WhatMuseums & Galleries
8 years +
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ
Discover the story of the First World War through the lives of those who experienced it both on the front line and at home.
See how the war started, why it continued, how the Allies won and its impact on people's lives across the globe. Walk through a recreated trench with a Sopwith Camel plane swooping low overhead as a Mark V Tank looms above you. Explore the war at sea and campaigns in the Middle East, Africa, Gallipoli and the Western Front.
Uncover the mystery of Franklin's lost crew. Opens 14 July, National Maritime Museum.
Celebrate the life and writing of this adored storyteller. Opens 22 July, National Museum of Childhood.
Spectacular Venetian art at the Queen's Gallery.
Peer into Matisse's personal collection. Opens 5 Aug, The Royal Academy of Arts.
Kids will love her dazzling kaleisdoscopic colourful paintings. Opens 13 June, Tate Modern.
Explore the bank’s literary connections over the last three centuries. Opens 19 July.
Mini fashionistas head to the V&A to marvel at Balenciaga, and try a spot of dressing up!
Children will love the distinctive elongated figures in this major Giacometti show
Children's works are showcased this summer at The National Gallery.
This year's Summer Exhibition packs a punch.
Fab contemporary art at two locations in Kensington Gardens
A colourful breath of fresh air at the Serpentine Gallery
Delight in over 80 glorious watercolours. Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Family-friendly exhibitions to see this summer
The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 38th year at the National Portrait Gallery.
A multi-sensory show with a fully functioning perfume laboratory. Opens 21 June, Somerset House.
Charming interactive exhibition celebrating the life of this mischievous bunny. Opens 24 June, River and Rowing Museum.