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 Book now

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 Book now

 

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 Book now

Colour and Vision at the Natural History Museum

Take a journey through the evolution of the animal kingdom with the interactive Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature exhibition at the Natural History Museum. On display are more than 350 specimens, which together chart and illustrate the 565-million-year development of sight and colour in the natural world. 15 Jul-6 Nov

 

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. 23 Jul-17 Apr


 

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

 

Jutland 1916: WWI's Greatest Sea Battle at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich

Learn about one of the greatest naval battles of the First World War with Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Greenwich. Mark 100 years since this pivotal naval clash, and learn about its impact on Britain and Germany through photographs, ship models and paintings. 20 May-1 Nov

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness at Wellcome Collection

Join the discussion on human consciousness with States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness at Wellcome Collection. A programme of installations examines this intriguing subject, bringing together philosophers, neuroscientists, psychologists and artists to offer their perspective. 4 Feb-16 Oct

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

 

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Relive the 1960s’ counterculture movements with You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. A revolutionary era for civil rights, the environment and a renewed lifestyle, this period was marked by exceptional music, fashion and artistic expressions. 10 Sep-26 Feb