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.

Horniman Museum events

Kurt Jackson: RiverKurt Jackson: River17th December 2014Sunday 25th January 2015 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100† London Road† † † SE23 3PQ
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Kurt Jackson: River
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art†|†PRICINGFree
DATES29th November 2014 to 25th January 2015 - 10.30am-5pm
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. 17th December 2014Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100† London Road† † † SE23 3PQ
Category: event
Ongoing
Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Fashion, Health and Beauty
DATES4th 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 Scot17th December 2014Thursday 31st December 2015 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100† London Road† † † SE23 3PQ
Category: event
At Home With MusicEditor's Top Pick - Recommended
Free EventOngoing
At Home With Music
event > Exhibitions > Unclassified†|†PRICINGFree
DATES31st 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

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Opening and closing times for Horniman Museum

Today (Wednesday) Horniman Museum closes at 17.30

Monday:

10.00
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17.30

Tuesday:

10.00
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17.30

Wednesday:

10.00
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17.30

Thursday:

10.00
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17.30

Friday:

10.00
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17.30

Saturday:

10.00
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17.30

Sunday:

10.00
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17.30

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Church Street Hotel London
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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
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Mercure London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel† from £52† 35% off
Catherine Grove, SE10 | 2.9 miles from Horniman Museum
The Mercure London Greenwich is a business-friendly hotel that is situated nearby to Canary Wharf, Excel Exhibition Centre and transport links to central London. It is ...More
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Novotel London Greenwich
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel† from £58† 27% off
173-185 Greenwich High Road, SE10 | 3.3 miles from Horniman Museum
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Mudchute Park & Farm London
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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
Surrey Docks Farm London
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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
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home London
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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
4 Battersea Park Road, SW8 | 4.5 miles from Horniman Museum
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Horniman Aquarium London
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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
Dulwich Picture Gallery London
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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
Nunhead Cemetery London
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Nunhead Cemetery
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Linden Grove, SE15 | 33 minutes from Horniman Museum
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Kurt Jackson: River London
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Kurt Jackson: River
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Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
...More
Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
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
At Home With Music London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
At Home With Music
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 31st January 2014 to 31st December 2015
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as 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 ...More
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London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Horniman Museum
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London > Entertainment > Pubs
95 Effra Road, SW2 | 2.5 miles from Horniman Museum
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 25 minutes from Horniman Museum
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Rye Books London
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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
Moxon's London
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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
Hope and Greenwood London
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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
The Herne Tavern London
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The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Horniman Museum
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Babur Restaurant London
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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
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Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 3.1 miles from Horniman Museum
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 3.3 miles from Horniman Museum
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 3.6 miles from Horniman Museum
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Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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Crystal Palace Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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Herne Hill Velodrome
London > Leisure >
Burbage Road, SE24 | 29 minutes from Horniman Museum
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The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Horniman Museum
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The Crown & Greyhound London
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The Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
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The Palmerston London
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The Palmerston
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
91 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 26 minutes from Horniman Museum
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Champagne & Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 2.7 miles from Horniman Museum
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Ritzy Cafe London
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2.7 miles from Horniman Museum
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Plan B London
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Plan B
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2.8 miles from Horniman Museum
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Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.1 miles from Horniman Museum
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The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 3.7 miles from Horniman Museum
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Dulwich Picture Gallery London
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
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