The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of science and the arts in South Kensington and online.
Explore the pioneering ideas, people and communities that are changing our world with a weekend of free events for all ages celebrating science and the arts in South Kensington.
Join us on 18-19 June 2022 as Exhibition Road is transformed into a huge festival to explore the extraordinary. Celebrate London’s trailblazing innovators, scientists, artists and designers and the everyday heroes who inspire us all.
Enjoy hands-on creative workshops, fascinating talks, performances and installations from iconic museums, research and culture organisations, including Imperial College London, the Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, V&A, Natural History Museum and many more.
Anyone can be a trailblazer. From the Victorian innovations of the Great Exhibition in 1851, to the people shaping their fields today, uncover the stories of both renowned and lesser-known creatives and inventors. Come along and make your own vision of the future as the Great Exhibition Road Festival invites you to discover the power of ideas, celebrate curiosity, and reimagine a new world.
Immerse yourself in our new digital programme throughout the year, with free livestream events, discussions and a whole selection of activities for all ages. Each month we'll explore a new theme and announce the upcoming events on our website and the Festival's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
The Festival is a collaboration between institutions on and around Exhibition Road.
- Imperial College London
- Royal Commission of 1851
- Discover South Kensington
- Royal Albert Hall
- Science Museum
- Royal College of Music
- Natural History Museum
- Royal College of Art
- The Royal Parks
- Royal Society of Sculptors
- Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
- Westminster City Council
- Kensington & Chelsea Art Weekend
- Institut français
- Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Great Exhibition Road Festival is supported by Huawei, Lead Technology Sponsor.