Horniman Museum

 
 
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100 London Road, SE23 3PQ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Museum: 10.30am-5.30pm Daily, Closed 24-26 Dec | Gardens: Mon to Sat 7.30am-sunset, Sun 8am-sunset, Closed 25 Dec
 
PRICES
FREE (Adult) | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 

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Horniman MuseumVictorian 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. Over the past 100 years, the collection has grown so much that Horniman's original collection comprises only 10 per cent of the current museum. The Horniman also houses an aquarium, and regularly hosts music concerts and special exhibits. Some of the museum's best known objects include a gigantic stuffed walrus, a model dodo and fossils. Also worth a look are the Horniman Gardens, which are set on 16 acres and have a mix of formal and natural landscaping.

 

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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 2015-05-23T00:00:00+01002015-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  14th February to 1st November 2015
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. 2015-05-23T00:00:00+01002015-09-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fashion, Health and Beauty
DATES  4th October 2014 to 6th September 2015
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 Scot2015-05-23T00:00:00+01002015-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Unclassified | PRICING  Free  
DATES  31st January 2014 to 31st December 2015
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
 
Discovery For All: WorkshopDiscovery For All: WorkshopHands-on discovery session.2015-05-24T11:30:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Discovery For All: Workshop
May Half Term ActivitiesMay Half Term ActivitiesAn array of children's activities.2015-05-25T11:00:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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May Half Term Activities
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.2015-05-26T11:00:00+01002015-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Nature Explorers: Minibeast Safari (Over 3s)
Hear It LiveHear It LiveA performance on the 1772 Kirckman harpsichord in the Music Gallery.2015-05-26T15:30:00+01002015-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Free EventOn Soon
Hear It Live
Community Teachsport: ParkActive (Under 18s)Community Teachsport: ParkActive (Under 18s)Sport-themed drop-in activities.2015-05-26T11:00:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Free EventOn Soon
Community Teachsport: ParkActive (Under 18s)
Up The Garden Path With Miss HornimanUp The Garden Path With Miss HornimanStories about the Horniman Gardens and the natural world.2015-05-29T11:30:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Up The Garden Path With Miss Horniman
 

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Opening and closing times for Horniman Museum

Today (Saturday) Horniman Museum closes at 17.30

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Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Forest HillRailway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Honor Oak Park Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Church Street Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  36% off
    29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 2.6 miles from Horniman Museum
    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 £68  41% off
    87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 3.9 miles from Horniman Museum
    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 £42  39% off
    Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 4 miles from Horniman Museum
    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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    Oasis Adventure Playground
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 3.7 miles from Horniman Museum
    The excellent Oasis Adventure Playground provides supervised adventure play sessions for local children aged 6 to 16 who can zip down the zip wire, ... More
     
     
     
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    Mudchute Park & Farm
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4.1 miles from Horniman Museum
    Located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs, Mudchute Farm and Park is one of the largest of London's city farms, covering a 32 acre ... More
     
     
     
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    Surrey Docks Farm
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 4.2 miles from Horniman Museum
    All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Horniman Aquarium
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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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    Nunhead Cemetery
    London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
    Linden Grove, SE15 | 33 minutes from Horniman Museum
    Nunhead Cemetery is a 52 acre Victorian burial ground situated on a hill four miles south of Central London. A ruined Gothic chapel overlooks a large ... More
     
     
     
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    Discovery For All: Workshop
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 24th and Sunday 31st May 2015 - 11.30am-1pm
    Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
    Hands-on discovery session....More
     
     
     
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    Polly Morgan: Taxidermy Is Dead
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th April to 21st June 2015 - 10am-5.30pm
    Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
    Taxidermy art by the London-based artist shown alongside other works that take inspiration from the Horniman collection....More
     
     
     
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    Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 6th September 2015
    Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as 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 ...More
     
     
     
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    Bussey Building
    London > Entertainment >
    133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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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    Rye Books
    London > Shopping > Books
    45 Upland Road, SE22 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    Spanish cuisine. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Herne Tavern
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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, SW9 | 3.3 miles from Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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, SW9 | 2.7 miles from Horniman Museum
    Champagne & Fromage Brixton opens on 8th October 2013. Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles ... More
     
     
     
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    Ritzy Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2.7 miles from Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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 Horniman Museum
    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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    The Biscuit Factory
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 3.7 miles from Horniman Museum
    Peek Frean & Co made biscuits here in Bermondsey for 123 years, from 1866 until 1989 when the factory closed. Home to baked goods like the ... More
     
     
     
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    Dulwich Picture Gallery
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Gallery Road, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
    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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    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 

    Horniman Museum

    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

     
    Hawaiian Bop Strictly 40's To 60's Vinyl Sessions
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd May 2015 

    Bussey Building 2.01 miles from Horniman Museum

    Rockabilly, southern soul, northern soul, vintage R&B, rock and roll, Motown, ska and Latin courtesy of DJ Richio Suzuki, DJ ...More

    First Word Records Present
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd May 2015 

    Bussey Building 2.01 miles from Horniman Museum

    D&B, soul, hip hop and beats courtesy of Marc Mac, Gilla and Bopperson....More

    One Hour Long Exhibition
    Exhibitions | On 23rd May 2015 

    South London Gallery 2.44 miles from Horniman Museum

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    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

     
    Asbo Disco Presents
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd May 2015 

    Hootananny Brixton 2.49 miles from Horniman Museum

    DJs play hip hop, reggae and dubstep, with live performances from Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon, Gardna and Normanton Street....More

    Audio Sushi
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 6th November 2015 

    The Dogstar 2.64 miles from Horniman Museum

    Jeffrey Disastronaut plays reggae, electro, funk jungle, pop, indie and dubstep....More

     
     
     
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