The Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

To attend the festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first-look at the full programme, and exclusive opportunities to book onto popular talks and behind-the-scenes tours.


The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a three-day celebration of science and the arts, in the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Join Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum and Science Museum, the V&A, the Royal Albert Hall and other galleries, museums, and institutions on Exhibition Road and beyond.

From understanding our world to exploring new ones, from new drone technology to imaginative design, and from symphony orchestras to the future of food, join us on Exhibition Road for a festival of curiosity, discovery, and exploration.

  • Creative workshops
  • Inspiring talks
  • Hands-on exhibitions
  • Hundreds of demonstration and experiments
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Huge street food market

Note: The festival will begin on Friday with a series of separately ticketed events at our partner institutions. To attend the festival on Saturday and Sunday, please make sure to register for free.

Explore the extraordinary

Roll up, roll up to our science-inspired Victorian fairground of the heart in our Body and Mind zone. Or take an immersive, multi-sensory dip into dark matter. Whilst inside our robot zone you can play air hockey against a robot or ask our robot butler for a drink.

Experiment with us

Make your own tactile map of the moon, use lego Mindstorms and iPads to build autonomous vehicles to navigate the city or create your own wonder material sculptures and space art out on Exhibition Road.

Express yourself

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for The Planets: An HD Odyssey or become a member of the James Brown horn section – there’s loads of ways to immerse yourself in art, music and theatre at the Festival. Contribute to a collaborative magazine using collage making and storytelling at our Imagination Station, or head to the performance tent to hear science-themed spoken word poetry.

Expand your mind

Escape the Festival for a full programme of talks and debates. We put a spotlight on the latest research covering everything from missions to Jupiter to air pollution mapping in the capital. Whilst our Ideas Exchange series sees artist, designers scientists and campaigners come together to discuss everything from the future of food to solving plastic in our oceansand the role AI can play in creativity


Jun 29 2019 - Jun 30 2019


11:00 - 17:00


Exhibition Road
South Kensington SW7 2QG

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