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Getting here

 Our address is 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

By bus

  • 176, 185, 197, 356, P4 - stop outside the Museum and Gardens on London Road
  • 122 - stops on Dartmouth Road
  • P13 - stops on Underhill Road
  • 363 - stops on Sydenham Hill Road

By train / London Overground

The Horniman is a five to ten minute walk from Forest Hill station and is signposted from the platform 1 exit. Please be aware this walk is uphill, although there are several bus services which stop at both the station and museum (see above).

Forest Hill is on the London Overground line between Highbury and Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace line which offers a high frequency service.

The station is also well served by trains from Central London, Croydon and Surrey. Direct train services run from London Bridge (approx every ten minutes, journey time 13 minutes) linking with the Northern and Jubilee lines, and London Victoria linking with the Victoria, Circle and District lines, East Croydon, West Croydon, Sutton, Purley and Caterham.

Please visit or TFL Journey Planner or National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey.

By bicycle

There are bicycle racks outside the Museum near the main entrance on London Road.

By car

Parking is severely limited in local area, so we recommend using public transport to come to the museum.

A pay-and-display car park is available locally behind Sainsbury’s (see map), and there are two pay-and-display car parks at Forest Hill station (one at the front, one at the back).

Please avoid parking on private roads. For coaches, there is a drop off point outside the Museum near to the Clock Tower.

Disabled parking

Limited on site car parking is available for disabled visitors - call 020 8699 1872 for more details.