Sunday, December 17The Voice of London

Go for free: Five worth-viewing exhibitions in London

Words: Yujia Yang | Subbing: Haonan Yuan

Planing to visit some interesting exhibitions for free in London?Despite the three most well-known museums in London: British Museum, Natural History Museum and V&A Museum,  why not try some less crowded places for better experience?

Here is a guide prepared for you with information of five free exhibitions. Don’t miss out!

  • Japan in Winter

Japan, a mysterious country in Asia, is always attractive and irresistible. Many people are interested in Japanese culture, history and landscape. This exhibition will bring you into its fascinating winter world and immerse you into snowscape from the 1930s till now. It can be an awesome opportunity for those with interest in exploring this beautiful country.

Come to visit and enjoy before the snow melts!

Exhibition Period: 9 – 14 November 2017

Address: Sway Gallery | 70-72 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AN

  • Behind the Scenes of Paddington 2

Originate from Peru to London, Paddington Bear then becomes one of the most representative icons of London city. Now he has settled his new life with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. This exhibition explores behind scene of the sequel, including costumes and props used. This is a must, if you like cute Paddington Bear! 

Exhibition Period: 19 October – 19 December 2017

Address: Museum of London | 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN

  • Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?

Wondering the relation between graphic design and personal health? You might find out the answer over 200 objects in this ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ exhibition. Items presented include hard-hitting posters, illuminated pharmacy signs and digital teaching aids. It displays the role of graphic design in shaping our environment and health, as well as in delivering potential healthcare message.

(Exhibition Highlights here)

Exhibition Period: 7 September 201714 January 2018

Address: Wellcome Collection | 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

  • National Theatre Posters

After discovering the function of graphic design in public health, it can be a great choice to go for an exhibition held by National Theatre, which displays many classic poster designs, including original posters and interviews with outstanding art directors and artists. You will be amazed by how distinguished those ideas and designs are from 1963 till present.

Exhibition Period: 4 October 2017 31 March 2018

Address: National Theatre | South Bank, London, SE1 9PX

  • Superbugs: The fight for our lives

Human are weak as we are easily defeated by variety of germs. But human are strong as wellwe never give up on combating diseases with persistence. In this exhibition, you can expect to understand how society responds to enormous challenges risen by incurable diseases from perspective of antibiotic and germ.  Real-life experience of individual in this area are applied.

Exhibition Period: 9 November 2017 – Spring 2019

Address: Science Museum | Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD

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