Sat, 29 June – Sun, 30 June

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, or enjoy the buzz of creating your own wonder material sculptures and space art! There’s plenty that’s extraordinary out on Exhibition Road, whilst inside our robot zone you can play air hockey against a robot or ask our robot butler for a drink.