Easter in South Kensington
Current exhibitions not to miss!
Explore the exceptional talents of a Renaissance master sculptor in Donatello: Sculpting the Renaissance, delve into the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea in Hallyu! The Korean Wave, or discover the global impact of fashion from Africa through photographs, textiles,and music in Africa Fashion – closing 16th April.
Theatre and Performance Galleries 103-104
Step into the glittering world of musical theatre in our free display Re:Imagining Musicals. Featuring iconic costumes and props from favourites such as Wicked, Frozen, The Lion King and My Fair Lady, it’s time to put on a show!
Tours at the V&A
Dome, Cromwell Road Entrance
We have a great variety of free daily tours to fuel your curiosity. From collection highlights such as fashion, architecture and theatre to female voices, LGBTQIA+ highlights and African heritage. Our full list of tours can be found here.
Family backpack trails
Borrow one of our family backpacks to explore the V&A through creative and fun multi-sensory activities. Discover curious ceramic objects, architectural inventions and incredible interiors. Our award-winning backpacks are recommended for 5-12 years. Head to our Learning Centre during your visit and chat to a member of the team to find out more.
The Ramadan Pavilion
Exhibition Road Courtyard
Situated in the Exhibition Road Courtyard, the Ramadan Pavillion is an interactive architectural structure which evokes an abstracted mosque. Designed by Shahed Saleem and curated by Ramadan Tent Project.
Our annual free Performance Festival is taking place 22nd-30th April and encompasses all things musical themed! Join theatre groups for choir performances and pop-up shows, watch a matinee screening of key contemporary and classic plays or join a curator tour in the galleries. Check the full programme here.
The Natural History Museum is open Mon–Sun, 10.00–17.50 (last entry 17.00). We advise visitors pre-book a free ticket in advance for guaranteed entry or become a Member for priority access. Book your free general admission ticket.
Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur
For the first time ever Patagotitan mayorum is on display in Europe. At four times heavier than Dippy the Diplodocus and 12 metres longer than Hope the blue whale, this gigantic creature is a truly spectacular sight! Don't miss your chance to come and see this extraordinary dinosaur up close at this fun, interactive exhibition for all the family.
Easter Family Fun: Be a Palaeontologist
Join the Museum for a day of activities that will challenge the way your little ones think about the natural world- its past, present and future- and inspire their curiosity and fascination. Families will develop their interest and understanding of palaeontology through a variety of playful activities with our friendly learning team members.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
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. Book your tickets now.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
See the most intact Stegosaurus fossil skeleton ever found then take a journey through our Earth sculpture to head up to Volcanoes & Earthquakes. Through dramatic film footage, exhibits, interactive games, explore the natural forces that shape our ever-changing planet. Don't miss the chance to feel the ground shatter beneath your feet in the earthquake simulator!
No visit is complete to the Museum without a trip to the magnificent Hintze Hall. Walk beneath the largest animal on Earth, the blue whale. Wander among stunning displays that reflect the story of evolution, diversity in the world today and our role in creating a sustainable future.
The Science Museum is open every day and you can visit us from 10.00–18.00 (last entry 17.15). Visitors are asked to pre-book a free ticket in advance. Book your free general admission.
Free Family Trails
Set off on a curated journey through the museum by following one of our many fun and free family trails. From a trail of the biggest items in the museum to a tour of some of the more unexpected objects you might find, there’s something for everyone!
Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination
Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure through the cosmos, guided by an artificial intelligence of alien origin to explore visions of the future through the science of today. Book your tickets now and uncover hidden gems including authentic objects from celebrated movies, TV, and books, as well as paintings, artworks, and photography.
Injecting Hope: The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine
This free exhibition explores the worldwide effort to develop vaccines at pandemic speed. Visit Injecting Hope to see an incredible variety of artworks, interactives, and personal objects that reveal the inspiring stories of scientists and innovators collaborating around the globe to find solutions and save lives.
IMAX: The Ronson Theatre
Enjoy heart-pounding audio, awe-inspiring images and immersive 3D on one of the biggest screens in the UK. Explore our array of screenings and book your tickets for a unique and unforgettable cinema experience.
Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery
Book your ticket this Easter for an unmissable interactive experience at Wonderlab: The Equinor Gallery. See lightning strike before your eyes, play with forces on giant slides or travel through space under a canopy of stars whilst seeing the world around you in new and exciting ways.
The Hall is open at 9am on show dates. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information. Our café, restaurant and gift shop are located at Door 12. This is also where tours start.
Pride at the Hall Exhibition
Ground Floor Corridor
Our Pride at the Royal Albert Hall pop-up exhibition celebrates the rich history of LGBTQ+ trailblazers, icons and events at the Hall.
Verdi Italian Restaurant
Grand Tier (Level 1)
Verdi Italian Kitchen is a relaxed restaurant offering satisfying Italian favourites in a family-friendly setting.
We’ve been observing the tradition of Afternoon Tea for over 100 years, even serving royalty with a visit from Queen Elizabeth II for the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute. Today, we are proud to continue this ritual with a Royal Albert Hall flair. Our menu features classic finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a whimsical mix of musically-inspired cakes as a nod to the legendary performances that take place on our stage.
Royal Albert Hall Tours
See the breath-taking auditorium and the stage that’s hosted some of the world’s biggest change-makers, history-shapers & stars. You’ll discover how the building was founded 150 years ago, the royal love story that made it happen, and how we solved one of the UK’s most enduring engineering challenges – the Royal Albert Hall echo. You might even be lucky enough to hear an artist in soundcheck!
What's on this Easter
This Easter there are lots of great things to do with the family in South Kensington - from exploring the outdoors on discovery days at the Royal Parks, listening to marvelous music with the Royal Albert Hall, or discovering the weird world of ASMR at the Design Museum there is something for everyone!