Top 10 Museum Exhibitions

Many of London's museums are free to enter, but they also offer a wide range of temporary paid-for exhibitions. Don't miss these fantastic London museum exhibitions as selected by our editorial team. 

Lee Miller: A Woman's War at Imperial War Museum

Discover the incredible story behind one of the last century's most important female war photographers with Lee Miller: A Woman's War at the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition explores the impact that the Second World War had on women's lives, using the remarkable images taken by Miller. It also looks at the woman behind the lens, with some of Miller's own personal objects on public display for the first time. 15 Oct-24 Apr 2016

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The Crime Museum Uncovered at the Museum of London

Delve into the murky world of murder, theft, gangs and violence with The Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition at the Museum of London. Objects and evidence from the Great Train Robbery of 1963 to the Millennium Dome Diamond Heist are on display. 9 Oct-10 Apr

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Tattoo London at the Museum of London

As part of the Punk London Festival, head down to the Museum of London to see what it's like to be one of London's top tattoo artists. View bespoke London-inspired tattoo designs and talk to the people who have made London such a haven for tattoo shops and artists. 29 Jan-8 May

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Tibet’s Secret Temple at Wellcome Collection

Delve into the mysteries of Buddhist meditation and spiritual contemplation as Tibet’s Secret Temple is unveiled at the Wellcome Collection. More than 120 artefacts and artwork centred around rarely-seen murals from the Dalai Lamas’ private chamber shed light on Tantric Buddhist beliefs and practices. 19 Nov-28 Feb

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Cycle Revolution at Design Museum

Celebrate the world of two-wheel travel as Cycle Revolution arrives at the Design Museum. See high-end cycles from some of the best bike makers on the planet, bikes belonging to famous cyclists including Sir Chris Hoy, and many more fascinating exhibits. 11 Nov-30 Jun

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Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System at the Natural History Museum

Explore the magnificent wonders of space as never seen before with Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System at the Natural History Museum. Blending art with science, the exhibition celebrates six decades of space exploration and achievements, and marks a bold new realm of possibilities for space photography. 22 Jan-15 May

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style at the National Portrait Gallery

Journey through 100 years of glamour, style and celebrity icons at the National Portrait Gallery with Vogue 100: A Century of Style. Capturing the essence of fashion and culture decade by decade, this exhibition features more than 280 fashion and celebrity photographs commissioned by the magazine. 11 Feb-22 May

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Discover the secrets that lie beneath fashion, as the Victoria and Albert Museum bares all in Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. From supporting and shaping the body in line with the latest trends, to its sensual appeal, the exhibition looks at the changing roles and practicalities of underwear through the centuries. 16 Apr-5 Feb

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Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds at the British Museum

Dive into the underwater worlds of two ancient cities in Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds at the British Museum. See magnificent statues, beautiful jewellery and religious curiosities recently excavated from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the now submerged Egyptian cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus. 19 May-27 Nov

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EXHIBITIONISM: The Rolling Stones at Saatchi Gallery

Get a glimpse into the life of The Rolling Stones as you discover rare and previously unseen artefacts from the band, in the interactive EXHIBITIONISM: The Rolling Stones at the Saatchi Gallery. This ground-breaking exhibition takes over the entire Chelsea venue and features everything from original stage designs, dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, to rare guitars, iconic costumes and personal correspondence. 6 Apr-4 Sep 2016

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