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An Exciting New Gallery for Young People Opens at the Science Museum!

Tomorrow the Science Museum opens a new, free interactive gallery aimed at 11 to 16-year-olds. Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery brings the world of technicians to life enabling young people to explore where technicians work, try out tasks they perform and meet real-life technicians from the gallery. Accompanying the new gallery is a series of stories from technicians working behind the scenes which you can read here.

From an after-hours mystery at the museum, the return of Imperial Lates, the South Ken Kids Festival, musical performances and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – there are plenty of reasons to plan a great day out in South Kensington this Autumn! To find out what’s on this weekend, visit our website here.

 
 
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Win tickets to see Wildlife Photographer of the Year & a meal at PizzaExpress
 
Natural History Museum
 
To celebrate the opening of Wildlife Photographer of the Year at the Natural History Museum and the newly refurbished Gloucester Road PizzaExpress, we are giving away a pair of tickets to see the exhibition and a delicious 2-course meal and drinks for two people.
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  What's on  
 
 
 
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
 
Science Museum
11th - 27th November Times vary
 
Experience Marvel Studios’ 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' in the Science Museum's IMAX cinema. Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje, fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
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Imperial Lates: Tiny Science
 
Imperial College London
17th Nov 6pm-9pm
 
From hands-on workshops in sub-atomic crafting and microplastics to fascinating talks about the Large Hadron Collider and the potential of quantum computing, you can discover the fascinating world of tiny science with Imperial’s researchers.
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South Ken Kids Festival
 
Institut français
14th Nov-20th Nov Times vary
 
The South Ken Kids Festival is celebrating its 25th birthday with some of the most talented children’s writers and illustrators who will be holding a range of exciting events at the Institut Français. Brilliantly bilingual throughout, the festival is an occasion to highlight children’s writing, illustration, translation: books in all their glory!
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Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery
 
Science Museum
Opens 3rd Nov 10am-6pm
 
Step into the fascinating world of technicians for a peek behind the scenes in the Science Museum's brand new interactive gallery. Experience what it’s like to create visual effects on a blockbuster film set or operate a robot in a manufacturer's workshop,
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Science Fiction Astronights
 
Science Museum
12th Nov, 10th Dec, 13th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th Mar 6:45pm
 
Have you ever wanted to have a sleepover in a museum? With workshops, shows and activities—rounded off with breakfast and a trip to Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination—it will be a sleepover the little ones will never forget!
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Christmas Late Night Shopping & Workshops
 
Japan House London
1st Dec 6pm-9pm
 
Join Japan House London for two exclusive late-night shopping events, including a range of demonstrations, workshops and tastings to introduce you to a variety of Japanese food and drink and giving you a chance to learn about and practice card making and gift wrapping in the run-up to Christmas.
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
 
Hyde Park
18th Nov - 2nd Jan 10am to 10pm
 
The UK's most iconic festive event returns with Hyde Park Winter Wonderland welcoming back loved attractions including the UK's largest outdoor ice rink, the giant wheel, and thrilling shows at Zippo's Circus and Cirque Beserk as well as introducing brand and improved new rides.
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The Carpenters' Line: Woodworking Heritage in Hida Takayama
 
Japan House London
29 Sept - 29 Jan 2023 Mon - Sat 10am - 8pm, Sun 12-6pm
 
Step into the fascinating world of the master woodworkers of Hida Takayama in central Japan with new exhibition The Carpenters’ Line, now open at Japan House London. Admission free
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Chamber Spotlight: Appalachian Spring
 
Royal College of Music
9th Nov 7:30pm
 
Hear chamber music favourites alongside works you might not know in Chamber Plus, with this concert inspired by American landscapes. Appalachian Spring, containing the recognisable 'Shaker' melody, tells the story of a group of American pioneers in this 1944 version written for 13 instruments.
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Mystery at the Museum: The Search for Dippy
 
Natural History Museum
25th Nov 6:30pm-9:45pm
 
The year is 1905 and the Natural History Museum has invited you to a special preview of its newest display - 'Dippy the Diplodocus'. Follow the clues, question the suspects and track down the culprit before the King and notables arrive for the display's launch the following night. Can you help the curators prevent a national scandal?
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Family Fun: Exploring Music and Creating Sound
 
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
5th Nov, 19 Nov 2pm-3:30pm
 
Join us for the return of our Saturday Family Fun series as we invite children to embark on an exciting journey of practical discovery exploring music, art, geometry and sound, with the support of The Royal Society.
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Electric Sounds with Shiva Feshareki
 
Royal College of Music
7th Nov 6pm
 
Described as 'one of the most astonishing acts of musical alchemy of the last decade' (BBC Radio 3’s Tom Service), the Royal College of Music welcomes RCM alumna and experimental composer, turntable artist and radio presenter Shiva Feshareki.
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Climate Café with Force of Nature
 
Natural History Museum
8th Nov-11th Nov 9am-5pm
 
From 8-11 November the Natural History Museums scientists, along with youth activists Force of Nature, will be in their café answering your questions, providing insight into the climate crisis and explaining how you can take meaningful action to help the planet.
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Women's Rights Now!
 
Institut français
2nd Nov-8th Dec Times vary
 
Join Institut Francais for a series of films and discussions tackling issues faced by many women around the world: violence, inequality, lack of freedom and the denial of education.
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Image credit: David Kaunitz, Biripi Clinic, photo by Brett Boardman  
SCCI Architecture Hub Weekend
 
Design Museum Kensington
4th-6th Nov Times vary
 
In partnership with SCCI: Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas, The Design Museum invites you to the Architecture Hub Weekend. Join leading figures from Australia’s built environment community to explore forward-thinking approaches to addressing urban, rural and regional architectural needs.
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The Royal Parks remembers the World Wars
 
The Royal Parks
8th Nov 6:30pm-7:30pm
 
Join a virtual talk by history buff, Scott Smith, for an inside look at the monuments and commemorations to service personnel within the Royal Parks before you set out to explore them on your own. Cosy up and immerse yourself in the fascinating stories brought to life over the decades.
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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.

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The Design Museum
Goethe-Institut
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
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Japan House
Westminster City Council
 
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