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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

Extended to continue in 2018
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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.

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Evening Classes at Imperial

Oct 2017-Mar 2019
6-8pm
Imperial College London
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Sign up for a course at Imperial where a wide variety languages are offered at different levels as well as an expanding range of Arts, Humanities and Science courses.

V&A - Professional Development

til 29th Mar 2019
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Develop the professional skills you need to work in today's museum sector. Led by expert staff, these intensive part-time courses use V&A case studies to provide unique insights into their collections, work and best practice.

Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt

8th Sep - 24th Feb 2019
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This exhibition will explore the design and culture of videogames since the mid-2000s, investigating ground-breaking contemporary design work, creative and rebellious player communities and the political conversations that define this movement.

Ciné Lumière

Various
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

Daily
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)

Dates & Times vary
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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

Daily
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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

Daily
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

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

Royal College of Music Chamber Concerts

Most weekdays
Royal College of Music
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Witness the talent of outstanding young musicians studying at the Royal College of Music in this free lunchtime and rush-hour concert series.

Information Age

Daily
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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

Daily
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

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

Free

The Vault

Daily
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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.

Free

Friday Night Sketch

7th Dec, 4th Jan
6-8pm
Design Museum Kensington
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A new free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the museum on the first Friday of the month supported by MOO. A professional designer or illustrator will set a sketching task inspired by the museum’s permanent collection or most recent exhibition.

Mixed Media Mash Up

27th Jan
2-4pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Join a family-friendly drop-in workshop! How many materials can you use in one sculpture? It’s up to you! Make your own crazy sculptures using a wide variety of materials to build your work, and if you get stuck grab a creative chance card to help with your ideas and try something unexpected! Free.

Third Thursday Fibre Sculpture

17th Jan
7-9.30pm
The Royal Society of Sculptors
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Learn the basic tassel making stages as they show you how to make all of your tiered tassel, doorknob wraps and wrap knots come true. They'll have keyrings and chains for you to attach your tassels and plenty of colourful yarns from their studio will be supplied.

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Creative

The Imagination Station: Christmas 2018

28th-30th Dec
10.30-17.00
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Create your own architectural house at the Museum this Christmas. Create your own modular building by Waugh Thistleton Architects and add it to a new city. This activity is drop-in for all the family and will take place in the Raphael gallery.

Family

Festive Family Rave

29th Dec
2-4pm
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World famous, award winning, Glastonbury Festival performing, family rave sensation Big Fish Little Fish returns to the V&A. They'll be putting on a fun, modern twist on the traditional Christmas family event - bringing their own unique combination of rave music, crafting, fancy dress and intergenerational merry-making.

Free
Drop-in

Pop-up Performance: Christmas Holidays 2018

28th-30th Dec
11.00, 13.00 & 15.00
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The Buildy-uppy Dance Show - is an interactive theatrical adventure for all the family by Anatomical. Award winning performers Tom Roden and Anna Williams create an enchanting, ever-changing playground constructed and inhabited by its audience.

Marbling Merriment

16th December
1pm-4pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Create your own festive decorations using paper craft and marbling techniques in this family workshop

The Sun: Living With Our Star Family Festivals

3rd & 4th Nov, 2nd & 3rd March
11am - 5pm
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Join the museum as they delve into the science and history behind our nearest star as they celebrate the exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. There will be pop-up workshops exploring the science behind the Sun and hands-on interactive activities designed to delight and inspire the whole family.

Adult Education Classes at Imperial College

Oct -March 2019
Imperial College London
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Imperial College run a range of daytime and evening classes in languages, the arts and humanities, and science subjects. Classes start in mid-October, with Evening classes meeting from 18:00 to 20:00 and Lunchtime Learning courses meet during lunch hours.

Free

Drop-in Design: Festive Weekends 2018

2nd December-23rd December
10:30-5pm
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Celebrate the festive season and design your own sensory Christmas tree decoration inspired by architecture. Led by Drop-in Design team.

Free

Festive Play Session for Under Fives: December 2018

5th December-21st December
11:30-12:00; 12:30-1pm
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ake part in a multi-sensory play session especially for the under 5s and their families, inspired by The 12 Days of Christmas. These sessions are led by our very own Visitor Experience Gallery Assistants.

Seven Decades: The Story of 3 guitars that changed the world

12th - 13th Jan
3-9pm
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Seven Decades is a unique rock and roll experience – weaving together live music, documentary, and rare vintage guitars to tell the epic story of how a simple musical invention had a revolutionary impact on the world.