Whether you're visiting South Kensington for the first time, or you've visited a hundred times, here's a list of some of the best, but least well-known, exhibits, galleries, and places.
In this one-day decarbonisation workshop for businesses, learn about innovative design-led net zero solutions and discover methods and practical tools to measure and reduce carbon emissions in the workplace.
Explore the notion of concrete, and the numerous forms it can take with Architecture studio Cookies, in partnership with Imperial College London and Institut français. The workshops is open to a wide audience, from children to adults.
This display brings together the 2022/23 cohort of Design Researchers in Residence, four emerging researchers working on projects which respond to the climate crisis. It gives visitors an opportunity to understand how design research takes place and experience new proposals for the future.
Join Narguess Farzad, as she discusses how Persian poetry remains the unrivalled means of encapsulating experiences and emotions, memories, traumas, and delights. The evening will include a selection of classical and contemporary poetry, recited in Persian and in English translation.
Participants will learn how to cross-stitch a tree of life, a traditional motif in Palestinian embroidery, in this calm and creative workshop. Participants will also learn more about the history and significance of Palestinian embroidery.
Parents and carers are invited to join artist Aya Haidar in this free, two hour drop-in session to Make Beaut and Mend sentimental textiles from either their child's or their own childhoods. Do bring an item (or more than one!) that needs mending and embellishing, with guidance and support from Aya.
This display shines a light on the diverse kinds of energy in photography, from the hidden processes intrinsic to creating a picture, to the subjects in front of the camera.
A season of events and displays marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Empire Windrush. Find out more about the Windrush generation, their legacies and the impact of the Caribbean on art, design and culture in Britain.
Explore portraits of two Jamaican gentlemen scholars. Burke's photography and archives, alongside historical artefacts and scientific images shedding new light on the Williams painting, invite reflections on quests for identity and colonial legacies.
The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden is one of London’s hidden gems. The serene setting draws from the traditions of Islamic faith that have inspired outstanding buildings for many centuries. It will be open for guided visits on London Open Gardens weekend. Entry is free, no booking required.
The buzzing of bees is the sound of summer! Did you know that it’s not just bees that love visiting flowers? The blooms in the parks are also visited by butterflies, hoverflies, moths and beetles! Join the Parks and = explore and learn about our pollinator pals in the parks.
Providing shelter, food and water for wildlife, the Parks are the perfect space for many of the UK’s most beloved birds. This ‘Feathery Frolic’ will be a gentle stroll for families (aimed at 5+) to explore the world of birds in the diverse habitats of the Royal Parks.
Join the Design Museum for an afternoon of green bliss at The Dame Sylvia Crowe garden located next to the museum. The open day will feature short talks, guided tours, and horticultural activities for all ages.
This living, collaborative and multi-species exhibition that delves into how different life forms, technologies and energy systems are connected in the climate emergency.
This book display reveals how dogs have been used to teach photography, and how dog photography has developed as a discipline in its own right.
Today, the sari in urban India manifests as a site for design innovation, an expression of identity, and a crafted object carrying layers of cultural meanings. The exhibition will unravel the sari as a metaphor for the complex definitions of India today.
The Photography Centre is the UK’s largest space dedicated to a permanent photography collection. The newly reopened galleries will showcase the museum’s world-leading holdings and enable visitors to experience photography and its diverse histories in new ways.
Serpentine Pavilion 2023: À table, designed by architect Lina Ghotmeh, derives from the aspiration to create a sustainable kinship with the land through food and our primal relationship to the Earth.
Explore the vibrant diversity of Japanese graphic arts in this bold exhibition which bridges the worlds of fine art, commercial illustration and counterculture.
Engineers shape the world that we live in, creating bold, ground-breaking innovations that respond to global challenges and improve billions of lives. But how much do we know about the people behind these innovations?
Explore how music shapes our lives in this landmark interactive exhibition.
Perspektive Deutsches Kino, a section of the Berlinale dedicated to young German filmmaking, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Goethe-Institut took this as an opportunity to look back at the last 20 years of exciting, innovative and daring works by young German filmmakers.
The Zizi Show is a deepfake drag cabaret that explores the ethical problems which exist in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The display explores what AI can teach us about drag, and what drag can teach us about A.I.
Learn how to cast terrazzo using Eco Resin into silicone moulds to make your own coasters in this creative workshop led by RubinoWilson studio.