This online exhibition will lead you on a tour of a unique area of London devoted to the study, research and enjoyment of art and science. 'Exploring South Kensington' looks at the very origins of Albertopolis, how it grew and developed from its beginnings in the 1850s right up to the present day; while the history of its unique institutions such as Imperial College, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria And Albert Museum, can be discovered in 'The Story of...'



Exploring South Kensington

1944 aerial photograph of South Kensington

Explore South Kensington through maps, photographs and downloads.

The Story of...

Aerial view of Crystal Palace in Hyde Park 28 May 1851

Discover the fascinating story of each of the institutions of Albertopolis.