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Don't miss these fantastic London museum exhibitions.

Many of London's museums are free to enter, but they also offer a wide range of temporary paid-for exhibitions - find our top picks below. 

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

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year at Royal Observatory Greenwich

Be amazed by breathtaking images of our Solar System with the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. See 2017's winning entries in the competition’s nine main categories: Aurorae, Skyscapes, People and Space, Our Sun, Our Moon, Stars and Nebulae, Galaxies, and Planets, Comets and Asteroids. Until 22 Jul

ABBA: Super Troupers at Southbank Centre

ABBA: Super Troupers at Southbank Centre

Retrace the extraordinary career of the record-breaking Swedish pop band with ABBA: Super Troupers at the Southbank Centre. Get a close look at original stage costumes, musical instruments and album artwork as you explore the immersive exhibition narrated by Jarvis Cocker. Until 29 Jul

Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018 at Design Museum

Look at political consciousness through the lens of graphic design with Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018 at the Design Museum. Discover how posters and evocative designs have informed political protests across the globe in the last ten years. Until 12 Aug

Stories from the City: The Bank of England in Literature at Bank of England Museum

Learn more about the marvellous novels inspired by one of the world's oldest financial institutions with the Stories from the City: The Bank of England in Literature at the Bank of England Museum. Until summer 2018

DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes at The O2

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman

Get an insight into the world of legendary comics with DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroesat The O2. Discover the secrets behind the creation of iconic characters such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman through a display of preparatory sketches, original comic pages as well as props from major Hollywood films. Until 9 Sep 

Sensational Butterflies at Natural History Museum

Escape to a rainforest with Sensational Butterflies at the Natural History Museum. Take a trail through a tropical habitat, as butterflies flutter over your head. Be amazed by beautiful and colourful specimens, and learn more about their life cycle, from caterpillars to elegant flying creatures. Until 16 Sep

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed at Horniman Museum and Gardens

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Discover how colour is used in the natural world with Colour: The Rainbow Revealed at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Be surprised by how pigments are perceived differently around the globe, and explore fun and interactive displays that look into how animals use colours to warn predators or to attract mates. Until 28 Oct

Fashioned From Nature at Victoria and Albert Museum

T-shirt with text 'It's getting hot in here'

Discover how the natural world influences fashion, and the impact of our fashion choices on the environment at the Fashioned from Nature exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. See more than 300 fascinating objects, and learn how contemporary designers have tackled environmental impact in their work. Until 27 Jan