Explore the extraordinary
This summer, explore the trailblazing ideas, people and communities that are changing our world with a weekend of free events for all ages celebrating science and the arts.
Join us in South Kensington this June as Exhibition Road is transformed into a huge festival to explore the extraordinary as we celebrate London’s innovators, scientists, artists, designers and the everyday heroes who inspire us all.
Enjoy hands-on workshops, fascinating talks, performances and installations from iconic museums, research and culture organisations, including Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum, Royal College of Music, Science Museum, V&A, and many more.
Get creative at our events for all ages from the Chemical Kitchen cheesecake cookalong, to Blue prints where you will explore the art of making cyanotypes. Build your own musical instrument or join the fashion surgery to redesign your unloved clothes. Hear about how science and the arts are leading the way to a brighter future at the Augmented physicality discussion with gaming and AR experts or go on an exciting adventure back in time to learn about dinosaurs at the Dino show.
Anyone can be a trailblazer. From the Victorian innovators of the Great Exhibition in 1851, to the people changing their communities today and those shaping the future with their research, uncover the stories of both renowned and lesser-known creatives and researchers. Come along and make your own vision of the future as the Great Exhibition Road Festival invites you to discover the power of ideas, celebrate curiosity, and reimagine a new world.
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 opportunities to book onto popular talks, creative workshops and tours.
About the Great Exhibition Road Festival
The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free annual celebration of science and the arts each summer in South Kensington, with an online programme throughout the year.
Sign up to the Imperial College London events emails to get updates about the Festival and other public events or follow us @ExRdFestival on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The Festival is brought to you by: Imperial College London | Royal Commission of the Exhibition of 1851 | Discover South Kensington | Natural History Museum | Royal College of Music | Science Museum | V&A | Goethe-Institut London | Royal Albert Hall | Royal College of Art | The Royal Parks | Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) | Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend | Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea | Westminster City Council
The Great Exhibition Road Festival is supported by Huawei, Lead Technology Sponsor