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. 

Sherlock Exhibition

The Museum of London studies the world’s greatest detective with Sherlock Holmes Under the Microscope. The exhibition delves into the mind of the genius sleuth, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with a particular emphasis on the character’s relationship with London. 17 Oct-12 Apr

Ming Exhibition

Witness displays of some of the finest porcelain, gold, furniture and jewellery from China's Ming Dynasty at the British Museum's BP exhibition Ming: 50 Years that Changed China. Collected from museums around the world, many rare items have not been seen before in public. 18 Sep-5 Jan

Wildlife Photographer 2014

Witness an array of stunning images of the natural world at the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Now in its fiftieth year, the ever popular exhibition showcases some of the best photographic work to be found around the natural world. 23 Oct-30 Aug

Ancient Lives, New Discoveries

People from the distant past are brought to life in this fascinating exhibition which introduces visitors to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan. Their remains have been miraculously preserved, either from natural processes or careful embalming, ready for their encounter with the 21st century. 22 May-19 Apr

Bond in Motion

Bond in Motion is the largest collection of official James Bond vehicles to ever be displayed in London. The exhibition includes models, production art, props and iconic vehicles including the white Lotus Esprit/submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me and ‘Little Nellie’ from You Only Live Twice. 21 Mar-31 Dec

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014

A detailed history of the white wedding dress, from the 18th century to the modern day at the Victoria and Albert Museum. On display are some of the most romantic and extravagant examples from the museum’s vast collection. Among them is work by important designers such as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano. 3 May-15 Mar.

Ships, Clocks & Stars

The Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for Longitude exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is your chance to learn about mankind's understanding of Earth's oceans and the race to discover longitude at sea during the 18th and 19th centuries. 11 Jul-4 Jan

Women Fashion Power

Discover the fascinating relationship between influential women and their clothes in Women Fashion Power at the Design Museum. Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, this exhibition shows how the clothes women wear are part of a visual language that assists them in expressing themselves. 29 0ct-26 Apr

The Art of the Brick

Astounding sculptures made from Lego form The Art of the Brick exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery. This impressive new show was conceived and created by American artist Nathan Sawaya and features an amazing 75 works of art that have been constructed using more than one million Lego bricks. 26 Sep-4 Jan

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Get up close to some of the most precious and eye-catching treasures in the world, as the Gold exhibition launches at Buckingham Palace's The Queen's Gallery. A celebration of one of the most precious metals in the world, this exhibition takes a look at rare items made from gold. 7 Nov-22 Feb

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