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Top 10 museum exhibitions in London

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

Get your diary at the ready: London's top museums are set to showcase an abundance of cracking exhibitions throughout the events calendar. There's always an exciting show to delve into, on subjects as varied as history, fashion, art and the natural world. Check out our guide to free museums in London if you fancy seeing more of the capital's museums.
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The best museum exhibitions in London


The British Museum of Food

Edible experiment magicians Bompas & Parr are opening (temporarily) the world's first cultural institution devoted to food and its history, evolution, science, sociology and art.

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1 Cathedral Street , South Bank Wednesday December 2 2015 - Sunday January 24 2016

Cycle Revolution

The Design Museum is gearing up for an exhibition celebrating all things bike. As well as dozens of bicycles from some of the world's most respected contemporary manufacturers there'll be high-end kit and accessories and items belonging to famous cyclists such as Sir Chris Hoy and Sir Paul Smith. 

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Design Museum , Bermondsey Until Thursday June 30 2016

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 , Smithfield Until Sunday April 10 2016

Tibet’s Secret Temple

Discover the history of Tibertan Buddhist yogic and meditational practices at this major exhibition from the Wellcome Collection. Over 120 objects from across the world feature in the display.

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Wellcome Collection , Bloomsbury Until Sunday February 28 2016

Tintin: Hergé's Masterpiece

Everybody's favourite Belgian reporter, the bequiffed Tintin, first tasted adventure in a Brussels newspaper comic strip in 1929. Since then, he has starred with his dog Snowy in 24 books ('albums'), which have sold an extraordinary 200 million copies across the world. 

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Somerset House , Temple 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

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

Egypt: Faith After the Pharaohs

This exhibition delves into a whopping 1,200 years of Egyptian history, spanning the transition to a primarily Christian population and then onto a majority Muslim population, with Jewish communities periodically thriving throughout.

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British Museum , Bloomsbury Until Sunday February 7 2016

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By: Phoebe Trimingham



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!