The Great Exhibition Road Festival will Mark the Bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s and Prince Albert’s birth

The Great Exhibition Road Festival will be a unique opportunity to connect some of the world’s most iconic institutions in an inspirational fusion of the arts and sciences. Running between 29-30 June 2019, it will deliver a dynamic range of participatory visitor experiences that generate curiosity and a pioneering spirit among our audiences and among our institutions. 

It offers exciting possibilities for Imperial to reach new audiences and create a unique weekend of discovery for our visiting public.

About twenty museums and cultural institutions in ‘Albertopolis’ are collaborating to mark the bicentenary of both Queen Victoria’s and Prince Albert’s birth and reinvigorate Albert’s original vision for Albertopolis – the world’s first planned cultural quarter for research, learning and creativity, which Albert established following the Great Exhibition in 1851.

Driven by Imperial College London, the Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, V&A, Royal College of Music, Royal College of Art, Royal Geographical Society, Royal Society of Sculptors, Goethe Institution, Kensington Palace, Ismaili Centre, RBKC Art Weekend, Institut Francais and Japan House are also all taking part working alongside Westminster City Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  

The Festival is targeted at Londoners, and we will work hard to engage communities from our local boroughs who wouldn’t normally engage with our Institutions to involve them in the Festival.  It's also aiming to inspire teenagers, families and adults about the arts and sciences to stimulate careers in our industries.

The Festival will take place on and around Exhibition Road and the plan is for most of Exhibition Road to close for both Saturday and Sunday of the Festival.  For details of the line up click on the link below.

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