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
- SE23 3PQ
London10 February 2018
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.3 - 16 years
FREE24 March 2018
The Horniman Youth Panel take over the Museum for an exciting day of activities for families, inspired by Colour: The Rainbow Revealed.0 - 16 years
31 March 2018
Meet the most unlikely duckling hero and hear the story of the duck who was different. This much loved classic tale has been adapted into an interactive storytelling performance for the Horniman by Sa...3 - 11 years
FREE31 March 2018
Enjoy the Easter weekend at the Horniman with the whole family. Go on our Easter trail, create something crafty in our workshops, have your face painted and join in family activities across the Garden...0 - 16 years