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The Great Exhibition Road Festival

In response to government advice to the public on the coronavirus, and for the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Great Exhibition Road Festival on 4-5 July 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Festival on 3-4 July 2021. 


A weekend festival celebrating science and the arts

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a weekend-long celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington. The Festival is a collaboration between 20 cultural institutions including Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the V&A and the Royal Albert Hall. 

The Festival brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances - all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition, 200 years on from when they were born.

Attracting over 50,000 visitors for its debut in 2019, the Great Road Exhibition Festival provides an amazing platform for College staff and students to engage new communities and audiences.

We believe the range of partnering organisations will lead to unique collaborations between scientists, artists and other creative partners, giving the public the sort of one-off experience that Exhibition Road is uniquely placed to provide.