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  • Free, drop in

    • 11am - 12.30pm

    Lewisham Healthy Walks

    Our Gardens host a Healthy Walk by the Lewisham Healthy Walks group every Thursday from 11.00-11.45am. Members of the group can join a monthly tea and talk. Stay after the walk to meet staff and learn a little more about the work of the museum.

  • Tickets needed

    • 2.30pm - 4.30pm

    Music Matters

    Have you ever wanted to know more about Classical music but haven't known where to start? Do you love Classical music and want to talk about it with others? This relaxed 10 week course is for you!

  • Tickets needed

    • 7pm - 9pm

    Raise the Roof

    Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop. We welcome everyone – all you need are vocal cords!

  • Free, drop in

    • 11am - 12.30pm

    Mud Kitchen

    Join this relaxed session for under 5s and their families and enjoy getting messy playing with earth and water, and making mud pies.

  • Free

    • 9am - 1.30pm

    Horniman Farmers' Market

    A locally sourced and locally sold weekly farmers' market selling a variety of produce, hot food and more in our Gardens.

  • Tickets needed

    • 10.30am - 12pm

    Iyengar Yoga - Saturdays

    Learn Iyengar yoga from expert tutors and improve your physical fitness, posture, flexibility, strength and sense of poise while learning these ancient asanas (postures).

  • Booking needed

    • 11am - 12.30pm

    Fabulous Fungi!

    Join our resident conservation and wildlife expert Jim Murphy for a guided walk to find out about the fabulous fungi that can grow in our gardens and on our Nature Trail.

  • Free, ticketed

    • 11.45am - 12.30pm
    • 1pm - 1.45pm

    Hands On Family Workshops

    Touch real museum objects and discover them with your family in these popular sessions for families of all kinds. The session on 24th October will be delivered in British Sign Language (BSL) with interpretation into English.

  • Buy on day

    • 1.30pm - 2.15pm
    • 2.45pm - 3.30pm

    Art Makers

    Have fun with art skills and exciting techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman’s collections or seasonal celebrations. Please click on the title above to see activities by date. The sessions on 24 October will be interpreted into British Sign Language (BSL)


  • Free

    • 03 October 2015
    • 10 April 2016
    • Balcony Gallery

    Project Tobong

    A vibrant display of theatrical portraits of the Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya, one of the last remaining nomadic theatre troupes in Yogyakarta, Java.

  • Free

    • 26 September 2015
    • 06 March 2016
    • Gallery Square

    Animal Kingdom

    A collection of mesmerising Natural History images by artist Jim Naughten, brought to three-dimensional life through stereoscopic photography

  • Free

    • 10 July 2015
    • 06 December 2015
    • Natural History Gallery


    A series of individually painted panels by artist Edward Chell inspired by cyanotypes and plants from our museum and gardens

  • Tickets needed

    • 14 February 2015
    • 01 November 2015
    • Temporary Exhibition Space


    Explore the wonderful world of plants on a massive scale.

    This interactive exhibition brings visitors up close to all kinds of fantastic plant life.

  • Free

    • 04 October 2014
    • 01 September 2016
    • Balcony Gallery

    Revisiting Romania: Dress and Identity

    Exploring how Romanian folk art has been used to express social and political ideas within the village and on the national and international stage.