Join us and our neighbours in South Kensington on 28th – 30th June for a huge celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851!


The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a free three-day celebration of curiosity, discovery and exploration in South Kensington. The Festival brings together science and the arts in a unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances – all in the spirit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s vision for the Great Exhibition, 200 years on from when they were born.

Since the Great Exhibition, Exhibition Road is where engineers, artists, educators and scientists from around the globe have reimagined the future. Their common spark? Curiosity.

The Festival will celebrate this spirit of innovation by bringing the arts, science and culture out onto the road we share. Plus, there’s plenty to explore across our partner institutions, galleries and museums on Exhibition Road and beyond.

We’ll be running a free shuttle bus service for White City and North Kensington Residents from The Invention Rooms Gardens on Saturday 29th June.

Start your day with free tea and coffee, meet the community team, pick up your festival guide, and jump on the bus which will drop you off at the festival in South Kensington and when you are ready, bring you back to The Invention Rooms in White City.


If you would like to use the free shuttle bus, please register by clicking the following link.

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