We welcomed more than 900,000 people through our doors this year – what do you do when you visited the Horniman?
We have around 9,500 Musical Instruments in our collection representing music making around the world.
Were you part of a school group visit? We teach 25,000 school children a year in special lessons focusing on subjects like Ancient Egypt and Evolution. We also have self-led groups of school children visiting us to see our Walrus and to learn about natural history, world cultures and musical instruments.
Maybe you have been to one of our community group sessions? We have worked with 39 groups this year including our Youth Panel. Our Youth Panel is a great way for young visitors to get involved at the Horniman, plan events and meet new people. So far this year they have met 31 times and eaten around 1,500 slices of pizza.
Have you been to our Hands on Base to handle a hedgehog or try on a snow leopard costume? Last year we had more than 22,000 people with family and community groups exploring our handling collection.
You can’t have visited the Horniman without walking through our beautiful Gardens. We hold a large number of free events and activities in our Gardens every year. This year’s highlights were our fantastic Festa Julina and our Horniman Carnival.
Maybe you have come here with your little ones. Our Busy Bees sessions are always popular. This year we have held 195 of these free sessions for almost 5,000 under five-year-olds. These sessions cost us around £15,000 every year.
Perhaps you have visited our Aquarium. Our Aquarium is doing ground-breaking research reproducing coral in captivity as part of Project Coral.
This year we celebrated another success for Project Coral as our reef-building coral spawned in the Aquarium.
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