Our museums, galleries and cultural spaces are excited to welcome you this May half-term. Explore the largest creature to have ever walk the earth at Natural History Museum, let off some steam at the Science Museum or enjoy the sunshine at the Royal Parks. There is something for everyone at South Ken this half term!
Introducing little ears to the world of classical music, Classical for Kids offers the opportunity for families to attend a chamber concert performed by the professional musicians from the Hall’s very own Albert’s Band.
Are you a designer, artist, engineer, architect or a student in these fields? Don't miss out! You have until 13 June to enter this once-in-a-lifetime competition for the design of a timepiece to be used across the British rail network.
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.
This interactive artwork will allow you to step inside the restoration of The More, The Better (1988) by Korean artist Nam June Paik, an 18.5m tall video tower located in the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea.
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.
Crochet a special edition Natural History Museum creation at our TOFT crochet workshop.
The exhibition, with a curated selection of rarely seen works from the last fifteen years of Shahrzad’s career, revolves around the themes of love, spirituality and identity, ideas which also appear behind the creation of the mural.
The Royal College of Music's Museum offers a unique opportunity to interact with over 500 years of musical history. Items include the world’s oldest guitar and earliest keyboard instrument with strings. Enjoy a tour of the Museum, led by their knowledgeable team on Wednesdays at 12:30pm.
Enjoy a family Create and Make workshop at home. Colour, cut and build to create your own Design Museum exhibition. Colour, cut and build to create your own Design Museum exhibition. Bring the Design Museum to you by building your own furniture exhibition.
Ciné Kids screenings cater to children aged 4 and over – and their families – so they can discover the best animated films. In English, French or French with subtitles. Including Despicable Me and Paddington.
Head to the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen to hire a boat over the summer. Recognised as one of the most famous boating spots in London, Hyde Park is the perfect place to take in the scenery, enjoy an ice cream and float down the Serpentine in the middle of the park.
Discover the past, present and possible futures of kumihimo, an intricate, decorative braided cord from Japan, in the first major UK exhibition exploring this ancient yet contemporary Japanese art.
Featuring a collection of architectural designs for dogs by world-class architects and designers, the Architecture for Dogs virtual exhibition explores architecture and design that can be joyful for both dogs and their human companions.
Discover the natural world in all its wonder and diversity at the newly redesigned Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, where 100 remarkable photographs illustrate the precious beauty of our planet.
The London Spanish Film Festival Spring Weekend returns to Ciné Lumière for its 11th edition! Cheers to three wonderful debut feature films, including Juan Diego Botto’s magnificent On the Fringe, which brings together powerful performances by Luis Tosar and Penélope Cruz, as well as much more!
Discover the wonderful world of musical instruments in this fun exploratory session in the Royal College of Music Museum. Learn about a new instrument or instrument family and enjoy making some noise!
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.
Why not plan your visit to South Ken using the new Footways walking map available at railway stations and also online. You can plan your route away from the busy roads and discover a quiet and alternative side to London.
The first major UK exhibition to explore the exceptional talents of the Renaissance master Donatello, arguably the greatest sculptor of all time. Experience a fresh vision of the artist and his influence on subsequent generations.
Join the Museum hosts for a special tour of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and discover the stories and details that didn't make it into the captions.
The return of the BBC Proms brings the UK together in celebration of classical music with eight weeks of concerts at the Hall. Tickets go on sale from 9am 13th May..
Located in Kensington Gardens, it is one of London's most ornate ornaments. Unveiled in 1872, The Albert Memorial commemorates the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42. Public tours are available.
Afternoon Tea includes finger sandwiches, musically-themed sweet treats, homemade scones and a pot of fine tea, provided by the East India Company.