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LCW Curator Talks: Christien Meindertsma: Re-forming Waste

16th May
10.30am - 3pm
V&A South Kensington
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Join V&A curators to hear about the process and findings from ground breaking new research into linoleum and wool. Discover how Christien Meindertsma's creative practice combines craft and technological innovation to propose new solutions for using these materials in the circular economy.

LCW: Craft Symposium

16th May
10.30am - 1pm
V&A South Kensington
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London Craft Week hosts a Craft Symposium at V&A South Kensington featuring panel discussions and keynote speeches from leading figures in the sector. Speakers will explore topics including the expanded craft vocabulary of the last ten years, digital innovation, the transfer of skills through apprenticeships and craftsmanship and luxury.

Learning resources at the Science Museum

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Science Museum
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This site brings together learning resources from their four Museums, including activities, games and videos. Browse all the resources and discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics for use in the classroom, in museum galleries and beyond.

Leighton and Landscape

16th Nov - 27th April 2025
10am - 5.30pm
Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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This first major exhibition of Frederic Leighton’s work, following the reopening of the museum in October 2022, will focus on the artist’s production of small en plein air landscape sketches, created between 1850 up until his death in 1896.

Leighton House Gift Shop

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Leighton House and Sambourne House Museum
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Leighton House museum's online shop has some of the best in contemporary design and artisan craft, their curated edit is inspired by the homes, work and collections of Frederic Leighton and Linley Sambourne.

Leslie Linder: Decoding Beatrix Potter

Until 15th Sept
10am - 5.30pm
V&A South Kensington
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On the 50th anniversary of Leslie Linder’s gift to the V&A, This display celebrates his unrivalled Beatrix Potter collection and shines a light on Linder’s contribution to our knowledge of the world-famous author and illustrator.

Literary Haunts & Jaunts in the Park

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Kensington Gardens
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Explore the parks through the works of some famous writers - discover J M Barrie’s ultimate fancy, Peter Pan, walk in the steps of Virginia Woolf through Kensington Gardens, or visit the famous Speaker’s Corner, George Orwell’s ardent haunt.

London Design Festival - Placeholders

Daily: 10am-5:45pm - Friday: 10am–10pm
V&A South Kensington
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Discover the enduring possibilities of reusing stone with this outdoor installation and documentary as part of London Design Festival. Historic, large and precious stone that previously made up the V&A building, now makes a comeback in the form of street furniture.

London's secret gardens

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
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A suggested route where you can enjoy a ride through some of London's hidden gardens and get a glimpse of some of the Parks including Hyde Park along your way.

Lucian Freud’s Etchings: A Creative Collaboration

opens 22nd January
10am - 5.45pm
V&A South Kensington
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One of the foremost British artists of the 20th century, Lucian Freud is best known for his figurative paintings, but he also made many etchings, often of the subjects and sitters featured in his painted works. A selection of these intricate and intimate prints will be on display at the V&A South Kensington in 2024.

Madonna in Paradise

17th - 21st April
11am - 7pm
Cromwell Place
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Combining skill and the simplicity of the medium, anxiety and irony, naivety and kitsch, contemporary artist and performer Danila Polyakov explores questions of identity, the interaction of humans and technology, and himself and his relationship to the external world.

Magical mystery nature tour

Online and outside
Natural History Museum
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Boost your family's wellbeing with a magical mystery nature tour. Time in nature is essential for keeping us healthy and happy, even through winter's colder, darker months. Explore some of the key reasons why and venture out for some nature therapy.

Make a Balcony Allotment - Hanging Pots

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The Royal Parks
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Save floor space in your balcony or window allotment with these pretty hanging plant pot.

Make and Do at Home

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V&A South Kensington
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Whether you're into knitting, coding, or crafting your own furniture, the V&A has got a creative project for you. These fun, free resources and tutorials are all inspired by their incredible collections – bringing you a range of DIY makes to try at home.

Make-it: Illustration

20th April
10.30am - 4.30pm
V&A South Kensington
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Join artist Anahita Alavi to explore how to tell a story with paintings. Work as a family and get inspired by Persian tales, Anahita's work and images from the V&A Collection to develop your story.

Making the Modern World

Wednesday-Sunday
10am-6pm (last entry 5:15pm)
Science Museum
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Chart 250 years of science and technology and discover some of the most iconic items that have shaped our society. The Making the Modern World gallery presents some of the Museum’s most remarkable objects.

Mammals

Daily
Natural History Museum
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Explore the rich diversity of mammals, from polar bears to pygmy shrews in the Mammals gallery. -

Martin Parr: Fashion Faux Parr

13th May
7pm - 8.45pm
V&A South Kensington
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Photographer Martin Parr is known for his wry sense of humour and instantly recognisable style, bridging the divide between art and documentary. Join him in conversation with V&A curator Fiona Rogers for a discussion of Fashion Faux Parr, his first collection of fashion photography.

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Daily
10am-6pm (last entry 5:15pm)
Science Museum
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Mathematics is too often perceived as dry and complex, but this new gallery will tell stories that place the subject at the heart of our lives, exploring how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have helped to shape the modern world.

May Half Term Family Fun

28th May - 2nd June
All Day
Royal College of Music
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Enjoy a variety of family friendly activities in the Royal College of Music Museum this half term. Discover and engage with our amazing collections through music, stories and crafts!

Medical Humanities Exhibition

1st - 16th May
10am - 5pm
Imperial College London
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A mixed media exhibition by Imperial College's Medical Humanities Students.

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

Daily
10-6pm (last entry 5:15pm)
Science Museum
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Showcasing extraordinary medical artefacts including the world’s first MRI scanner, Fleming’s penicillin mould, a professional pianist’s prosthetic arm and even robotic surgery equipment.

Meet an Employee- Schools

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time
Various Times
Science Museum
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An interactive workshop where students meet a technician from a partner organisation and experience what it’s like to do their job through hands-on activities or Q&A sessions. For KS3 and KS4.

Membership to Institut français

Institut français
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A wonderful gift is a membership to the Institut français. Amongst their benefits are invitations to exclusive events, movies in their sumptuous Ciné Lumière, activities for younger members, access to their Art Deco listed library, superb food and drink and so much more!