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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 now opens at 10am. Tickets for the first two sessions will be available from the main entrance at 10am.

    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 now opens at 10am. Tickets for the first two sessions will be available from the main entrance at 10am.

    Free, ticketed

    Select Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the year

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

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.