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 sustainable gift of all - and most memorable - is an annual membership to one of our cultural venues. And for every purchase, you will be supporting these amazing charities and the future of our planet for more Christmases to come.

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Launch into Space this Christmas

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

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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.

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V&A Christmas Collection

For something totally unique and extravagant this Christmas, look no further than the V&A shop for that special gift. From a collection inspired by their latest Fabergé exhibition, and artisanal Iranian jewellery to exclusive silk accessories by leading designers, there's something for everyone.

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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.

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Christmas at the Design Museum

Design Museum Kensington
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Head over to the Design Museum for some exclusive designs to give your Christmas that edge , from exclusive cards and wrapping paper by designers James Daw and Kate Leamon to iridescent glass baubles, and porcelain stars by Danish designer Bloomingville.

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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.

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Christmas Ideas from the Royal Albert Hall

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The Royal Albert Hall has a profusion of wonderful festive gifts to spoil and enchant all the family. So Embrace your Christmas traditions this year and treat your loved one to something special.

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Leighton House Gift Shop

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Leighton House Museum
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Leighton House is thrilled to announce the launch of the museum's online shop, and just in time for Christmas! Exhibiting 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.

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Natural History Museum Membership

Natural History Museum
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If you're looking for something special this Christmas that will create memories and play a part in helping our planet thrive, then a Membership to the Natural History Museum is the 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..

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Inspiring Artistry at the Serpentine Shop

Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 6pm
Serpentine
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The shop at the Serpentine is the place if you're looking for a unique piece of art this Christmas. 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.

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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.

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Give the Gift of Music

Royal College of Music
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A perfect gift for any music lover this Christmas is 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.

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Join the Friends of Leighton House Museum

Leighton 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..

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V&A Gift Membership

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 and Subscription to the V&A Magazine, weekly news and online exclusives.

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Membership to Institut français

Institut français
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A wonderful gift for all the family this Christmas 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!

Sign-up to Discover South Ken Newsletter

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If you would like to keep up to-date with everything that is happening at our amazing science and arts institutions in South Ken, why not sign-up for our fortnightly newsletter. From fantastic new exhibitions and wonderous collections to unique, one-off events to tantalise and excite.

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Royal Geographical Society Membership

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
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Spark inspiration and curiosity this Christmas 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.