WhatMuseums & Galleries
8 years +
Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ
Secret War explores the undercover world of espionage, covert operations and the work of Britain’s Special Forces. Discover how threats both at home and abroad were dealt with through the strategies and techniques of the men and women behind some of the most secret espionage missions of the last century.
Secret War reveals many previously classified objects, on public display for the first time. Together they tell the story of Britain’s covert operations from the foundation of MI5 and MI6 before the First World War, to the Cold War and dealing with the threat of cyber-terrorism today. The exhibition explores the personal experiences of operatives, shedding light on the hidden world of spies and the perils of undercover work.
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.
Fab family theatre show this weekend at London Museum of Water & Steam.
Investigate your senses in this workshop exploring language, self expression and smells at Somerset House.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: the greatest, tremendous, stupendous circus show ever seen at Discover Story Centre.