8 museum exhibitions we can’t wait to see in 2018

Need something to look forward to? Get a load of these cracking London exhibitions coming to the city in 2018
Charles Albert Sholl
By Katie McCabe, Stephanie Hartman and Eddy Frankel |

London’s museums are home to landmark permanent collections and incredible things to see and do. But they’re also world class when it comes to their temporary exhibitions. 2018 sees countless shows arrive in the capital and this is our pick of the very best. From a peep at animals in the dark at Natural History Museum and the Museum of London’s celebration of lesser known suffragettes one hundred years on to the V&A’s ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’, which will unlock her wardrobe and showcase her beautiful dresses, jewellery and more. 

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8 London exhibitions we can’t wait to see

The Suffragette Winefride Mary Rix
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Things to do, Exhibitions

Votes for Women

icon-location-pin Museum of London, Smithfield

One hundred years ago, the Representation of the People Act was passed, giving (some) women the right to vote in the UK for the first time. This exhibition is a celebration of the lesser known suffragettes who battled courageously to make that happen. One is Kitty Marshall, who was given a prison sentence for chucking a potato at Winston Churchill’s window. And that’s just the starch. 

Natural History Museum - Hope
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Life in the Dark

icon-location-pin Natural History Museum, Brompton

Do you ever think about the dark side of nature? And no, we’re not talking about shirtless Kylo Ren. For its next show, the Natural History Museum will follow moles, moths and crocodiles into the shadows to see what they get up to when the lights go out. Find out how foxes spend a night on the prowl (other than rummaging through our bins) and see the internal, nocturnal lives of original specimens from the museum’s collection. 


I Object

icon-location-pin British Museum, Bloomsbury

‘I object’ is something you yell in American courtroom dramas, ‘I Object’ (it’s a working title) is something quite different but no less satisfying: a classic, ultra-thorough and super fascinating exhibition from the British Museum. It’s all about the ways objects have been used to mock, cajole and undermine systems of power throughout history. From ancient Mesopotamia to modern Brexitotamia, get ready for more dissent and satire than you can handle. No objections here. 

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