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What would hap­pen to your body on a mis­sion to Mars? How do aero­planes stay in the air? These ques­tions and more are ex­plored in Above­andBeyond at the Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum (from 27 May; p. 40). Cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with NASA, this ground-break­ing dis­play is packed with im­mer­sive sim­u­la­tions and de­sign chal­lenges to in­spire wannabe en­gi­neers, pi­lots and as­tro­nauts of all ages. Learn how to fly like a bird, take an ‘el­e­va­tor’ to the cos­mos and imag­ine a fu­ture where pop­ping into a space­craft is as nor­mal as get­ting into a car. There’s a world of op­por­tu­ni­ties in this daz­zling ex­hi­bi­tion – maybe several worlds de­pend­ing on how vivid your imag­i­na­tion is.

House­hold Cavalry Mu­seum

Ex­plore the work of the Queen’s mounted guard. Chang­ing of the Queen’s Life Guard daily on Horse Guards Pa­rade at 11am; Sun 10am; plus in­spec­tion at 4pm. Daily 10am-6pm. Adult £7; child £5. www.house­hold­cav­al­ry­mu­seum.co.uk. Horse Guards, Whitehall, SW1A 2AX. T: 020-7930 3070. E7/8. Sta­tion: West­min­ster/Em­bank­ment.

Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum

Dis­plays of con­flicts, par­tic­u­larly those that have in­volved Bri­tain and the Com­mon­wealth. Daily 10am-6pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for some spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.iwm.org.uk. Lam­beth Rd, SE1 6HZ. T: 020-7416 5000. E5. Sta­tion: Lam­beth North.

Jewish Mu­seum

Jewish his­tory in the UK from 1066 to today. Sun-Thur 10am-5pm; Fri 10am-2pm. Adult £7.50; child £3.50. www.jew­ish­mu­seum.org.uk. Ray­mond Burton House, 129-131 Al­bert St, NW1 7NB. T: 0207284 7384. Off map. Sta­tion: Cam­den Town.

Lon­don Film Mu­seum

Bond in Mo­tion is the of­fi­cial ex­hi­bi­tion of James Bond ve­hi­cles. It also fea­tures the Cars of Spec­tre, the first UK ex­hi­bi­tion of items from the lat­est film re­lease. Mon-Fri & Sun 10am- 6pm; Sat 10am-7pm. Adult £14.50; child £9.50. www.lon­don­film­mu­seum.com. 45 Welling­ton St, WC2E 7BN. T: 020-7202 7042. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Lon­don Trans­port Mu­seum

Mu­seum ex­plor­ing the city’s trans­port net­work.

From 20 May: De­sig­nol­ogy. Ex­plores de­sign found on ev­ery­day jour­neys (p. 42). Mon-Thur & SatSun 10am-6pm; Fri 11am-6pm. Adult £17; child free. www.lt­mu­seum.co.uk. Covent Gar­den Pi­azza, WC2E 7BB. T: 020-7379 6344. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Mu­seum of Lon­don

The world’s largest ur­ban his­tory mu­seum, which cov­ers the his­tory of Lon­don from pre-Ro­man times to today. Daily 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.mu­se­u­mof lon­don.org.uk. 150 Lon­don Wall, EC2Y 5HN. T: 020-7001 9844. D10. Sta­tion: Bar­bican.

Mu­seum of Lon­don Dock­lands

The his­tory of the Thames. Daily 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.mu­se­u­moflon­don.org.uk/ dock­lands. No 1 Ware­house, West In­dia Quay, E14 4AL. T: 020-7001 9844. Off map. Sta­tion: Ca­nary Wharf/ West In­dia Quay.

Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum

Spread over several sites, which were orig­i­nally part of a 19th-cen­tury school for sea­far­ers’ chil­dren.

From 27 May: Above and Be­yond. Look into the fu­ture (p. 38). Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for events and ex­hi­bi­tions. www.rmg. co.uk. Rom­ney Rd, SE10 9NF. T: 020- 8858 4422. Off map. Sta­tion: Green­wich/Cutty Sark.

Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum

the Year.

Sci­ence Mu­seum

Ex­hi­bi­tions, an IMAX 3D cinema and more. To 4 Sep: Leonardo da Vinci: The Me­chan­ics of Ge­nius. Forty mod­els of his in­ven­tions. Daily 10am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.sci­ence­mu­seum.org.uk. Ex­hi­bi­tion Rd, SW7 2DD. T: 0870-870 4868. F4. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Sir John Soane’s Mu­seum

The ar­chi­tect Sir John Soane’s for­mer home in­cludes a col­lec­tion of Hog­a­rth paint­ings. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; closed bank hol­i­days. Ad­mis­sion free. www.soane.org. 13 Lin­coln’s Inn Fields, WC2A 3BP. T: 020-7405 2107. Sta­tion: Hol­born.

Som­er­set House

This Thame­side neo-clas­si­cal 18th-cen­tury build­ing houses the fa­mous Cour­tauld Gallery, Em­bank­ment Gal­leries, cafés and res­tau­rants. 19-22 May: Photo Lon­don 2016. In­ter­na­tional pho­tog­ra­phy fair (p. 6). Gal­leries daily 10am-6pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.som­er­set­house.org.uk. Strand, WC2R 1LA. T: 020-7845 4600. E8. Tem­ple.

Twin­ings Mu­seum

The home of Twin­ings since 1706. See vin­tage teapots along­side nos­tal­gic pho­to­graphs of the Twin­ing fam­ily. Mon-Fri 9.30am-7.30pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10.30am-4.30pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.twin­ings.co.uk. 216 Strand, WC2R 1AP. T: 020-7353 3511. D9. Sta­tion: Tem­ple.

Vic­to­ria and Al­bert Mu­seum

Fine and ap­plied arts in what is com­monly called the V&A. To 3 Jul: Bot­ti­celli Reimag­ined. The largest Bot­ti­celli ex­hi­bi­tion in Bri­tain since 1930. To 31 Aug: Cur­tain Up: Cel­e­brat­ing 40 Years of The­atre in Lon­don and New York. Ex­plores the West End and Broad­way. To 12 Mar 2017: Un­dressed: A Brief His­tory of Un­der­wear. Un­der­wear through the ages. Daily 10am-5.45pm. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. www.vam.ac.uk. Cromwell Rd, SW7 2RL. T: 020-7942 2000. F4/5. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

The Wal­lace Col­lec­tion

The for­mer Wal­lace home dis­plays Ro­coco art. Daily 10am-5pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.wal­lace col­lec­tion.org. Hert­ford House, Manch­ester Square, W1U 3BN. T: 020-7563 9500. D6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Well­come Col­lec­tion

Hous­ing more than 1,500 arte­facts re­lat­ing to health. Tue-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am- 6pm; Thur 10am-10pm; Sun 11am- 6pm. Ad­mis­sion free. www.well­comecol­lec­tion.org. 183 Eus­ton Rd, NW1 2BE. T: 020-7611 2222. C7. Sta­tion: Eus­ton.

Wim­ble­don Lawn Ten­nis Mu­seum & Tours

Col­lec­tion of ten­nis kit, tro­phies and arte­facts. Rein­vent­ing the Racket is an on­go­ing ex­hi­bi­tion of the mu­seum’s most iconic and un­usual rack­ets. Daily 10am-5pm. Mu­seum £13, child £8; mu­seum and tour £24, child £15. www.wim­ble­don.com/ mu­seum. All Eng­land Lawn Ten­nis Club, Church Rd, SW19 5AE. T: 020- 8946 6131. Off map. Sta­tion:

South­fields/ Toot­ing Bd­way, then bus 493. At Wim­ble­don Lawn Ten­nis Mu­seum, you can see a book on the game of ten­nis that dates from 1555

Bar­bican Art Gallery

Multi-arts venue. To 10 Jul: Im­ran Qureshi: Where the Shad­ows are So Deep. The award-win­ning Pak­istani artist presents minia­ture paint­ings. Ad­mis­sion free; charges for spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions. Mon-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun noon-11pm; bank hol­i­days noon-11pm. www.bar­bican.org.uk. Bar­bican Cen­tre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS. T: 020-7638 4141. D10. Sta­tion: Bar­bican.

The Cour­tauld Gallery

Euro­pean art col­lec­tion, plus tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions, housed in Som­er­set House. To 8 May: Bruegel in Black and White: Three Gri­sailles Re­united. The only three sur­viv­ing Gri­saille paint­ings. To 15 May: Bot­ti­celli and Trea­sures from the Hamil­ton Col­lec­tion. A rare op­por­tu­nity to en­joy a rich se­lec­tion of San­dro Bot­ti­celli’s ex­quis­ite draw­ings for Dante’s Di­vine Com­edy. Daily 10am- 6pm. Adult £9.50; child free. www.cour­tauld.ac.uk. Som­er­set House, Strand, WC2R 0RN. T: 020-7848 2526. E8. Sta­tion: Em­bank­ment.

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