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. 

Shoes: Pleasure And Pain at Victoria & Albert Museum

Delve into a world of beauty and suffering at the V&A with its fascinating story of footwear, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, with examples of rare, historic and also some very famous pairs of shoes on display. 13 Jun-31 Jan

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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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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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Liberty In Fashion at Fashion And Textile Museum

Celebrate the 140th anniversary of one of London's most famous and stylish stores with Liberty in Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum. From Art Deco to the work of Vivienne Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent, there are more than 150 stunning pieces on display, the largest collection of Liberty ensembles and artefacts since the centenary celebration in 1975. 19 Oct-28 Feb

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The Fabric of India at Victoria and Albert Museum

Travel back in time and witness the colour and beauty of historic textiles with The Fabric of India at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Get up close to around 200 handmade items to marvel at the technical mastery of those who have produced these treasures, from the earliest known textile fragments to contemporary fashion. 3 Oct-10 Jan

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The Alice Look at the V&A Museum Of Childhood

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's much-loved trip to Wonderland with The Alice Look at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Highlights include book cover designs by Vivienne Westwood, photographs by Annie Leibovitz and Japanese Lolita clothing. 2 May-1 Nov Read More

Elvis at The O2

This fantastic new retrospective chronicles the creation of an icon, from humble origins in Mississippi to dizzying heights as the King of Rock 'n' Roll. More than 300 of Elvis Presley's personal items will be on show at The O2, including iconic stage costumes, guitars, photographs, vehicles and audio and video clips. Until 10 Jan

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Cravings: Can your food control you? at the Science Museum


Discover the surprising secret powers that your diet holds over you with Cravings: can your food control you? at the Science Museum. Find out how a person’s current and future appetites have already been decided. Until Jan 2016

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Dressed by Angels at the Old Truman Brewery

Take a look behind the scenes of the world’s greatest costume house with Dressed by Angels at the Old Truman Brewery. This interactive exhibition displays some of the best-known costumes from film, television and stage created by Angels Costumiers. 2 Oct-3 Jan

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Celts: Art and Identity at the British Museum

Think you know what being Celtic means? The British Museum invites you to delve into the Celtic identity – both ancient and modern – in the fascinating exhibition Celts: Art and Identity. Starting with the origins of the Celts around 2,500 years ago, you'll go on a journey exploring the invention and reinvention of Celtic culture over the years and across the globe. 24 Sep-31 Jan

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