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What's on in Kensington? February Museum Guide

London is a brilliant city to plan a family break at any time of year, but during the colder months, it can be a little more difficult to come up with ideas that will keep everyone entertained and happy.

With its beautiful winding paths and cobbled streets, it's not hard to see what Kensington has to offer during when the weather is nice enough to spend hours outside with your loved ones. However, thanks to its range of world-class museums, this borough that boasts so much natural beauty actually has plenty to explore when the temperature drops too.

Natural History MUSEUM

If you are looking for somewhere that has a little something for everyone in the family, there's nowhere better than the Natural History Museum. From exhibitions about dinosaurs to stunning collections of some of the best wildlife photography in the world, there is a diverse and varied programme on at this iconic museum. If it's your first time to London, you may be yet to experience the beautiful buildings that make up the Natural History Museum but there's plenty inside to explore this February.

From the start of February, guests can go behind the scenes at the museum and have a closer look at the collection of animal specimens that are currently housed there. In addition, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to experts about how these little treasures help the development of science and our understanding of the world around us.

Planning a longer stay in London? Younger family members can take part in the museum's Dino Snores events, which are sleepovers with a difference. Not only will seven to 11-year-olds be able to camp in one of the beautiful galleries but also get the chance to go on a hunt for the hidden T-Rex and explore the museum after hours. However, grown-ups don't have to miss out either as there's an adult event too - Dino Snores for Grown-ups.

V&A

The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) is renowned for its fashion exhibitions, but there's much more to this incredible institution.

If you've managed to escape the kids for the weekend - perhaps at the Dino Snores event - then make sure you don't miss 'Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London'. This exhibition uncovers the history of the V&A’s collections through the life of Lockwood Kipling, who was a social campaigner for the preservation of the Indian crafts, and played a significant role in shaping the foundation collection.

The Science Museum

Perfect for a family-friendly day out, the Science Museum is bursting with activities and exhibitions that will inspire and engage both the young and slightly older!

If technology is your thing, take your family to explore the new robots exhibition, which opens at the start of February. You can get up close to some of the most cutting-edge tech in the world and understand more about how experts around the world are trying to make machines more human than ever. The exhibition will also take you back in time to explore the very beginnings of robotics, including a 16th-century mechanised monk.

Step inside the innovative Wonderlab and you're able to become a scientist for the day. As one of the best interactive galleries in the world, you and your family can truly learn about science and maths in a completely new way.



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