The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington.
The Festival brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances - all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition.
Since the Great Exhibition of 1851, this road is where engineers, artists, educators and scientists from around the globe have reimagined the future. Their common spark? Curiosity. The Festival celebrates this spirit of innovation by bringing the arts, science and culture out onto the road we share. Plus, there’s plenty to explore across the institutions, galleries and museums on Exhibition Road and beyond.
Our 2019 partners
The Festival is a collaboration between institutions on and around Exhibition Road. Find out more about our 2019 partners.
- Imperial College London
- Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
- Discover South Kensington
- Royal Albert Hall
- Science Museum
- Royal College of Music
- Natural History Museum
- Historic Royal Palaces
- German National Tourist Office
- Goethe-Institut London
- Royal College of Art
- Royal Parks
- Royal Society of Sculptors
- Design Museum
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- Westminster City Council
- Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend
- Institut français
- Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
- Serpentine Galleries
- The Ismaili Centre
Our 2019 supporters
Our supporters are crucial to the running of the Festival. Find out more about our 2019 supporters.