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Top museum exhibitions in London

From blockbuster shows at some of the capital’s most iconic museums to immersive exhibits in quirkier spaces, catch the best museum exhibitions in London right now.

Manga at the British Museum

Golden Kamuy by Noda Satoru as part of the Manga exhibition at the British Museum

Delve into the history and cultural impact of manga at the largest exhibition of the narrative art form outside Japan: Manga at the British Museum. From early incarnations in 19th-century drawings by Japanese master Hokusai to its evolution into anime, cosplay and gaming, learn about a global phenomenon and experience it for yourself at special screenings, lectures and more. Until 26 Aug

Buckingham Palace tour: summer opening

The Throne Room at Buckingham Palace, featuring two red throne chairs, red carpet and chandeliers.

Visit the official London residence of the Queen, as Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public every summer. Explore the lavishly furnished State Rooms of one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces, and look out for some of the Royal Collection's greatest treasures on display. A special exhibition also marks 200 years since Queen Victoria's birth. 20 Jul-31 Aug. Book now

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at the Design Museum

Still of a man holding a glass of milk from the film A Clockwork Orange as part of Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at the Design Museum

Step inside the world of one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, with Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition at the Design Museum. Original props, costumes, set models and rare photographs explore the filmmaker's career and body of work, which includes such iconic films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining and A Clockwork Orange. Until 15 Sep

TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Saatchi Gallery

Close up of King Tutankhamun's canopic coffinette.

Discover 150 original artefacts from King Tut’s royal tomb by visiting TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Saatchi Gallery. Explore the meaning behind the burial items and learn the fascinating story of how British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon unearthed the ancient Egyptian tomb. 2 Nov-3 May. Book now

New galleries at the National Maritime Museum 

Various objects connected with the sea at the National Maritime Museum

Check out more than 1,100 new objects at the National Maritime Museum’s four new galleries: Polar Worlds, Tudor and Stuart Seafarers, Sea Things, and Pacific Encounters. Focusing on the theme of exploration, the exhibits reveal the impact of British and European maritime adventures, from the 15th century to the present day. Ongoing

Body Worlds at the London Pavilion

Three skeletons playing poker as part of Body Worlds exhibition

Get under the skin of the human body with Body Worlds at the London Pavilion. This world-renowned exhibition features around 200 display items, including donated bodies preserved for public viewing, and offers the chance to reflect on how lifestyle choices impact our health. Ongoing. Book now