• Discover treasures on your doorstep

  • From ancient history to futuristic science

  • The past, present and future is brought to life in the Knowledge Quarter


All events and exhibitions are postponed or cancelled because it is important we stay inside as much as possible. To help you through the long days and nights, indulge in the array of virtual activity on offer from KQ partners.

  • UCL Culture is very online, and here’s how you enjoy their diverse museum collections and a array of supplementary content for your edification. UCL is also challenging us to create our own Micrariums at home and share them online with the #UCLMicroWorlds.
  • Pompei Live with the British Museum: enjoy a re-run of the BBC’s guided tour around the British Museum‘s blockbuster 2013 exhibition on Pompei and the eruption of Mount Versuvius in AD 79, originally broadcast live.
  • Competition time for the kids: The Foundling Museum has teamed up with Jacqueline Wilson who has set the task of finishing the beginning of a Hetty Feather story.
  • The Jewish Museum has just launched Virtual Classrooms, packaging their educational workshops for teachers and school children into a digital experience.
  • Do Try This at Home – the Institute of Physics offers a series of fun, simple physics experiments to do at home with the kids, using basic household items, zero explosions and just the slimmest possibility of a drenched volunteer.
  • Arts Catalyst kicks off a programme of films in which artists and activists explore the ecological and human costs of mining. Extractable Matters will showcase new films each week.
  • Virtual travel broadens the mind: a launching point into SOAS’s globetrotting digital collections is the fieldwork of anthropologist Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf, who will transport you with his sensitive photographic studies of tribal culture in South Asia.
  • The Islington Museum will share online collections from the photographic exhibition We’ll Meet Again: Islington on the Home Front in Photographs (1939-45), commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, as it was experienced by local people.
  • Those who missed the Turing Lecture: Provably Beneficial AI, can watch it on the Alan Turing Institute’s YouTube channel.
  • Birkbeck University has launched a new programme Birkbeck Inspires, packed with online resources, activities and events designed to inspire learning and entertain curious minds.

New and recurring events: 

  • The Place Online: Uchenna Dance – The Head Wrap Diaries
    Enter the Be-U-Tifl hair salon; where three fierce, clever female characters take you on a journey that will have you laughing out loud. Don’t miss the chance to watch Uchenna Dance’s brilliantly entertaining fusion of dance, theatre and music only on The Place Online.
    Thursday 4 June – Monday 8 June, 19:00 – The Place
  • Climate Crisis Challenge Campaign
    Peter Fisher of Bennetts Associates joins an expert panel to discuss ‘What’s next for Net-Zero carbon?’ hosted by Property Week.
    Tuesday 9 June, 12:00-13.30 – Bennetts Associates
  • Afternoon Tea with Sarah Waters
    Get to know novelist Sarah Waters over tea at home as she gives a mini tour of her workspace and discusses how she’s been adapting to work online. Part of the SoA @ Home Festival.
    Thursday 11 June, 16:00 – Society of Authors
  • RVC Pet Rabbit Care 2020 – Online Evening
    Join the RVC Exotics team online on Thursday 11th June at 6.30pm to learn all you ever wanted to know about rabbit behaviour with practical hints and tips for training and enrichment.
    Thursday 11 June, 18:30-20:30 – Royal Veterinary College
  • The Place Online Dance Classes
    London’s dance hub The Place, has a programme of exciting online dance classes for adults and young people. This is a chance to learn something new, continue with your dance training, keep fit and feel connected with other dance lovers from all over the country and the world! So, whether you’re a regular or new to classes at The Place join the inspiring teachers to #danceinlockdown.
    Weekly throughout June – The Place
  • Object Talk Live
    The Jewish Museum’s facebook page brings us a series of live curator talks about individual treasures in their collection.
    Throughout June – Jewish Museum London
  • Lockdown Live
    London Sinfonietta orchestra is live streaming a series of concerts and educational programmes and activities, including a creative music competition.
    Throughout June – London Sinfonietta
  • Fail Better 2020,Live Poetry Broadcast
    Tune in every Tuesday at 19:00 (repeated at 7:00 on Wednesday morning) to listen to leading poets present their poetry around the theme of failure as a catalyst for change.
    Tuesdays 19:00 – Poet in the City
  • Musicians On Call: Online
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Musician On Call programme is now online: OAE musicians will broadcast a new episode of the educational show every Wednesday, and you can catch up on their player.
    Wednesdays 16:00 – Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Kings Place KPlayer
    Every Wednesday at 19:00 Kings Place release a free full-length show on their new digital platform, KPlayer.
    Wednesdays 19:00 – Kings Place
  • Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage
    Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage continues its series of online premiers via their Facebook channel, with fun workshops delivered on YouTube.
    Throughout June – Sadler’s Wells


Sign-up to our newsletter