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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.

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. Until 3 May. Book Tutankhamun tickets now

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 each 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 for 2020 focuses on the royal family's interest in animals. 18 Jul-27 Sep. Book Buckingham Palace tickets now

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 Body Worlds tickets now 

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year at the National Maritime Museum

The Milky Way stretching over the snow-covered Dolomites at night, captured by Nicolai Brügger, as part of the Insight Astronomer of the Year exhibition at the NMM

Enjoy an out-of-this-world lineup of images during the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. The display features 100 images including several spectacular captures of the Milky Way and an Aurora Australis gliding over Tasmania’s east coast. Find more galactic exhibits in the museum's The Moon ExhibitionUntil 26 Apr

Hidden London: the Exhibition at the London Transport Museum

Factory workers at Plessey, 1941, as part of Hidden London: the Exhibition at the London Transport Museum

Visit a recreated abandoned Tube station and discover the fascinating history and secrets of the world’s oldest subterranean railway during Hidden London: the Exhibition at the London Transport Museum. Find out about underground wartime stories and see the largest number of archive photos, objects and vintage posters from disused stations. Until Jan 2021

Discover more current and upcoming exhibitions in London with our pick of the top art exhibitions in the capital. Keep an eye on more cultural events with our guides to what's on this weekend and things to do today. Or take a seasonal look at London's cultural calendar with our monthly ideas. Make sure to also download the Visit London app for ideas on the go.

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