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Top 10 museum exhibitions in London

Check out our pick of the city's top cultural offerings for 2015

Get your diary at the ready: London's top museums are set to showcase an abundance of cracking exhibitions throughout the year. There's always an exciting show to delve into. In 2015, step into the fashion world of Shoes, marvel at the weird and wonderful Designs of the Year, and dive into the wonder of Coral Reefs.

Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

This exhibition tells the story of how Russia won the race and became the first country to explore the galaxy that lies beyond our own planet. See moving testimonies and memorabilia from some of space travel's biggest names and hear how its pioneers made lift off happen.

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Science Museum , Brompton Until Sunday March 13 2016

The Crime Museum Uncovered

This exhibition reveals previously unseen details and secrets from real-life, high-profile crimes such as the Acid Bath Murderer, the Great Train Robbery and the Millennium Dome Diamond Heist.

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Museum of London , St Pauls Until Sunday April 10 2016

The Fabric of India

Spanning a head-spinning time period from the third century to the present day, 'The Fabric of India' brings together 200 handmade textiles that reflect the country's cultural heritage. Highlights include an eighteenth-century sultan's tent, sumptuous historic costumes, and contemporary fashion by Manish Arora.

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V&A , Brompton Until Sunday January 10 2016

Celts: Art and Identity

The many tribes of people in Iron Age and Medieval Europe who are known as Celts had one thing in common – producing beautiful art objects, and this exhibition tells their story through intricate jewellery, stylised religious pieces and decorative arts from the late nineteenth century which were inspired by the Celtic designs of the past.

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British Museum , Bloomsbury Until Sunday January 31 2016

The Fallen Woman

This exhibition brings together paintings, drawings and newspaper illustrations depicting the Victorian women who campaigned for the Foundling Hospital to take their illegitimate babies into care. Works by popular nineteenth-century artists including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Richard Redgrave and George Frederic Watts are included.

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Foundling Museum , Bloomsbury Until Sunday January 3 2016

Animal Tales

This exhibition looks at the history of animals in storytelling, from ancient cave paintings to cat memes. A family trail and children's reading area will keep younger visitors busy.

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British Library , Euston Until Sunday November 1 2015

ZSL Animal Photography Exhibition

The Zoological Society of London's Animal Photography Prize fills the zoo with spectacular images, with photographers of all experience levels competing for a chunk of the £10,000 prize fund.

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London Zoo , Regent's Park Until Sunday February 28 2016

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

The V&A’s blockbuster exhibition is all about shoes – and we aren’t talking ballet flats, cosy boots or erm… Crocs. 'Pleasure and Pain' focuses on the transformative power of extreme footwear, exploring the agony and ecstasy that a shoe might inspire. Over 200 pairs of shoes past and present have been gathered from all around the world.

Until Sun Jan 31

Gnome & Away: Secrets of the Collection

The Garden Museum closes in October 2015 for a £6.6 million redevelopment before reopening in early 2017, but before the transformation period begins they're giving the public one last chance to see their brilliant collection of objects and artworks.

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Garden Museum , Lambeth Until Saturday October 31 2015



I must be missing something - i only see 9! And i don't see the Bowie at the V&A and that simply MUST be on there!


And the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition opening on Monday is'nt even mentioned !


yes and what can i do TODAY please!