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. 

EXHIBITIONISM: The Rolling Stones at Saatchi Gallery

Get a glimpse into the life of The Rolling Stones as you discover rare artefacts from the band with EXHIBITIONISM: The Rolling Stones at the Saatchi Gallery. This ground-breaking exhibition features everything from stage designs and backstage paraphernalia, to iconic guitars and costumes. 6 Apr-4 Sep

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Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum

Discover another side to Leonardo’s talent with Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum. In this interactive exhibition, Leonardo’s sketches of clever machines are brought to life in large-scale models, alongside multimedia installations. 10 Feb-4 Sep

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Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr at Guildhall Art Gallery

Witness what goes on behind the scenes of high-profile events in the City of London, with Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr at Guildhall Art Gallery. In this photography exhibition, British photographer Martin Parr gives us a new perspective on the City of London’s traditions and public occasions through informal and unguarded pictures of the people involved. 4 Mar-31 Jul

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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 Sir Paul Smith, and many more fascinating exhibits. 11 Nov-30 Jun

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This is a Voice at the Wellcome Collection

Free

Find out all about the human voice through science, art and history with This is a Voice exhibition at the Wellcome Collection.

See how emotions resonate in our voices, and examine works by artists and vocalists alike, including Joan La Barbara, Marcus Coates and Imogen Stidworthy. 14 Apr-31 Jul

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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-12 Mar

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Sicily: Culture and Conquest at the British Museum

Discover all you need to know about an island steeped in history, with Sicily: Culture and Conquest at the British Museum. Examine more than 200 objects, as this major exhibition provides insight into Sicily's vibrant past, from the influence of the Greeks to the period of enlightenment under Norman Rule. 21 Apr-14 Aug

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Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Free

Celebrate the Olivier Awards’ 40th anniversary with Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Go behind the scenes of London’s West End and New York’s Broadway, and follow the production of award-winning performances. 9 Feb-31 Aug

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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 now submerged Egyptian cities. 19 May-27 Nov

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Shakespeare in Ten Acts at the British Library

Discover unique manuscripts, costumes and props with Shakespeare in Ten Acts, an exhibition at the British Library celebrating the bard’s legacy, 400 years after his death. Retrace the history of Shakespeare's works and see how they have been received by different audiences. 15 Apr-6 Sep

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