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A Poetics Of Space: Images Of Côn Đảo

To visit the Con Dao [Côn Đảo] archipelago is to challenge all preconceptions about the prison island. Its largest island Con Son once housed a French colonial prison where over 20,000 prisoners died. It was subsequently used as an internment camp by the Americans during the Vietnam War. It is often referred to as the […]

Desire, love, identity: exploring LGBTQ histories

Same-sex love and desire and gender diversity are integral to human experience. The way they have been expressed culturally has varied widely globally and over time. Based upon Professor Richard Parkinson’s award-winning book, ‘A Little Gay History’, this exhibition offers glimpses into LGBTQ experience through the British Museum’s collection.  Ranging chronologically from ancient history to […]

Superheroes Exhibition

Where did Superheroes come from? What is their purpose? How do they represent us? Who is protecting who? Discover answers while you Explore a treasure trove of superhero memorabilia See signed Marvel artwork by Stan Lee and works by acclaimed artists Alex Ross and Nigel Humphries Find out about our original superhero mural created by […]

Exhibition – Sir Bernard Spilsbury: The Father Of Forensics

A SILENT WITNESS? FAR FROM IT. Pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury was an expert witness for the prosecution in the courtroom of his day. He was impressively presented, charismatic, articulate, and ultimately persuasive to judges and juries alike. Known to many as the Father of Modern Forensic Science, he’s widely credited for making forensic science credible […]

Lowdham Grange Prisoner Artwork Exhibition

The artwork created by prisoners for this new exhibition explores the theme of ‘Justice’. Tickets This exhibition is included within our general admission price (Adults £10.95, concessions available)