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There is so much to discover from underwater virtual reality journeys, jewellery, earthquake simulators, fashion to experiencing a live auction at the UK's busiest salesroom. Try something different today.

Engineer your future

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Find out if you’ve got the problem-solving, big-thinking, team-working skills to be a globe-trotting engineer of tomorrow.

Ciné Lumière

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Institut français
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Showcasing the best of foreign film - it screens a mix of French, European and Global films - with subtitles.

Human Evolution

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Natural History Museum
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Meet your ancient relatives, trace the origins and evolution of our species, and explore what makes us human.

Space Descent with Tim Peake

From 24th March 2017
Science Museum
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As the European Space Agency's first British astronaut, Tim Peake spent six incredible months aboard the International Space Station. Using VR technology, get a 360° look inside a Soyuz capsule and retrace Tim's 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS.

23 things Londoners should do in Hyde Park

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Swim, stroll, play, eat, relax, row - some top tips of things to do in Hyde Park from Buzzfeed.

A Beautiful Planet 3D (U)

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Experience Earth like never before in a breath-taking portrait of the planet captured from the International Space Station on the biggest screen in Europe. See fantastic images of the Earth from the Space Station and gain a new understanding of how wonderful and unique our planet is.

V&A jewellery collection

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One of the finest collections of jewelry in the world - over 3,500 jewels, including pendants given by Queen Elizabeth I.

Behind the Scenes spirit tour

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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.

Fashion

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Spanning five centuries, the Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dresses in the world.

Information Age

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Science Museum
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The Information Age gallery celebrates more than 200 years of innovation in information and communication technologies. Relive some remarkable moments of history.

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

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Natural History Museum
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Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games and our famous earthquake simulator, explore how the powers within shape the world in which we live.

Theatre & Performence

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V&A
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Set design, costumes, make-up, posters - and the first folio of Shakespeare's play.

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The Vault

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Natural History Museum
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Some of nature's most unique and valuable treasures are on display in the Vault gallery. See the world's largest collection of coloured diamonds, discover gems that glow in the dark, and marvel at rare meteorites from out of this world.

Astronights

7 Dec, 18 Jan, 8 Feb, 7 Mar, 17 Apr, 2 May, 5 June
6.45pm - 10am
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Join us for Astronights and spend a night at the Science Museum with exclusive access to galleries after hours and the chance to sleep among our incredible objects.

Yoga classes at the Natural History Museum

3rd Jan, 2nd Feb, 29th Mar
6.30 pm or 8am
Natural History Museum
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Join a series of yoga events for all levels at the Museum, hosted in collaboration with East of Eden. Stretch out under a blue whale skeleton in the iconic Hintze Hall, or reach for the Moon under Luke Jerram's stunning artwork in the Jerwood Gallery.

Yamaha and Yuri Suzuki presents: Industrial Instruments

1st Feb
6 - 8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Enjoy a live performance curated by Yamaha and a talk with Yuri Suzuki. This event stems from an ongoing research project exploring how everyday objects can be used as musical instruments. In this event, Suzuki and Yamaha re-imagine pens, switches, and combs as musical tools to create new sounds and interactions.

The Drawing Gym

1st, 8th, 15th Feb
11am - 1.30pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Using the museum and its permanent collection as a starting point, explore drawing techniques for visualising and communicating ideas. Over three weeks you will learn how to draw isometric projections, scale elevations, diagrams and more.

UPOPOY: Ainu Musical Culture & Crafts

16th Jan - 15th Feb
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Japan House London
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The event series celebrates the opening of Upopoy, Japan’s first national museum featuring the history and culture of the Ainu. Japan House will host concerts by contemporary Ainu musicians and other events include talks and workshops on Ainu decorative needlework traditions and patterns.

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Sparks at Keyboard Festival: Family Create

22 March
11am
Royal College of Music
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Ages 4+ - Encounter an outsized floor keyboard, virtuoso live performances, top of the range Steinway grand pianos, electronic keyboards, arts and crafts, storytelling and heritage objects from the RCM Museum. Suitable for all the family!

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Sparks Spring into Song! Ignite

8 April
10:30am
Royal College of Music
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Ages 6–9 Join Katie Teage as she sows the seeds for a lifetime love of singing in this dynamic and fun morning of springthemed songs, arts and crafts and storytelling.

United Queendom

2nd, 6th - 9th, 13th - 16th, 20th - 23rd, 27th - 30th March
7pm, 7.30pm or 8pm
Kensington Palace
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Experience the premiere of a unique after-hours show at Kensington Palace, created with Olivier nominated theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles. With modern twists throughout, this limited theatrical run will explore how these women made their own mark on their world and ours.

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Joan Chissell Schumann Prize for Voice and Piano Final

6 March
2pm
Royal College of Music
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RCM pianists and singers from the Vocal and Opera Department compete for the Joan Chissell Schumann Prize.

Friday Late: In the Palm of your Hand

31st Jan
6.30 - 10pm
V&A
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Question the ritual of handshaking, explore the future of prosthetic hand design, and help your fingers cope with smartphone withdrawal. Take part in a workshop to question the ritual of handshaking and explore the language of hands through dance.

Free

Sound in Mind: Yuri Suzuki

Daily
10am-5pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Sound artist, Yuri Suzuki, showcases past works and new interactive pieces that demonstrate his creative practice, exploring how we navigate and connect to the surrounding world through sound, and how new technologies can be made more relatable through novel implementations of sound design.

Yoga at the Natural History Museum

3rd Nov, 19th Jan, 29th Mar 2020
8-9.15am
Natural History Museum
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Rise and shine at the Natural History Museum with a unique yoga class hosted in collaboration with East of Eden, before the Museum opens its doors for the day, After your class enjoy exclusive access to an exhibition or gallery before the Museum opens.

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Discovery Day - Victoria and Albert's Birthday Bash

29 May
11am-3pm
Hyde Park
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Victoria and Albert are turning 200! Help celebrate the bicentenary of their birth at The LookOut, Hyde Park. Come dressed up in your Victorian best and learn how they influenced both Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

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Silent Disco

31st Jan, 28th Feb, 27th Mar
10.15pm - 1am
Natural History Museum
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Choose your side as three DJs do battle over separate wireless channels, playing the best in pop, rock and party classics. Don a headset and carry on the party into the night in the spectacular Hintze Hall.

Crime Scene Live

4 Oct, 1 Nov, 17 Jan, 20 Mar
6.30-10.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Become a crime scene investigator for the night and work with the Natural History Museum's scientists to solve a murder mystery. This thrilling interactive experience combines real science with crime fiction for an unforgettable night out in London.

Dino Snores for Grown Ups

2nd May, 3rd Jul, 4th Sept
6.30pm - 9.30am
Natural History Museum
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Sleep at the Museum and enjoy a unique night of music, food, science, art and cinema.

Free

HABA Yoshitaka

Daily
10am-8pm; Sun 12noon-6pm
Japan House London
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The Library at Japan House offers a new approach to appreciate and engage with books, by displaying books in a particular way, and through bookshelf exhibitions curated by HABA Yoshitaka of BACH, a book specialist in Japan.

Professional Development at the V&A

Whether seeking guidance across a broad area, or niche support on topics such as, audience development, forging new revenue streams, organising private hire events, and collections management, there’s a plethora of subjects to choose from. Led by expert staff, learn and share best practice with colleagues from fellow UK and international cultural organisations.

Valentines at the Museum

14th Feb
7-10.30pm
Natural History Museum
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Join an evening of romantic fascination. Have you ever shown someone how much you like them by choreographing an elaborate dance routine, or by moulting your entire head? This Valentine's Day take inspiration from our Museum experts with a drink in hand.