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Fill your stockings with treats from South Kensington

South Kensington's museums and galleries online and onsite shops are bursting with imaginative ideas for sustainable Christmas presents. But the best gift of all is an annual membership to one of our cultural venues

Kensington Palace Festive Gifts

Kensington Palace
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Make the festive season one to cherish and remember with an exquisite selection of wonderful history-inspired gifts, cheerful tree decorations and delicious food and drink.

Science Museum Membership

All year round
Science Museum
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Treat the whole family to a Wonderlab's pass for a year’s worth of mind-blowing science. Fuel your child's imagination and give them the gift of wonder to the most spectacular interactive gallery in the world. Revealing the beauty of the science and maths that shape our everyday lives, this unmissable experience will ignite their curiosity and inspire them to see the world around them in new and exciting ways.

Historic Royal Palaces Membership

Kensington Palace
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With seasonal sparkle and Christmas activities for all, now's the perfect time to become a member of Historic Royal Palaces and start sharing uplifting experiences and days out with loved ones at some of the UK's most iconic palaces.

Leighton House Gift Shop

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Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Leighton House museum's online shop has some of the best in contemporary design and artisan craft, their curated edit is inspired by the homes, work and collections of Frederic Leighton and Linley Sambourne.

Natural History Museum Membership

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A Membership to the Natural History Museum is a perfect gift. In addition to exclusive benefits and early entry to exhibitions, you will be supporting scientists working hard to combat issues facing the natural world and the Museum's team who inspire millions of visitors worldwide to treasure and protect our planet..

Inspiring Artistry at the Serpentine Shop

Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 6pm
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The shop at the Serpentine is the place if you're looking for a unique piece of art. Hervé Télémaque: Le chant du coq, James Barnor: Accra / London - A Retrospective, Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing, and so many more to inspire and possess.

The Shop at Japan House London

Mon to Sat
10am-8pm
Japan House London
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Recognised as the cultural home of Japan in London, be inspired by the beautifully displayed cabinets that blur the lines between a gallery and a store. From crafts rooted in Japanese traditions to one-of-a-kind pieces by artists, each product has a story to tell and will make a wonderful gift this Christmas.

Give the Gift of Music

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A perfect gift for any music lover is the Membership of the Royal College of Music Friends scheme. In addition to priority booking and access to an exclusive programme of Friends events, they will receive regular advance info about RCM events while showing support for young musical talent.

Join the Friends of Leighton House Museum

Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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A wonderful way to support Leighton House Museum is a Christmas gift for Join the Friends and enjoy free, unlimited access to their historic house and invitations to private views..

V&A Gift Membership

Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
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We have five reasons to give a V&A Membership this Christmas - Free unlimited access to all exhibitions - Priority booking for courses and talks - Exclusive access to the RIBA awarded Members’ Room, Subscription to the V&A Magazine, and weekly news and online exclusives. V&A Members also enjoy a special 10% discount on products courtesy of the V&A Shop.

Membership to Institut français

Institut français
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A wonderful gift is a membership to the Institut français. Amongst their benefits are invitations to exclusive events, movies in their sumptuous Ciné Lumière, activities for younger members, access to their Art Deco listed library, superb food and drink and so much more!

Royal Geographical Society Membership

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Spark inspiration and curiosity with a gift that lasts all year. Through a range of talks, exhibitions, events, magazines and resources, Society members can explore the incredible stories of our planet’s people, places and environments.

Membership to the Natural History Museum

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Be part of something big and become a Museum Member. Your support helps the Natural History Museum work for a future where people and planet thrive - and you'll enjoy colossal benefits!

Science Museum Gift Shop

10am-6pm
Science Museum
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Go for a science-inspired theme this Christmas with a range of decorations and gifts. Featuring space, robots and tech, science kits, puzzles and more.

Royal College of Art Christmas Fête

1st, 2nd, 3rd Dec
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The Royal College of Art Christmas Fête brings together their artists and designers with stalls selling ceramics, jewellery, prints, textiles, illustrations and more! It is a chance to select a unique Christmas gift.

Friend of the Royal Albert Hall

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Make 2023 a year full of unforgettable experiences with a Royal Albert Hall Friends membership. Starting from just £45.

V&A Academy Courses

Give the gift of creative education, no matter where they are in the world, with V&A Academy online courses. From the studying the colours of Van Gogh, to the learning the history of jewellery, they make the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.

Give a Piece of History at The Natural History Museum

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This Christmas, why not give your friends and family something spectacular and engrave their names in the Natural History Museum's new gardens?