Tours and Talks

Enjoy a talk, join a debate, take yourself on a tour,  or book into one of the guided tours in South Kensington.

Course

Evening Classes at Imperial

Oct 2016-Mar 2017
6-8pm
Imperial College London
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Sign up for a course at Imperial where a wide variety languages are offered at different levels as well as an expanding range of Arts, Humanities and Science courses.

Albert Memorial

Daily
2pm, 3pm
Kensington Gardens
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Located in Kensington Gardens, it is one of London's most ornate ornaments. Public tours are available between March and December.

The Sunday Sketch

3rd Sunday of every month
2-3pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Each month there is an expert illustrator on hand to lead you through a range of drawing activities in the Design Museum, from architectural drawing to studies of objects in the collection. All abilities welcome.

Performance Festival

21st - 30th April
V&A
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Join the V&A’s annual theatre and performance takeover, with a wide range of events throughout the Museum. Celebrating the relationship between British and European stages, with themed tours, workshops, talks and performances.

Brexit the Stage: What Next for British Theatre and Europe?

22nd April
10.30-5.15pm
V&A
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This symposium will explore what Brexit means for the theatre industry at home and abroad. Bringing together performance practitioners, academics and policy makers who work in and between British and European stages.

Summer of Love

1st May - 5th July
Royal Albert Hall
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In this series of talks, screenings and performances, the Royal Albert Hall celebrate the iconic artists and creative minds so strongly linked with the building’s history, who together pushed pop culture to its limits.

Guardian Live: A Robots World? Panel discussion

30th June
7-8.30pm
Science Museum
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This panel talk brings together leading thinkers in robotics, economics and politics to look at the influence of robots, artificial intelligence and increasing levels of automation on jobs, industry and the economy.

The Royal Society: When will Robots Outsmart us? Panel discussion

30th June
7-8.30pm
Science Museum
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This panel discussion will explore the future possibilities for intelligent robots and discover what they will do, how we will use them, and how they might use us.

Kensington Palace Talks and debates

Various
11-12.30pm
Kensington Palace
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Come along to a unique programme of talks and debates to learn more about the intriguing Kensington Palace.

Selling Freedom

13th June
6.15-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join the Design Museum for an evening panel discussion to explore how Californian design has created, and undermined, the pursuit of freedom

The Fashion Revolution

2nd May
6.15-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join cultural historian David Crowley to examine the legacy of the Soviet Avant-garde in fashion and film design in the second part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series.

BBC Radio Four Thought

3rd April
6.15-9pm
Design Museum Kensington
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The latest in a series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society.

The Mausoleum

4th April
6.15-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join art historian Konstantin Akinsha and Director of Grad Gallery Elena Sudakova to examine the death of Lenin and its impact on Russian Design in a special Imagine Moscow lecture

Visions of Communism

16th May
6.15-7.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Join Curator Valeria Carullo to explore modernist Russian photography and its relation to architecture in the final part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series.

Tour of the Great Exhibition

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Navigate through a virtual Crystal Palace and experience Prince Albert's great achievement and see what captured the hearts of the Victorian world.

Discovering Britain: Albertopolis Walk

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Take a self-guided tour and explore how London’s quarter for the arts and sciences was created. Discover more about it's great institutions and magnificent buildings.

Royal Albert Hall Tours

Most days of the year
Royal Albert Hall
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Guided tours offer the inside story of the Royal Albert Hall, taking you on a fascinating journey through its unique history, incredible architecture and legendary performances.

V&A Free tours & talks

Daily
V&A
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Get closer to the Museum and its incredible collections with our wide range of free or paid-for bespoke tours.

Princess Diana Memorial walk

Daily
Hyde Park
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The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk takes visitors through four of the most beautiful parks in the world, including Hyde Park and Kensington Palace.

Behind the Scenes spirit tour

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Join expert science educators for a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology spirit collection.

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Dinosaur Trail

Natural History Museum
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Are you big on museums, but short on time? NHM's knowledgeable visitor assistants have designed just the dinosaurs tour for you. It will introduce you to some of the Museum's most famous and imposing specimens. One hour

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Explorer Trail

Daily
Design Museum Kensington
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The trail will include creative looking, thinking and drawing activities as you explore the museum and exhibitions. The trail asks the user to consider what it's like to be a designer, maker and user of some of the wonderful objects in the collection. Takes 30 - 40 minutes.