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ExtremesThe Horniman Museum's latest exhibitions takes visitors on an expedition to see how animals and plants survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness and constant darkness or with little oxygen. Extremes features some of the animals that live in these environments and allows the visitors to see films that make them shiver, feel the air-conditioning inside the ostrich's beak, try to keep up with the drinking speed of a camel or see how much fat they have compared with a seal. It mixes hands-on experiences including games and experiments, with films and taxidermy animal specimens.

 

About Horniman Museum

Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of the Horniman Museum, which is now housed in a Charles Harrison Townsend-designed building. Horniman's original collection included natural history specimens, cultural artefacts and musical instruments. More about Horniman Museum

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    Church Street Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  41% off
    29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 2.6 miles from Extremes
    Billing itself as 'a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of downtown South London', the Church Street Hotel is certainly unique and boutique-y. Frida Kahlo stares ... More
     
     
     
    Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  31% off
    87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 3.9 miles from Extremes
    Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
     
     
     
    The Bermondsey Square Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  28% off
    Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 4 miles from Extremes
    Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 79 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Take A Tour With Mr Horniman (Over 3s)
    London > Events > Tours  Dates: Friday 7th August 2015 at 11.30am-12.15pm, 1.15pm-2pm and 3pm-3.45pm
    Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Extremes
    Tour led by Mr Horniman in Victorian costume....More
     
     
     
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    Discovery For All: Workshop
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd Aug 2015 - 11.30am-1pm
    Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Extremes
    Hands-on discovery session....More
     
     
     
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    Nature Explorers: Minibeast Safari (Over 3s)
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th Aug 2015 at 12noon-1pm, 2pm-3pm and 3pm-4pm
    Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Extremes
    Discover the variety of insect life to be found in London during the spring....More
     
     
     
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    Bussey Building
    London > Entertainment >
    133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Extremes
    Once an industrial powerhouse, one of the premier cricket bat makers in the country and an air raid shelter during the Second World War, the historic ... More
     
     
     
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    Hootananny Brixton
    London > Entertainment > Pubs
    95 Effra Road, SW2 | 2.5 miles from Extremes
    Hootananny Brixton is the sister venue to one of the Scottish Highlands' most successful venues, Hootananny in Inverness. Revamped and refurbished, it's fast-establishing itself as one ... More
     
     
     
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    Jack Studio Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 25 minutes from Extremes
    The Jack Studio Theatre (formerly known as Brockley Jack Theatre) is a welcoming 50-seat fringe theatre in Brockley - so welcoming that it won the public ... More
     
     
     
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    Horniman Museum
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Extremes
    Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of ... More
     
     
     
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    Horniman Aquarium
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | Same location as Extremes
    The basement aquarium at The Horniman follows a long history of marine life at the museum. Sealife has been on display here since 1903 when the ... More
     
     
     
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    Dulwich Picture Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Extremes
    Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
     
     
     
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    Rye Books
    London > Shopping > Books
    45 Upland Road, SE22 | 23 minutes from Extremes
    Lovely local independent bookshop in East Dulwich Rye Books sells fiction, children's books, art and design, and tomes on travel as well as hard-to-find books, gifts ... More
     
     
     
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    Moxon's
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 24 minutes from Extremes
    This East Dulwich branch of Moxon's fishmongers in Lordship Lane is a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced fish and is regarded as one of the best ... More
     
     
     
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    Hope and Greenwood
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    20 Northcross Road, SE22 | 24 minutes from Extremes
    Excellent ice cream in the summer and a delicious-looking Christmas window in the winter are the kind of thing that make this candy shop a special ... More
     
     
     
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    Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante
    London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
    481 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 | 7 minutes from Extremes
    Spanish cuisine. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Herne Tavern
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Extremes
    Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
     
     
     
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    Babur Restaurant
    London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
    119 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, SE23 | 18 minutes from Extremes
    North Indian cuisine. Booking advised on weekends. ... More
     
     
     
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    Music Everything Ltd
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Parchmore Place, CR7 | 3.1 miles from Extremes
    This popular, affordable music school delivers short and intensive part time courses in music production/technology, sound engineering, vocal techniques and keyboard/guitar/dj skills. They also have studios to ... More
     
     
     
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    Chocolate Films Ltd
    London > Education >
    Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3.3 miles from Extremes
    Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
     
     
     
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    The Wine and Food Academy
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 3.6 miles from Extremes
    It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
     
     
     
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    Peckham Rye Common
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Peckham Rye, SE15 | 27 minutes from Extremes
    Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ... More
     
     
     
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    Crystal Palace Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Thicket Road, Penge, SE20 | 28 minutes from Extremes
    Although Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years ... More
     
     
     
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    Herne Hill Velodrome
    London > Leisure >
    Burbage Road, SE24 | 29 minutes from Extremes
    One of the oldest cycling tracks in the world, the Herne Hill Velodrome was built way back in 1891 and still hosts regular training for local ... More
     
     
     
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    The Herne Tavern
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Extremes
    Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
     
     
     
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    The Crown & Greyhound
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Extremes
    The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village (also known as 'The Dog') is a large pub - really, it's an amalgamation of two: The Crown and ... More
     
     
     
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    The Palmerston
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    91 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 26 minutes from Extremes
    After eight years as head chef of Bibendum, Jamie Younger brought his cooking talents to The Palmerston (formally The Lord Palmerston) in East Dulwich in ... More
     
     
     
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    Champagne + Fromage
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 2.7 miles from Extremes
    Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
     
     
     
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    Ritzy Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2.7 miles from Extremes
    This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
     
     
     
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    Plan B
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2.8 miles from Extremes
    With an exciting new music programme and creative team behind its new look and identity, including Kate Moross (one of London's most exciting young creatives, and ... More
     
     
     
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    Laban
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.1 miles from Extremes
    Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
     
     
     
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    Old Royal Naval College
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.6 miles from Extremes
    The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
     
     
     
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    Dulwich Picture Gallery
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Gallery Road, SE21 | 23 minutes from Extremes
    Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
     
     
     

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    Discovery For All: WorkshopDiscovery For All: WorkshopHands-on discovery session.2015-08-02T11:30:00+01002015-08-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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    Free EventOngoing
    Discovery For All: Workshop
    BloomBloomBloom at the Horniman Museum features plant silhouettes painted by artist Edward Chell that were inspired by plants, and images of plants, from the Horniman's gardens and historic collections. Painted onto individual gesso panels, and accompanied by other related objects Chell has made, the images will also be displayed alongside some of the artefa2015-08-02T00:00:00+01002015-12-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
    Category: event
    Ongoing

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
    DATES  11th July to 6th December 2015
    VENUE  Horniman Museum 
    Bloom at the Horniman Museum features plant silhouettes painted by artist Edward Chell that were inspired by plants, and images of plants, from the Horniman's gardens and historic collections. Painted onto individual gesso panels, and accompanied by other related objects Chell has made, the images will also be displayed alongside some of the artefa... More about this event
    PlantasticPlantasticPlantasticFrom giant seeds and exploding cucumbers to sun-seeking flowers and a huge crawl-through root system, Plantastic at the Horniman Museum explores the world of plants on a massive scale. The interactive exhibition provides visitors with the chance to get up close and personal with nature. Open just in time for February half term, from May 2015 there 2015-08-02T00:00:00+01002015-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
    Category: event
    Ongoing

    event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
    DATES  14th February to 1st November 2015
    VENUE  Horniman Museum 
    From giant seeds and exploding cucumbers to sun-seeking flowers and a huge crawl-through root system, Plantastic at the Horniman Museum explores the world of plants on a massive scale. The interactive exhibition provides visitors with the chance to get up close and personal with nature. Open just in time for February half term, from May 2015 there ... More about this event
     
    Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity at the Horniman Museum explores how Romanian folk art has been used to express social and political ideas. It will look at within the village and on the national and international scale. 2015-08-02T00:00:00+01002015-09-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
    Category: event
    Ongoing

    event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fashion, Health and Beauty
    DATES  4th October 2014 to 6th September 2015
    VENUE  Horniman Museum 
    Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity at the Horniman Museum explores how Romanian folk art has been used to express social and political ideas. It will look at within the village and on the national and international scale. ... More about this event
    At Home With MusicAt Home With MusicAt Home With MusicAt Home With Music is a new display at the Horniman Museum that brings together highlights of the keyboard instrument collections from the Horniman and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The display includes organs, harpsichords, pianos and clavichords and features rare and beautiful instruments including a portable piano of the type that Captain Scot2015-08-02T00:00:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions > Unclassified | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  31st January 2014 to 31st December 2015
    VENUE  Horniman Museum 
    At Home With Music is a new display at the Horniman Museum that brings together highlights of the keyboard instrument collections from the Horniman and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The display includes organs, harpsichords, pianos and clavichords and features rare and beautiful instruments including a portable piano of the type that Captain Scot... More about this event
     
    Egyptian Scarab Collars: Workshop (Over 3s)Egyptian Scarab Collars: Workshop (Over 3s)Themed craft activity.2015-08-03T11:00:00+01002015-08-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
    Category: event
    Free EventOn Soon
    Egyptian Scarab Collars: Workshop (Over 3s)
    Nature Explorers: Minibeast Safari (Over 3s)Nature Explorers: Minibeast Safari (Over 3s)Discover the variety of insect life to be found in London during the spring.2015-08-03T12:00:00+01002015-08-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
    Category: event
    On Soon
    Nature Explorers: Minibeast Safari (Over 3s)
    Nii Kwartey Owoo: Explore Africa For Families: African Drums And Drummers: TalkNii Kwartey Owoo: Explore Africa For Families: African Drums And Drummers: TalkLearn more about the purpose of drums and importance of drummers in Ghanaian society.2015-08-04T14:00:00+01002015-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
    Category: event
    Free EventOn Soon
    Nii Kwartey Owoo: Explore Africa For Families: African Drums And Drummers: Talk
    Big Wednesdays: Play DayBig Wednesdays: Play DayExplore the wildlife garden with conservation expert Jim Murphy, before enjoying a Punch and Judy show and oversized board games.2015-08-05T11:00:00+01002015-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
    Category: event
    Free EventOn Soon
    Big Wednesdays: Play Day
    African LateAfrican LateDance and music performances celebrating contemporary artists from the continent, including a dance battle, site-specific performances and films.2015-08-06T18:30:00+01002015-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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    Discovery For All: Workshop
    Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2015 

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    Hands-on discovery session....More

    Bloom
    Exhibitions | Until 6th December 2015 

    Horniman Museum

    Bloom at the Horniman Museum features plant silhouettes painted by artist Edward Chell that were inspired by plants, and images ...More

    Plantastic
    Plantastic
    Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2015 

    Horniman Museum

    From giant seeds and exploding cucumbers to sun-seeking flowers and a huge crawl-through root system, Plantastic at the Horniman Museum ...More

     
    Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    Horniman Museum

    Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity at the Horniman Museum explores how Romanian folk art has been used to express social ...More

    At Home With Music
    At Home With Music
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

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    At Home With Music is a new display at the Horniman Museum that brings together highlights of the keyboard instrument ...More

     
    Ravilious
    Ravilious
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    Dulwich Picture Gallery 23 minutes walk from Horniman Museum

    Over 100 watercolours by British artist Eric Ravilious, well known for his work for Wedgwood, including Train Landscape and Westbury ...More

     
    Jazz Vocalists & Bands
    Concerts | Until 27th September 2015 

    The Grape & Grain 1.66 miles from Horniman Museum

    Jazz performances by singers and groups....More

    Street Feast: Model Market
    Street Feast: Model Market
    Foodie Events | Until 25th September 2015 

    196 Lewisham High Street 2.48 miles from Horniman Museum

    Following on from ten weeks of partying at Hawker House, Street Feast now returns to Lewisham for a second year ...More

     
    Josie Long: Jokes Not Gags
    Comedy | On 2nd August 2015 

    New Cross Inn 2.57 miles from Horniman Museum

    Political commentary from the stand-up and writer, plus social feminist and poet, Janine Booth, and DJs, raising funds for SOAS ...More

    Catch A Fire Lover's Rock Special
    Concerts | On 2nd August 2015 

    Upstairs At The Ritzy 2.71 miles from Horniman Museum

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