Saturday, April 26, 2014

Travelore Tips: The Top 10 Museum Exhibitions In London

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. 

Vikings: Life And Legend

The British Museum comes under invasion from the dreaded Vikings as it stages the first exhibition about the warriors in more than 30 years. Alongside the treasures that illustrate their raider and trader lifestyles, the centrepiece and highlight of the exhibition is a 37-metre-long Viking warship.6 Mar-22 Jun

Designs of the Year 2014

Hosted by the Design Museum, this prestigious contest looks to find the greatest efforts the vast world of creative design. Covering various categories, efforts include creations from the worlds of architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, transport and product. 26 Mar-22 Jun

Britain: One Million Years

Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story is the fascinating  exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Going back to the Swanscombe skull (from the earliest known Neanderthal in Britain) and the Clacton spear (the oldest wooden spear in the world), visitors are taken back in time with some amazing objects from Britain's past. 13 Feb-29 Sep

The Glamour of Italian Fashion

A showcase of Italian fashion since 1945 at theVictoria and Albert Museum in Kensington, including gemstone designs once owned by actorElizabeth Taylor. Visitors can examine the craftsmanship and luxurious materials that have made Italy a leader in couture and fine tailoring. 5 Apr-27 Jul

Mammoths: Ice Age Giants

Go on an inspiring journey through the life of one of the largest creatures ever to walk Earth withMammoths: Ice Age Giants at the Natural History Museum. Combining cutting-edge science, original skeletons and life-sized models, this is a chance for a close encounter with a long dead species. 23 May-7 Sep

Sensational Butterflies

Sensational Butterflies is the new interactive exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Visitors can take a stroll among hundreds of the colourful creatures, becoming involved in an exhibition in new and exciting ways. 3 Apr-15 Sep

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 Twice21 Mar-31 Dec

Useful and Beautiful

The exhibition is a showcase of innovation and creativity relating to objects made for use in the home. The work of bright new talents and established designers has been brought together, covering everything from wallpaper, furniture and lighting to homeware and domestic products. 29 Apr-25 May

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith

Explore the creative world of Paul Smith at London's Design Museum. This unique exhibition traces the designer's career from small beginnings in Nottingham to international prominence today.15 Nov-22 Jun

Large Hadron Collider

Step inside the world's greatest experiment as the Science Museum recreate the inside of the Large Hadron Collider. Thousands of scientists and engineers worked together to uncover the secrets of the fundamental building blocks of our universe. Relive their dazzling efforts in this immersive exhibition that blends theatre, video and sound art.13 Nov-6 May

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