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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. 

Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace

See some of Princess Diana's most impressive outfits with Diana: Her Fashion Story at Kensington Palace. Discover how Diana used her image to inspire people and to champion the causes she cared about, and marvel at the beautiful gowns and working outfits she used to wear in the 1980s and 1990s. Ongoing. Book now

Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity at National Maritime Museum

Relive the remarkable life of one of the most influential women of the 18th century with Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity at National Maritime Museum. Retrace her story through personal objects (such as Horatio Nelson’s betrothal ring) and stunning paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, George Romney and Sir Thomas Lawrence. Until 17 Apr. Book now

Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition at The O2

Come face to face with the legendary saga’s beloved characters with Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition at The O2. Take a journey though the evolution of Star Wars’ most famous characters and see hundreds of models, costumes and props from the films. Enjoy special interactive displays and create a unique Star Wars character based on your personality traits. Until 3 Sep. Book now

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Discover more than 350 artefacts from one of the world’s most influential bands with The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The first international retrospective dedicated to the pioneering artists, Their Mortal Remains takes you on a multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd’s psychedelic world and their influence on music, fashion and design. 13 May-1 Oct. Book now

Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London

Relive the Great Fire of 1666, and learn all about the impact of one of London's most infamous disasters with Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London. Walk through a recreated city before, during and after the fire, with an interactive exhibition that marks its 350th anniversary. Until 17 Apr


Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World at Design Museum

Discover how design can have an impact on our emotions with Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World at the Design Museum. Explore 11 spectacular installations by major international designers and see how they tackled issues such as displacement, recycling and globalisation. Until 23 Apr

Designology at London Transport Museum

Discover the aesthetics behind the icons of London’s public transport with designology at the London Transport Museum. With plenty of old signage, historic maps and tickets, this exhibition takes you on a journey through design, and how it relates to everyday life in the capital. Until 23 Apr

Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered at V&A Museum of Childhood

Rediscover your favourite childhood games with Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered at V&A Museum of Childhood. Admire beloved classing board games in special editions from different periods of time, from the museum’s extensive collection. Highlights of the exhibition include beautiful examples of The Game of the Goose, Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. Until 23 Apr

Alice in Wonderland Chess set. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Making Nature: How We See Animals at Wellcome Collection

Explore the relationship between humans and the natural world with Making Nature: How We See Animals at the Wellcome Collection. Learn how artists, philosophers and scientists have built different hierarchies in their view of nature through more than 100 curious objects and artworks. Until 21 May

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Marvel at breathtaking images of our solar system with Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. The annual exhibition features stunning shots of the sky, stars, aurorae, asteroids and planets by the 2016 winning entries of the competition alongside notable runners-up. Until 28 Jun

Robots at Science Museum

Take a journey through the history of robotics with Robots at the Science Museum. Discover how and why humans have always been trying to recreate version of themselves thorough a display of more than 100 robots, from a 16th-century iron manikin to modern robots capable of showing emotions. Until 3 Sep

Tunnel: the Archaeology of Crossrail at Museum of London Docklands

Discover the capital’s hidden history with Tunnel: the Archaeology of Crossrail at Museum of London Docklands. See which curious objects were found during the construction works of Crossrail, London’s new railway, from a 17th-century human skeleton to 19th-century ginger jars. Until 3 Sep

The Art of the Brick: DC Superheroes at South Bank

Marvel at spectacular Lego sculptures inspired by the world of superheroes with Art of the Brick: DC Superheroes at South Bank's Doon Street Car Park. The exhibition boasts more than two million Lego bricks, turned into works of art by famous Lego artist Sawaya. Highlights include Super Woman, Batman, Joker and Superman. Until 4 Sep

Wildlife Photographer of The Year at Natural History Museum

Be amazed by stunning images from the natural world with the Natural History Museum’s beloved Wildlife Photographer of The Year competition. Witness beautiful landscape shots and portraits of curious animals and plants. The 100 images on display were shortlisted from almost 50,000 competing entries, and embody all the best elements of photojournalism. Until 10 Sep