Photograph by Wildlife Photographer of the Year award-winning Marsel van Oosten (Netherlands).
Something really scary happened today. We noticed some new stock in one of our stores and while this is an every day occurrence at the V&A, what we weren’t quite expecting to see just yet was… WINTER BOOTS!!! Fashion does work in mysterious ways but this in no way has us thinking about Winter. As far as we’re concerned, Summer has only just begun and we have plenty of time left to enjoy it. Here are two special exhibitions we have going on at the moment, that we think you may enjoy experiencing.
Titanic: The Artefacts Exhibition
As the nautical kind of place that we are, hosting the Titanic Exhibition makes a great deal of sense. Set up over two floors in the Jubilee Hall in Watershed, this world-touring exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the tragic story of the RMS Titanic using original artefacts recovered from dives to the wreckage. Suitable for the whole family but most enjoyable for older kids and up. Running until March 2016.
Open daily from 9am to 6pm. Buy tickets HERE.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 Exhibition
Chavonne’s Battery Museum, just off Clock Tower Square, is playing host to the 51st Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition, which is on loan from the Natural History Museum in London. It features over 100 inspiring images of animals and landscapes from across the globe. The concept launched in the UK in 1965, attracting 361 entries in its first year. Today the competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries showing how incredibly it has grown. This year there are 12 South African Finalists and Winners for the various categories featured so it is an absolute honour to feature them on South African soil.
Open daily from 9am to 8pm (last entry at 7pm). Buy tickets HERE.
And if this stuff is really up your alley, book tickets for a Wildlife Wednesday evening. Every Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm, Chavonnes Battery Museum hosts a wildlife photographer who presents their work and inspires audience with stories and photographs from the field.
For more info on ways to expand your minds at the V&A, visit our website.