London

Horniman Museum and Gardens


We’ve been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, our collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history collection.

Unusually for such an important museum, you can see our collection up-close and face-to-face. You can even pick up, try on and play with some of our objects.

Our visitors come time and again to explore our free museum, take part in our activities and enjoy our 16-acre gardens. And they discover something fascinating and mesmerising every time. 

Find us at...

  • Horniman Museum and Gardens
  • 100 London Road
  • Forest Hill
  • London
  • SE23 3PQ

Our Events

  • Brick Wonders Exhibition
    London

    Brick Wonders Exhibition

    16-Feb-2019 10:00 AM - 27-Oct-2019 17:00 PM

    From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, travel through history and explore over 50 m...

    3 - 16 years
  • FREE
    Busy Bees
    London

    Busy Bees

    06-Jun-2019 10:00 AM - 19-Jul-2019 12:00 PM
    100 London Road Forest Hill London

    Most Tuesdays and Wednesday in term time

    0 - 6 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    29-Jun-2019 00:00 AM - 29-Jun-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Plonk Crazy Golf
    London

    Plonk Crazy Golf

    05-Jul-2019 00:00 AM - 07-Jul-2019

    Plonk is bringing back buckets of fun with their most exciting course ever - a 9 hole family-friendly extravaganza that will be plonking down in the Horniman Gardens.

    3 - 16 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    06-Jul-2019 00:00 AM - 06-Jul-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Plonk Crazy Golf
    London

    Plonk Crazy Golf

    12-Jul-2019 00:00 AM - 14-Jul-2019

    Plonk is bringing back buckets of fun with their most exciting course ever - a 9 hole family-friendly extravaganza that will be plonking down in the Horniman Gardens.

    3 - 16 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    13-Jul-2019 00:00 AM - 13-Jul-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Plonk Crazy Golf
    London

    Plonk Crazy Golf

    19-Jul-2019 00:00 AM - 19-Jul-2019

    Plonk is bringing back buckets of fun with their most exciting course ever - a 9 hole family-friendly extravaganza that will be plonking down in the Horniman Gardens.

    3 - 16 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    20-Jul-2019 00:00 AM - 20-Jul-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    27-Jul-2019 00:00 AM - 27-Jul-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    03-Aug-2019 00:00 AM - 03-Aug-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    10-Aug-2019 00:00 AM - 10-Aug-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    17-Aug-2019 00:00 AM - 17-Aug-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    24-Aug-2019 00:00 AM - 24-Aug-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    31-Aug-2019 00:00 AM - 31-Aug-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    07-Sep-2019 00:00 AM - 07-Sep-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    14-Sep-2019 00:00 AM - 14-Sep-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    21-Sep-2019 00:00 AM - 21-Sep-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years
  • Hands on Base : Horniman Explores
    London

    Hands on Base : Horniman Explores

    28-Sep-2019 00:00 AM - 28-Sep-2019

     Hands on Base is open for fun sessions that will explore a different theme every week using objects from our handling collection. Themes will include animals, costumes, masks, music and toys to ...

    0 - 8 years

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