Five amazing museum day trips
The summer hols are here, giving you plenty of opportunities to indulge in some idle browsing around a museum or two. But don't limit yourself to London's best-loved institutions. Our list will help you plan the most enticing short-haul trips to the museums handily orbiting the capital. Or, if you're feeling properly adventurous, check out our guide to the best arty weekends.
Must-see museum exhibitions in London
Upcoming museum exhibitions in London
Videogames: Design/ Play/ Disrupt
Videogames are no longer the preserve of geeky teenage boys locked away in bedrooms filled with unwashed clothes and empty Pringles cans. They're seriously clever business. And this major exhibition at the V&A will show you exactly how, with everything from insights into the design process to DIY gadgets made by grassroots gamers. Ticket holders to the exhibition will get to try out new videogames and go inside immersive installations. If you've ever turned your nose up at the world of gaming before, this is sure to convince you otherwise.
I Was There: Room of Voices
When the Armistice was called at 11am on 11/11/1918, it marked an end to the First World War and the end of an event that shaped a generation of people from countries across the world. This immersive sound installation is made up of 32 different voices, all telling a different story of how they experienced the day we now call Remembrance Day.
Renewal: Life After the First World War in Photographs
The First World War brought destruction to Europe on an almost unimaginable scale. In the years following the end of the conflict, people were tasked with rebuilding shattered cities, town and rural dwellings. But despite the devastation, a new optimism often flourished. To mark the centenary of the end of the war, the IWM exhibits 130 photos and related objects showing how Europe started to put itself back together again.