Great exhibitions in South Kensington

Great exhibitions in South Kensington, London. Come face to face with Robots, see extraordinary art, marvel at extraordinary wildlife photography, explore the fashion of three royal women, enjoy the life and work of John Lockwood Kipling and so much more.

Uncommon Ground: New Art from the Landscape

15th Feb -2nd Mar
10-5pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Free exhibition focusing on explorations on the landscape by 11 contemporary artists using a range of material processes and different observation methods.

Engineer your future

On until 16th December 2017
Science Museum
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Find out if you’ve got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World

On until 23rd April 2017
10-5pm
Design Museum Kensington
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The first exhibition in the Design Museum's new home presents eleven new installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects working today.

Our Lives in Data

On until 29th
Science Museum
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Visit Our Lives in Data to uncover some of the diverse ways our data is being collected, analysed and used - discover new tools to protect your data.

Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London

On til 30th April
V&A
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Explore the life, work and lasting impact of John Lockwood Kipling (1837 – 1911), an artist, writer, museum director, teacher, conservationist and influential figure in the Arts and Crafts movement.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

21st Oct til 10th Sept 2017
Natural History Museum
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From intimate portraits to dramatic landscapes, see how photographers' passion for the natural world produces startling images. This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries.

Silver Speaks

On until 2nd July 2017
V&A
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This display highlights the work of Contemporary British Silversmiths. It includes some of the best silversmiths practising in Britain today.

Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care

On until 15th Jan
Science Museum
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Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme and the huge medical and human impact of wounding during and beyond the First World War.

Robots

8th Feb - 3rd Sep 2017
Science Museum
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Robots will explore the 500-year story of humanoid robots and the artistic and scientific quest to understand what it means to be human. Featuring over 100 robots, from a 16th-century mechanical monk to robots from science fiction and modern-day research labs.

Diana: Her Fashion Story

Opens 24th Feb 2017
Kensington Palace
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Twenty years on from Diana, Princess of Wales' death, a new exhibition and temporary garden celebrating her life will be opened at Kensington Palace, her home for over 15 years.

Speak: Tania Bruguera, Douglas Gordon, Laure Prouvost and Cally Spooner

2nd March - 21st May
Serpentine Galleries
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This show proposes Latham as an ‘open toolbox’ for artists, revealing how his concepts of time, events, language, knowledge and society resonate today.

A World View: John Latham

2nd March - 21st May
Serpentine Galleries
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This spring, the Serpentine hosts a new exhibition that encompasses all strands of Latham’s extraordinary practice, including sculpture, installation, painting, film, land art, engineering, found-object assemblage, performance and the artist’s theoretical writings.

People and Place by Paul Vanstone and Natasha Kumar

7-18th March
10am-5pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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A significant exhibition of the latest oils and works on paper by one of this country’s leading British-Indian artists, Natasha Kumar, and one of its most prominent figurative sculptors in stone, Paul Vanstone.

Voyages

14th March - 25th June
Science Museum
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Using innovative methods of photography, Anderson & Low have created a series of beautiful and ethereal images which capture the collection in a new light, reimagining the models as epic voyagers.

Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution

15th Mar-4th June
Design Museum Kensington
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Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition explores Moscow as it was imagined by a bold new generation of architects and designers in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Sensational Butteflies

Opens 31st March
Natural History Museum
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Escape the bustle of the city and bring the whole family to enjoy the beauty of Sensational Butterflies, returning to the Natural History Museum for the Easter holidays.

AXA PPP Health Tech and You 2017

25th April - 8th May
Design Museum Kensington
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The AXA PPP Health Tech & You programme discovers, promotes and supports health tech inventors and innovations from across the world. Free, pop- up exhibition on Level 2.

Photography

Priz Pictet

Opens 6th May
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The Prix Pictet is recognised as the world’s leading prize for photography. Now in its seventh cycle, the theme for this years prize is 'Space'. Twelve photographers have been shortlisted and their work will be exhibited in the V&A’s Porter Gallery.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

Opens 13th May 2017
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Experience an unprecedented, innovative and multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd's extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut to the present day.

Hella Jongerius: Breathing Colour

28th Jun-24th Sept
Design Museum Kensington
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Drawing on years of research, designer Hella Jongerius presents Breathing Colour; an installation-based exhibition that takes a deeper look at the way colour behaves, exploring shapes, materials, shadows and reflections.

Whales: Beneath the Surface

Opens 14th July
Natural History Museum
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Dive deeper into the mysterious world of this group of mammals in a new summer family exhibition. Explore the remarkable bodies of the largest creatures to have lived on earth, and how they are much more similar to us than you may think.

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Science Museum
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Mathematics is too often perceived as dry and complex, but this new gallery will tell stories that place the subject at the heart of our lives, exploring how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world.

Human Evolution

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Meet your ancient relatives, trace the origins and evolution of our species, and explore what makes us human.

Europe 1600-1815

Daily
V&A
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Show casing over 1100 objects from the V&A’s collections of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design in a suite of seven galleries.