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What's on in Kensington? March Museum Guide

If you look at Kensington, it's not hard to see its appeal. From its beautifully cobbled avenues to the stunning green spaces surrounding the iconic Palace, it's easy to understand why this London borough has become such a popular destination.

For those planning a trip to London as a chance to spend some time with their family, Kensington also has something else to offer; a fantastic range of museums. The Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) all have a variety of exhibitions on throughout the year that are ideal for the whole family.

Natural History Museum

Even though the Natural History Museum is undergoing a transformation at the moment, there is still plenty to see and do. Once you enter this iconic building, you'll be able to experience incredible exhibitions that showcase the different parts of the natural world.

The dinosaurs at the museum are famous and you can get up close and personal to a variety of species, including the incredible T-Rex. There is a diverse programme on offer, such as the first ever fossil found of a T-Rex, an iguanodon, and the skull of a plant-eating Triceratops.

Throughout March, there will also be a number of drop-in sessions that invite you to explore some of the museum's specimens and make your own observations. The Investigate Centre is perfect for families and you can use the tools provided to inspect the objects before you.


The Victoria & Albert museum (V&A) prides itself on selecting the finest exhibitions that show the impact that objects have had on certain aspects of popular culture. During March, you can see some truly fascinating displays that will have you questioning how important everyday items can be.

If you have older children, the V&A's 'Another Russia: Post-Soviet Printmaking' exhibition is well worth a visit. The display discusses the relationship between the collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of an incredible period of innovation for Russia throughout the 90s. Printing and publishing was strictly controlled under the Communist state and its fall triggered a new wave of expression, which is showcased in this exhibit.

For those going to London in March, you'll have the last opportunity to see the critically acclaimed 'Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear'. Here, you can learn about what the changing styles of underwear can tell us about certain periods of time and public attitudes.

The Science Museum

The Science Museum is ideal for a family-friendly day out. With its variety of activities and exhibitions that look to engage and inspire all of its visitors, you can have a great time with your loved ones.

Tim Peake's story of space travel has thrilled people around the world, and you can share some of the British astronaut's experience at the Science Museum. You can take an incredible journey - thanks to virtual reality - and get a taste of what it would be like to travel into outer space.

The museum's innovative Wonderlab allows you and your family to become scientists for the day. Experience one of the best interactive galleries in the world and learn more about how science and maths impact our lives.

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