The Future Starts Here


Museums & Galleries


6 years +


12/05/2018 - 04/11/2018


Victoria & Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Dates: 12 May-4 Nov

Tickets: £16

Design, art, science and technology all join forces at this magnificent NEW exhibition celebrating cutting edge design. Embrace the digital age and learn how pioneering designs in artificial intelligence are shaping the future of the world we live in today. From a chargeable shirt that powers a smart phone to a futuristic driverless car, a panda stuffed with government secrets to a Facebook solar power aircraft 'The Future Starts Here' is crammed to busting with over 100 high-tech ground breaking designs. It's fascinating stuff.


There are heaps and heaps of interactive's to keep little fingers very busy. Our highlights included;

  • A Sandpit for learning how to design the Plant. Delve deep in this interactive sandpit and create new topographical features, mould lakes and build mountains. 
  • Sedric the driverless car. Take a comfy seat inside this space age car and learn all about travel in the future
  • Visualising the global effects of aerosol emissions. Lay back and gaze up into this huge dome structure. This incredible installation shows the flow of aerosol emissions from Europe and North America showing it's devastating impact on the rainfall in Africa :(
  • An intelligent robot that does the laundry. Watch Brett the robot do his chores.
  • The Future is.... Complete the sentence using large reflective letters in this interactive fun area

This is the museum's second exhibition hosted underground in the new Sainsbury Gallery. Many of the inventions being displayed publicly for the very first time. Don't miss your chance to delve into this fast accelerating world of artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and space exploration. 


Book here. 

Dates: 12 May-4 Nov

Tickets: £16

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