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Travel inspired exhibitions in February 2016

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It might be cold and raining outside as we cruise into the depths of mid-winter in Europe but it’s a perfect time for taking your mind on a cultural adventure to one of the many travel inspired exhibitions in the UK during our #Adventure365 series.

There are loads of incredible adventure and travel inspired exhibitions in February and we’ve picked out some of the best that are NOT to be missed.

Here are 9 Travel Inspired Exhibitions to Check Out

Mermaids: Women at Sea

Mermaids: Women at Sea is a wonderful exhibition exploring the hidden histories of women at sea and telling the compelling stories of women who have challenged the establishment to make a mark in a male dominated world of ocean going and blue water sailing.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 14 Sep 2015 – 17 March 2016

Cycle Revolution

Cycle Revolution at London’s world leading Design Museum is described by The Guardian as as”a dream for all who love two wheels.” It celebrates the diversity of contemporary cycling in Britain from Olympic level competition to everyday commutes and looks at where design and innovation may take the riders of the future… perhaps on one of our cycle adventures?

Design Museum 18 Nov 2015 – 30 Jun 2016

The Artist and the Sea

The Artist and the Sea in Edinburgh features some wonderful works by artists including Kate Downie, William McTaggart and Joan Eardley. All being well it may have you reaching for your sea-legs for a voyage of your own.

City Art Centre 26 Sep 2015 – 8 May 2016, Free to all

Beasts or Best Friends?

Beasts or Best Friends? Animals in Art – for animal and wildlife lovers examines the relationships between animals that are adored as pets, worshiped as Gods, exploited for food and hunted for sport and asks the question: are humans really animals’ best friends? Check out

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum 16 Oct 2015 – 13 Mar 2016

Fashion Cities Africa

Fashion Cities Africa is a temporary exhibition that explores practices of dress, fashion and styling in four African cities: Casablanca (Morocco), Lagos (Nigeria), Nairobi (Kenya) and Johannesburg (South Africa). Discover fashion across Africa on your own adventure that will be more getaway than runway but incredible all the same.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery 30 Apr 2016 – 8 Jan 2017

Painting Norway

Painting Norway is the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the mystical luminous works of Norwegian painter Nikolai Astrup. Feel inspired by his works then plan a trip to Norway to see it for yourself on an unusual adventure.

Dulwich Picture Gallery 5 February – 15 May 2016

Travellers’ Tails

Travellers’ Tails is an exciting new collaboration between four partner museums and the Royal Museums Greenwich to investigate the history of exploration, art and science as inspired by the National Maritime Museum’s recent acquisitions: ‘Kangaroo’ and ‘Dingo’ by George Stubbs.

Horniman Museum and Gardens 19 March – 5 June 2016

Viking Voyagers

Viking Voyagers is an epic new exhibition that brings together national and internationally significant are artefacts and explores what is behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders, what it meant to become a Viking. Sailors will love learning how their mastery of maritime technology was the secret to their success and should be inspired to go In Search of Vikings themselves.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall 20 Mar 2015 – 2 Jan 2017

West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song

**Ending Soon** West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song is an electric exhibition of West African literature and music that’s been descibed as ‘dazzling’ and ‘a mighty feast of culture and history’. At Another World Adventures we really love West Africa and encourage everyone to visit this incredible region that is ready to welcome intrepid travellers to explore it’s great lands.

British Library 16 Oct 2015 – 16 Feb 2016

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