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Top Family Exhibitions

There are plenty of astounding exhibitions to look forward to in this new decade across the UK. From Tutankhamun to the Wildlife Photographer of the year 2019 exhibition, the best exhibitions are not just for adults. Here is our top round up for exhibitions which are not to be missed!

Tutankhamun ‘Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh’ exhibition – Saatchi Gallery, London

The Tutankhamun exhibition is in residence at the Saatchi Gallery from now until Sunday 3rd May 2020, the exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and is the final chance to see these glittering world heritage artefacts before they return to Egypt forever.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the wonder and mystery of the boy king before his priceless objects return to Egypt forever.

When? Now until 3rd May

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Alice and Wonderland – V&A, London

This summer, the V&A will be opening a significant exhibition centred around one of the most iconic stories of all time; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The exhibition ‘Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser’ will be exploring the origins, adaptations and reinventions over the 157 years.

The V&A is an excellent child-friendly museum with different activity stations in each area. They also host plenty of other kids events during holidays and weekends.

When? Opening on 27th June 

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 exhibition – Bristol

Plan a family outing to M Shed in Bristol and enjoy the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 exhibition, due to run from 23rd November 2019 until 4th May 2020. Take the kids along to see 100 fabulous images from The Natural History Museum’s famous wildlife photography competition. Expect to see fascinating animal behaviour and stunning landscapes, from tropical paradises to frozen deserts.

When? Now until 4th May

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Dippy on Tour – Touchstones Rochdale, Greater Manchester

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Dippy is on the move! Touchstones Museum in Rochdale is the famous dinosaur’s next stop on his UK tour!

The Natural History Museum’s famous skeleton ‘Dippy’, which has been moving around the UK to the delight of thousands of families, will make the Greater Manchester museum his home from 10th February 2020 until 28th June 2020.

Cardiff will say goodbye and Rochdale will welcome Dippy for his only North West stop on the tour. Make sure you go and say hello to the twenty one metre diplodocus while he stays in the north west.
The award winning museum will have lots of family focused events connected to Dippy’s visit that will keep the kids inspired to get involved with the history and science associated with the fossilised skeleton.

When? 10th February to 28th June at Touchstones Rochdale

Dippy will then be taking up residence in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral from 11th July to 31st October.

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Taking Flight Exhibition – Coventry Transport Museum, West Midlands

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Make sure Coventry Transport Museum is on your list of places to go with the kids in the West Midlands this spring. Adding to the fun of your visit is immersive new exhibition Taking Flight. So take the family along to learn more about the evolution of flight and discover how flying machines have developed.

Also, visitors of all ages can challenge their own design skills as they test their creations in the skies. Perfect for all the inventors in the family, young and old. Finally, no previous flying experience is required!

When? Now until 14th June

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Woolly Watery World – Maidstone Museum, Kent

Head to Maidstone Museum to see a rather fascinating exhibition!

It’s been running since September but there’s still time to take the children for a great day out.

This ‘undersea’ art display has been knitted and crocheted by Kent Wildlife Trust’s volunteers and staff members, as part of their ‘Guardians of the Deep’ project.

See everything from an octopus to a seahorse and a chalk reef!

The aim of this exhibition is to spread the important messages about protecting our oceans.

When? Now until 29th February 

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Liverpool on wheels- Place Gallery at the Museum of Liverpool

Head to the Wondrous Place Gallery at the Museum of Liverpool for the new exhibition ’Liverpool on Wheels’. Delve into Liverpool’s proud transport history through a fabulous array of vehicles built in and around Liverpool in years gone by and up to more recent times.

From bicycles to horse drawn carriages, the exhibition features some of the larger objects in the National Museums Liverpool’s collection. There are also some more modern vehicles which you may have seen on the roads or perhaps were your grand parents pride and joy.

Uncover the city’s remarkable history of transport innovation and manufacturing, which still continues today and employs many Liverpudlians. Take a step down memory lane and uncover a part of Liverpool’s unique social history.

When? 14th February to 1st November

The exhibition is free to enter, see the website for more information.

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Arboreal exhibition – Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, West Yorkshire

Step into a digital forest world full of interactive games in the latest exhibition taking over the ground floor of the Spark Gallery at Eureka! The National Children’s Museum.

Step into Arboreal, a digital forest alive with interactive plants and creatures! Arboreal is a brand new, immersive digital environment, created by animators David Glicksman and Moses Journey.

When? Now until 13th September

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