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Events

  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Music Matters! 2017

    Join a group of adult music-lovers who meet every week at the Museum to listen to music and learn about musical traditions inspired by the Horniman collections.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 9 February 2017 to 30 March 2017
    (Except 16 February 2017)

    • 3pm - 4.30pm
  • Teacher Taster Evening

    A free evening for teachers. Learn about schools sessions, get hands on with museum objects and get free entry into the adults only Robot Zoo late.

    Free, ticketed

    Thursday, 2 March 2017

    • 5.00pm - 6.30pm
  • Robot Zoo Late

    Scientists, curators and artists explore human, animal and robot behaviour through talks, performances, fun and games, after-hours in the Museum.

    Tickets needed

    Thursday, 2 March 2017

    • 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • 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!

    Booking needed

    Every Thursday from 5 January 2017 to 16 March 2017
    (Except 16 February 2017)

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • Horniman Farmers' Market

    Our weekly Farmers’ Market sells seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat, hot food and more from independent and local producers.

    Free

    Every Saturday morning

    • 9am - 1.30pm
  • Hands On Base: Family Activities

    Discover the collections that make the Horniman special in our Hands on Base! Explore and touch real things from African masks to sharks jaws.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Saturdays throughout the year

    • 11.00am - 11.30am
    • 11.45am - 12.15pm
    • 12.30pm - 1pm
  • 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.

    Buy on day

    Select Saturdays throughout the year

    • 1.30pm - 2.15pm
    • 2.45pm - 3.30pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Music Matters! 2017

    Join a group of adult music-lovers who meet every week at the Museum to listen to music and learn about musical traditions inspired by the Horniman collections.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 9 February 2017 to 30 March 2017
    (Except 16 February 2017)

    • 3pm - 4.30pm
  • 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!

    Booking needed

    Every Thursday from 5 January 2017 to 16 March 2017
    (Except 16 February 2017)

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Music Matters! 2017

    Join a group of adult music-lovers who meet every week at the Museum to listen to music and learn about musical traditions inspired by the Horniman collections.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 9 February 2017 to 30 March 2017
    (Except 16 February 2017)

    • 3pm - 4.30pm
  • 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!

    Booking needed

    Every Thursday from 5 January 2017 to 16 March 2017
    (Except 16 February 2017)

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • Horniman Farmers' Market

    Our weekly Farmers’ Market sells seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat, hot food and more from independent and local producers.

    Free

    Every Saturday morning

    • 9am - 1.30pm
  • Hands On Base: Family Activities

    Discover the collections that make the Horniman special in our Hands on Base! Explore and touch real things from African masks to sharks jaws.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Saturdays throughout the year

    • 11.00am - 11.30am
    • 11.45am - 12.15pm
    • 12.30pm - 1pm
  • 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.

    Buy on day

    Select Saturdays throughout the year

    • 1.30pm - 2.15pm
    • 2.45pm - 3.30pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Music Matters! 2017

    Join a group of adult music-lovers who meet every week at the Museum to listen to music and learn about musical traditions inspired by the Horniman collections.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 9 February 2017 to 30 March 2017
    (Except 16 February 2017)

    • 3pm - 4.30pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Hear it Live!

    Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument collection, including our 1772 Kirckman harpsichord.

    Free, drop in

    The last Tuesday of every month

    • 3.30pm - 4pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees). Change on Tuesdays: The Horniman will be open from 10am. Session times are the same but please queue at the entrance to the Hands On Base on Tuesday.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Music Matters! 2017

    Join a group of adult music-lovers who meet every week at the Museum to listen to music and learn about musical traditions inspired by the Horniman collections.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 9 February 2017 to 30 March 2017
    (Except 16 February 2017)

    • 3pm - 4.30pm

Exhibitions

  • Tickets needed

    • 11 February 2017
    • 29 October 2017
    • Temporary Exhibition Space

    The Robot Zoo

    Where amazing animals are recreated in robot form to reveal their inner workings.

  • Free

    • 11 February 2017
    • 23 April 2017
    • Gallery Square

    Celebrating Ganesha

    A fascinating display featuring an extraordinary Ganesha sculpture from the British Museum.

  • Free

    • 22 October 2016
    • 01 May 2017
    • Natural History Gallery

    Memorial. A Tribute to Taxidermy

    Ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long challenges ideas and perceptions with pieces inspired by the Horniman collection.