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What’s on in April? Kensington Museum guide

Spring has come to Kensington and the borough is looking particularly fresh and lively. Inside its museums, there is a similar story, with a plethora of new exhibitions and exciting events to enjoy. From dinosaurs to Frankenstein and Winnie-The-Pooh to Ferraris, there is something to inspire every member of the family.

Royal Garden Hotel is lucky enough to have such world-class museums on its doorstep, making them a valuable and cultural part of your stay. Step inside this April and see what you can discover.


It is all about the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum this Easter holiday, as a special family festival takes over until 15 April. Children will love showing their creative sides and letting their imaginations run wild while making their own dinosaur feet.

There is the huge Stego-jigsaw-rus that needs to be put back together and will no doubt require the whole family’s participation. And if that is not enough, tracking down the egg thief on the Egg-raider Trail will bring some seasonal excitement.


Over at The Science Museum, it is all about Frankenstein from 3 April to 8 April. The Frankenstein Festival will celebrate 200 years since Mary Shelley had her world-famous novel published. From theatrical events and experimental storytelling to hands-on activities, the questions relating to whether life should be created will be explored.

It is also the last opportunity to explore the exhibitions that make up the museum’s Illuminating India event. Photography 1857-2017 and 5,000 Years of Science and Innovation will both come to an end on 22 April, so be sure to visit before they close.


With the Duchess of Cambridge having just been announced as royal patron to the Victoria and Albert Museum, it is an exciting time for the V&A. Join in with the enthusiasm and view a number of exhibitions and displays that are set to finish in April. The incredibly popular Winnie-The-Pooh: Exploring a Classic will draw to a close on 8 April and is truly a must-see for literature lovers.

Displays, including Into The Woods: Trees in Photography and Eclectic, will end on 22 April and 29 April respectively. These collections of photographs, prints, prints and drawings are really worth stopping by for half an hour or so to engage with the art and encourage yourself to look at the world around you in a different way.


The Design Museum is always a fascinating place to visit for those interested in all forms of contemporary design. This can be anything from graphics to fashion and architecture to industrial innovation. The ongoing Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18 is a wonderful exploration of just how influential design is in modern times and one not to be missed if you are interested in current affairs.

Meanwhile, Ferrari: Under the Skin will come to an end on 15 April. Over the past 70 years, this iconic brand has made not just cars, but history too. Discover how Enzo Ferrari’s post-war dream to create the perfect racing machine became a reality and turned heads across to the globe.

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