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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', has been delighting families since it was published in 1968. This exhibition looks at Kerr's experience as a refugee settling in London and how she became an artist and storyteller.Read more
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.
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.Read more