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 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

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

Discover another side to Leonardo da Vinci’s talent with Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius at the Science Museum. In this fascinating interactive exhibition, Leonardo’s sketches and drawings of clever machines are brought to life in large-scale 3D models, alongside multimedia installations and games. 10 Feb-4 Sep

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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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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 major photography exhibition, British photographer Martin Parr gives us a new perspective on the City of London’s traditions, ceremonies, banquets and public occasions through informal and unguarded pictures of the people involved in these events. 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 many more fascinating exhibits. 11 Nov-30 Jun

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This is a Voice at the Wellcome Collection

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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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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-15 May

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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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