Museum exhibitions

Visit the British Red Cross museum in person or view our online exhibitions.

Our museum is based in London. You can visit us in person to view our current exhibitions. Or if you can't visit us, take a look at our online exhibitions.

Our current exhibitions - visit us in person

Collage of items on display at Red Cross Kindness exhibition.

Museum of kindness: 150 years of the British Red Cross


Museum of kindness showcases over 150 years of history. It follows the journey of the British Red Cross through the stories of people who have shaped our history and those who are part of our story today.

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Mother and two children with eldest daughter at sewing machine.

Crafting new futures: Creativity and ingenuity of refugees and displaced people

19 June to December 2023

We celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of refugees and displaced people in the UK and around the world. Featuring works of art and useful and imaginative products, often created with limited resources.

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Queen Elizabeth the second talks to crowds greeting her at event.

The Royals and the Red Cross: A celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

6 June 2022 to June 2023

Exploring over 70 years of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s work with the British Red Cross and a history of longstanding support from the British Red Cross.

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Embroidered quilt message that reads Empowher, she believed she could, so she did.

EmpowHER: A patchwork of female leadership and empowerment

March 2022. Online only.

Inspired by the WW2 Changi quilt, a group of EmpowHER participants and Youth Workers designed and created a quilt featuring inspiring messages of hope, strength and encouragement.

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Historic painting depicts Edward Jenner administering a vaccine on a child.

Vaccination: A history of saving lives

February 2021. Online only.

Showcases objects from key moments in the history of vaccination. Ranging from the initial vaccine discovery to the impact on public health and disease prevention, it also charts the history of misinformation of vaccines.

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An old photograph of Dr John Alcindor.

Black history is British history

October 2020. Online only.

Black people have made huge contributions to our life-saving work both in the UK and overseas since we were founded in 1870. The exhibition celebrates our Black volunteers, staff and notable humanitarians, who have shaped the world we live in today. 

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Artwork from 150 years of Red Cross.

150 Voices

August 2020. Online only.

Explore 150 years of history through our fascinating co-curated online exhibition highlighting 150 unique Red Cross items. You can also listen to the stories behind them told by a range of people from around the UK.

View these unique items