The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington.
Join us for a weekend that 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, 200 years on from when they were born.
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 will celebrate 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.
The Festival is a collaboration between institutions on and around Exhibition Road. Find out more about our partners.
- Imperial College London
- Royal Commission of 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
Find out more about the supporters of this year's Festival.