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Our museums, galleries and cultural spaces are open and keen to welcome you this half-term. Explore inside and out at the Natural History Museum, let off steam at the Science Museum, and go on a spooky hunt at the V&A. Sit back and enjoy the magic of animation at the Ciné Lumière, then round off your day in South Kensington with some hair-raising Halloween activities in the Royal Parks, and a chocolate treat from Venchi.

All our venues have Covid-safety measures in place so you can relax and enjoy your day out. Book in advance and only visit with members of your household or support bubble.

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Natural History Museum
Monday - Sunday 10.00 to 5:50 (last entry at 5:pm)
This October half-term meet the roaring T. rex, say hi to the giant sloth and walk beneath the 25-metre blue whale skeleton. Plus from 19 October to 1 November, enjoy self-guided activities in the Wildlife Garden, look out for science stations around the Museum and download the I Spy trail to enjoy on your visit. Tickets are now available for visits up to 1 November, don't forget to book your free tickets in advance.
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Brass, Steel and Fire
Science Museum
22 Oct - 3 May 2021 Temporarily closed from 5 Nov-2 Dec
Discover the beauty of locomotive engineering and journey through 100 years of model-making at the Science Museum’s free exhibition. Brass, Steel and Fire highlights the great age of experimentation when vicars, lace makers and engineers breathed life into hissing, steaming miniature locomotives.
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Films for Kids at Ciné Lumière
Institut français
14-31 Oct Times vary
During half-term, families can embark on a magical adventure with the Fête de l’Animation in full swing at Ciné Lumière. From animation films The Prince’s Voyage to Shooom’s Odyssey, the most anticipated releases The Elfkins and The Secret Garden.
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Where's Wally? The Big Museum Search!
24–25 October | 28 Oct-1 Nov 11am-6pm
This half-term join the spooktacular hunt for Wally. The V&A is taking part in the Spooky Museum Search to celebrate the launch of the new book "Spooky Spotlight Search". Head over, pick up an activity sheet and get started on finding Wally to win a special prize.
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Top 10 things to do in The Royal Parks this autumn
The Royal Parks
We might be mourning T-shirt weather and sunsets at 10pm, but crisp, sunny autumnal days are spectacular in London's eight Royal Parks. As well as experiencing the changing of the seasons, visitors can also enjoy virtual Halloween activities, guided walks, bug hunting, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
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Venchi's Cuor di Caco
13 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2HE
Refresh with a treat from Venchi, the chocolate and artisan gelato specialists in Exhibition Road. Subscribers can enjoy a special offer on their famous Cuor di Cacao 60% bar. Buy three bars and get a "see the world in colours" bar free (mini and maxi bars are excluded).
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Image credit: Ian Davenport Albertopolis Fantasy  
Fantasies of Exhibition Road
Imperial College London
See South Kensington in a whole new light as it is transformed by a selection of artists re-imagining spaces along Exhibition Road in Albertopolis, where the Great Exhibition Road Festival takes place. The artists were inspired by conversations with scientists at Imperial College London on mental health and wellbeing research to create digital dreams of these iconic places.
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Discover South Kensington
From great exhibitions to debates with experts, and fun activities to try at home, there’s so much more to discover here.
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Discover South Kensington is an initiative of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, a partnership of the cultural and educational organisations in and around Exhibition Road, South Kensington.

Our partners include:
The Design Museum
Imperial College London
Institut franҫais
The Ismaili Centre
Kensington Palace
Natural History Museum
Royal Albert Hall
South Kensington Estates
Royal College of Art
Cromwell Place
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Royal College of Music
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Royal Parks
Serpentine Galleries
The Science Museum
V&A South Kensington
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Japan House
Westminster City Council
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