth of Smith's collaborations and contemporary design projects, from HP Sauce to Paris runways.
The Victoria and Albert Museum's major Autumn exhibition travels from Qatar to present the history of pearls from Roman times to the present. While there are some lovely objects on display, the exhibition's design holds it back significantly.
Nelson, Navy, Nation is a new permanent gallery at the National Maritime Museum that looks at the relationship between the Royal Navy and the British people during the long 18th century (1688–1815). As well as exploring what life was like aboard ship, it also investigates how the navy and its sailors were perceived at home. It is an excellent new addition to the museum that showcases some stunning artefacts.