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Museum Special Exhibitions

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Museum Special Exhibitions

Hello. We will be visiting in November and are trying to find out which Museums may have special exhibitions on at that time.


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1. Re: Museum Special Exhibitions

I usually find (before travelling to London or when I am there) this kind of information in www.timeout.com/london/.

Edited: 09 September 2012, 15:46
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2. Re: Museum Special Exhibitions

Also if you look at the internetsite of the museum you will find all the info

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3. Re: Museum Special Exhibitions

For instance, the National Gallery has a Pre-Raphaelite show.

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>>For instance, the National Gallery has a Pre-Raphaelite show.<<

Are you sure you don't mean Tate Britain?


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6. Re: Museum Special Exhibitions

Most museums have rotating exhibits for part of the facility at all times - so rather than focusing on specific special exhibits, I would think about what you'd really love to see - art, history, people... Regardless of how much museum going you've done in London, chances are you've barely scratched the surface of what london offers. There are some excellent lesser visited places that are much more intimate than the big museums and I few I strongly recommend.

While the Tate Modern is excellent - if you want an alternative consider Saatchi http://wp.me/p2r6no-9N - Instead of the British Museum's Egyptian collection, consider the Petrie - http://wp.me/p2r6no-1I - and then there are smaller gems like the Dennis Sever's House - http://wp.me/p2r6no-26 .

For the major galleries / museums and their exhibits, I echo prior TA postings that TimeOut London is useful.

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7. Re: Museum Special Exhibitions

The Shakespeare exhibit at the British Museum was good. Not convinced it's worth the price of it, but if you like Shakespeare as I do, it's good. The free horse exhibit was great.

Other things to consider... you just have to keep your eyes open, or as others suggest, search what you're interested in. The National Theatre has (had) great exhibits on Timon of Athens and Warhorse. Combine that with a backstage tour, and I'm in heaven.

But, it's what you're into...

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8. Re: Museum Special Exhibitions

Apart possibly from the Pre-Raphaelites at Tate Modern (and maybe bits of the London Design Festival), this autumn seems to be more devoid of the mega block-busters that sell out the moment tickets go on sale than I've known it for years. But it's a great one for low budget quirkiness, like street furniture (or "Bronze") at the Royal Academy.

The Liverpool Biennale is probably the other biggie. Otherwise, the good news is you can take your time choosing, and then use Time Out. The website isn't that good for advance details if you're trying to plan your time a month or two before coming here. Use it (at the "museums" and "Art" pages, remembering that in English we don't use the word "museum" to describe an art gallery) for full lists of locations, then browse the locations' websites. The hard copy, when you get here or at some major intercontinental airports abroad, gives fully comprehensive listings for the following week

Also check art fairs at visitlondon.com/events/…london-art-fairs-2012

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9. Re: Museum Special Exhibitions

As albionbythesea has already mentioned, try out some of the lesser visited museums. I love Leighton House at Holland Park, John Soane in Lincoln's Inn, Wallace Collection, Dulwich Gallery, the recently refurbished William Morris House at Walthamstow. The list is endless, so do some research beforehand so you decide what you would really like to see.

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10. Re: Museum Special Exhibitions

The James Bond exhibition at the Barbican as very enjoyable.