Summer 2024 Must See Museum Exhibits in Kensington

If you’re in London this summer, be sure to visit Kensington, a beautiful and fascinating part of the city. Home to an array of museums, there are some great exhibits on display for summer 2024. So here’s a selection you simply can’t miss.


Coming to the Victoria & Albert Museum this summer is NAOMI, an exhibition celebrating the extraordinary career of fashion model, Naomi Campbell. Through the work of leading global designers and photographers, the exhibition recognises Campbell’s creative collaborations, activism and far-reaching cultural impact. NAOMI opens on 22 June 2024 and will cost £16. Concessions apply and advanced bookings are recommended.

2. Fragile Beauty

Also at the V&A, Fragile Beauty: Photographs from the Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection will open on 18 May 2024 with tickets costing £20. Telling the story of modern and contemporary photography, the exhibition features iconic images from some of the world’s most respected photographers. Highlights include Elton John: Egg On His Face by David LaChapelle and Nan’s Bed by Alec Soth. Subjects include fashion, celebrity, reportage and the male body.

3. Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre

Birds: Brilliant and Bizarre will open at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington on 24 May 2024 and run until 5 January 2025. This new exhibition invites you into the world of birds like never before, unravelling their secret to survival and why they continue to flourish on planet Earth. Meet the oldest modern bird in the world known as the ‘Wonderchicken’ and find out what a pigeon has in common with a ferocious T. Rex. How did these winged wonders survive a mass extinction that wiped out all other dinosaurs? Book your tickets to find out.

4. Wildlife Photographer of the Year Tour

Running until 30 June 2024, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum shines a light on beautiful imagery from the natural world. Learn how wildlife photography is used to make a difference to conservation efforts across the globe and how a photography competition with over 40,000 entries is judged. Enjoy in-depth discussions about award-winning images and experience an engaging 45-minute tour of the gallery. The recommended age limit for this gallery is 11 and above.

5. Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City

Zimingzhong 凝时聚珍: Clockwork Treasures from China’s Forbidden City is at the Science Museum until 2 June 2024. Discover a unique collection of 23 stunning pieces of ornate clockwork on display in the UK together for the first time. Known as zimingzhong, these were collected by Chinese Emperors in the 1700s and offer a fascinating insight into the world of trade between Britain and China.

A trip to London can be hungry work. So if you’re looking for the best Indian food in Kensington following an exhibition, be sure to stop at Little India. Offering a wide range of authentic dishes from across the Indian subcontinent, our restaurant serves the best Indian food in Kensington, London. Dine in or take away depending on your itinerary.