2019 Programme

Adults
Installation
Exhibition

We Will be Forgotten

An interactive art installation by Vinita Khanna

All Ages
Exhibition

Tim Peake's spacecraft and Apollo 10

As the world heralds 50 years since the Apollo Moon missions, take a look at Tim Peake's Soyuz caspule at the Science Museum.

All Ages
Exhibition

ABB E-Mobility Exhibit

Come and see our electric racing car and find out if you have what it takes to drive it in our race simulators. Don’t’ forget to have your selfie taken by one of ABB’s YuMi Robots!

All Ages
Exhibition

Experience 5G with Huawei

Experience the future of faster connections and explore the potential of Virtual Reality to help medicine, design and much more.

All Ages
Installation

GREEN SPACE

Don't miss out on GREEN SPACE, an installation that explores the health benefits of green spaces in cities and how we connect with nature in an urban environment.

All Ages
Exhibition

Queen Victoria exhibitions at Kensington Palace

Explore a different perspective on the life and legacy of one of our most famous monarchs, Queen Victoria.

All Ages
Exhibition

ParkUp!

ParkUp is an installation that aims to stimulate discussion around the exciting new ways in which we can use and design our streets.

All Ages
Talk

Pop-up talk: plant orbiter

Join artist Nick Laessing as he talks about his Plant Orbiter, an automated rotating system for food production, which reflects on the role of technology in local urban food production.

All Ages
Exhibition

Plant orbiter

Take a look at the V&A's Plant Orbiter, an automated rotating system for food production, which reflects on the role of technology in local urban food production.

Family
Tour

Albertopolis tours

Join us for a short tour up Exhibition Road and discover the story of London’s arts and science district. We will introduce you to ‘Albertopolis’ and some hidden gems along the way.

All Ages
Zone

Nature zone

Go wild at the Nature Zone on Exhibition Road! Meet real scientists and find out about the amazing work they do with animals and in the environment, and get up close to nature with our workshops and exhibits.

All Ages
Zone

Greener futures zone

Dirty air, ocean plastics and climate change – we’ve all heard the doom and gloom stories, but thanks to new research we are paving our way to a better, more sustainable future. Come to Greener Futures to learn about the latest innovations and our vital role as custodians of Earth.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Sleepy heads

Explore the world of sleep and dreaming with an art exhibition from artist from Imperial College London and The Royal College of Art.

All Ages
Exhibition

Malaria Area

The malaria area is an interactive journey through the malaria parasite's life cycle via humans and mosquitoes.

All Ages
Exhibition

Explore the Exhibition of 1851

Discover the original Great Exhibition Festival!

Family
Workshop

A multisensory dark matter experience

Visit our dark matter installation and embark on a multisensory voyage!

All Ages
Demonstration

Open studios: Sam Bakewell

Meet the V&A's current ceramic artist in residence, Sam Bakewell, in his studio in the heart of the V&A's ceramic galleries. Explore his work and hear about his time at the museum.

All Ages
Demonstration

Matteo Menapace: Videogames resident open studios

Meet Matteo Menapace as he hacks and designs games inspired by the V&A’s collections.

All Ages
Demonstration

Open studios: Bridget Harvey - fashioned from nature

Meet the V&A’s resident designer Bridget Harvey and learn more about her practice and views on clothing as political choice and empowerment.

Adults
Exhibition

V&A Friday Late: Food for Thought

Head to the V&A for their food-themed Late with live performance, film, installation and debates as well as DJs.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Museum of food

Join artists, designers and scientists from V&A, Imperial College, Royal College of Art, Design Museum and Institut Francais as they delve in to the future of food, what it means to us and how we eat.

Age 12+
Tour

Drone flight arena tour

Explore the newest research activities, technological innovations and applications of the next generation of aerial robots.

All Ages
Tour

At the Design Museum: Free building tour

Discover the fascinating history of the Design Museum’s building in this free 20-minute tour.

Age 12+
Tour

V&A female voices tour

Join our guides in these special tours and explore the V&A's outstanding collection to uncover the contribution of women to art and design.

Age 12+
Tour

V&A LGBTQ+ tour

Join this V&A Volunteer Guide led tour which explores gender and sexual identities through a selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer related objects in the V&A's rich collections.

Age 12+
Tour

Designing the V&A tour

Trace the history of the V&A through the visionary architects, designers, artists and museum directors who have created one of the best loved museum buildings in the world.

Family
Exhibition

Discover the Royal Parks

Uncover the diverse nature and heritage of the royal parks and Hyde Park's role in shaping this incredible part of London.

All Ages
Exhibition

North Kensington: A world in itself

An exhibition from North Kensington Youth Forum featuring a series of globes they have made representing their local area and short film showing the neighbourhood from their perspective.

Family
Demonstration

Try on a spacesuit!

Ever wondered what it's like to be an astronaut? Join the Science Museum and take one small step for man and one giant leap for you and try on one of our replica ESA Sokol Suits!

Family
Zone

Space zone

Join us in the Space Zone where we’ll have real life Astrophysicists, a chance to make your very own moon magnet and the story of a mouse who wants to make it to the moon!

Family
Workshop

Space case

Join the Science museum and get hands on with our 'Space Case', a specially designed resource box from STEM Ambassadors. Find out what materials go into making a spacecraft!

All Ages
Exhibition

Earth photo 2019 exhibition

A shortlist of 50 exceptional photographs and films that document the earth in all its diversity.

Family
Demonstration

Butterflies and moths

Find out which butterflies and moths are found in South Kensington with experts from the Natural History Museum.

Family
Workshop

Stego-jigsaw-rus

Have a go at piecing together a 3D jigsaw Stegosaurus!

Family
Exhibition

Volcanoes and earthquakes

Learn about volcanoes and earthquakes with Volcanologist Dr Chiara Maria Petrone and have a go at measuring an earthquake!

Adults
Tour

Curator exchange

See the Natural History Museum's collection in a new light on a guided tour with curators from the Royal Society of Sculptors and the V&A.

All Ages
Zone

Design Zone

Head to the Design Zone to see everything from robots and 4D printing through to conscious fashion and behaviour changing rituals.

Age 12+
Exhibition

Young makers showcase

Come and see some of the prototypes from Imperial’s Maker Challenge Programme and speak to the young people involved in creating these innovative projects.

All Ages
Tour

Carbon capture plant tour

Join Imperial’s Carbon Capture Plant Tour to find out more about how carbon dioxide can be captured and stored.

Age 12+
Tour

Flight simulator tour

Take a look at Imperial’s full motion simulator – and learn how aircraft fly!

Age 12+
Tour

Energy Futures Lab tour

Discover the future of energy with our tour of Imperial's Energy Futures Lab.

Age 12+
Tour

Wind tunnel tour

Join Imperial researchers to find out how aerial and road vehicles are designed and tested in our state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

All Ages
Tour

Hamlyn centre for robotic surgery tour

Join our tour to discover the work in the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery.

All Ages
Exhibition

Victorian love letters

German – the language of love! Learn more about the relationship between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert expressed through their letters, full of admiration and love, and why they wrote in German in this exhibition at the Goethe-Institut’s library.

All Ages
Exhibition

German National Tourist Office Experience

The German National Tourist Office presents Germany 200 years after Albert’s birthday showcasing innovation in art and science,