Whatever your taste, there'll be an exhibition to enthrall you in London, and with our guide you can even find your culture fix for free. From shows at some of the top ten museums in London to alternative exhibitions in the city's weird and wonderful museums, there's plenty of free art on offer when you delve into free London.
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Free exhibitions in London
A showcase of board games that'll be sure to have you reminiscing about rainy days spent competing with your siblings. Over 100 objects will be on display featuring games from across the globe and some of the most iconic examples from the V&A's collection. Favourites such as Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit and Monopoly will also be included and a number of hands-on activiities will give visitors the chance to become part of the gaming action.
2016 marks the 150th anniversary of celebrated children's author and illustrator Beatrix Potter, who was a frequent visitor to the museum where she would often sit and sketch. This exhibition celebrates the date with artworks, original sketches and her earliest published works on show.
Amazing curator Carey Newsom persuaded 26 teenagers to let a photographer document their bedrooms: now you're invited in to see the results at this exhibition on the museum's concourse. Like homes inside of homes, each room reflects the person who created it, as well as commenting on how how teenagers handle the new privacy created by social media, smartphone tech - and the surprising resurgence of letters and vinyl.
Not just something you switch on and off at the mains, electricity is, in fact, as old as the universe. This Wellcome exhibition will take a closer look over the phenomenon – examining how it brought life to the Earth and has in turn been harnassed by humankind. Some of the more gruesome references will include Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' and the electric chair.
This one-of-a-kind exhibition highlights the importance of children’s rights and their slow but steady historical evolution. Held at London’s Central Family Court this collection of quotes, images and artefacts gives a powerful insight into the court’s work and proceedings. Children’s experiences are brought to the fore, from tying threads in a mill to firing guns on a battleship as well as the work of the progressive activists that brought them into the comparative safety of the Victorian school room and then the era of human rights.
Showcasing a diverse collection of over 35 emerging artists, the return of the Vending Machine Art Gallery will see artistic interpretations around the theme of ‘Celebrating Multiculturalism’ exploring the global and ethnic influences that surround us every day.