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 2017-Mar 2018
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.

Advanced Photography

16th Jan - 13th Mar
10.30 - 1pm
V&A
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Take your photography to the next level with this eight-week course. Learn how to achieve great photographs by exploring texture, light and composition, along with how to prepare your images for print.

DAOWO - Blockchain Labs & Debates for reinventing the arts

26th Oct - 29th Mar 2018
Various
Goethe-Institut
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This series brings together artists, musicians, technologists, engineers, and theorists to join forces in the interrogation and production of new blockchain technologies.

V&A - Professional Development

Jan - June 2018
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V&A
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Develop the professional skills you need to work in today's museum sector. Led by expert staff, these intensive part-time courses use V&A case studies to provide unique insights into their collections, work and best practice.

Exhibition Road Engineering Resident: Julian Melchiorri

Various dates between Oct-Mar '18
V&A
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Visit the first engineer in residence in his studio to find out more about his ground-breaking research in the field of bio-engineering and his residency at the Museum tied to the Engineering Season and the Exhibition Road Building Project.

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.

Is Luxury Sustainable?

27th Feb
6.30 - 7.45pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Luxury brands are rapidly expanding in societies across the globe. With this expansion, luxury is becoming increasingly accessible and losing its exclusivity. Join the Design Museum for an evening talk on luxury, sustainability and design.

Geographical journeys: microlectures

15th Mar
7pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Join an action packed evening of adventure and discovery from the next generation of speakers. Six adventurers will have just 10 minutes to share their inspiring journeys in an illustrated short talk with a geographical theme.

The Future of the Car

17th March
11-5pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This symposium brings together leading voices within the field of automotive design, spatial practice and technology to discuss the future of the car.

Discovering People: Simon Armitage

22nd March
7pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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The Society invite public figures who have interesting personal views on society, the environment, and the world in general to share their thoughts and experiences. This spring they welcome multi-award-winning poet Simon Armitage to the Society in conversation with Martine Croxall.

Wear & Seek: Designing Camouflage with Peut-Porter

24th March
10.30-4.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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This workshop invites you to design your own camouflage-wear for the age of digital surveillance. Through discussion and live-demonstration, you will explore new forms of human and machine vision, including augmented and virtual reality.

Festival of Science: Space

2nd May - 28th June 2018
Royal Albert Hall
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As part of the Royal Albert Hall’s inaugural Festival of Science, explore Space through a series of concerts, talks. screenings and comedy events for space and sci-fi fans young and old.

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.

Free

Serpentine Mobile Tour

Serpentine Galleries
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Serpentine Mobile Tours offer visitors an interactive gallery experience providing access to additional content, including artist interviews and curator tours, from the Serpentine’s internationally acclaimed Exhibition and Architecture Programmes.

Beyond Words: Photomontage Workshop

31st March
10.30-4.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Create your own political graphics in this workshop with designer, artist and activist Noel Douglas.

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

Self-Led
Free

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.

V&A Secret Seekers

V&A Secret Seekers is a new mobile game for families, launched to coincide with the opening of the V&A's Exhibition Road Quarter. Let eight characters from the V&A's history guide you on an exciting treasure hunt to uncover some of the secrets of the Museum.

Digital Missions

Daily
Kensington Palace
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Download the free Time Explorers app and try our new Digital Mission at Kensington Palace for children and their families.

International Women's Day

8th March
11-3pm
Kensington Palace
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This International Women's Day, discover more about the women who lived at Kensington Palace and how they helped changed society, through pop-up talks with tea and cake in Queen Victoria's Bedroom

Play your Gender

8th March
7pm
Royal Albert Hall
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As part of the Royal Albert Hall’s Women and the Hall season, join them on International Women’s Day for a special documentary screening of Play Your Gender. In this film producer Kinnie Starr speaks to music industry stars and veterans about the realities of being a woman in the recording studio.

Suffragettes at the Hall Tour

8th Mar - 26th April
1pm
Royal Albert Hall
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Hear the undiscovered stories of the suffrage campaign, as part of our Women and the Hall season celebrating a centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. The Hall played an important role in the women’s struggle to gain this right to vote as the venue for women’s suffrage rallies.