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Happening at the Horniman: June 2017

We explore the relationship between people and water, and a tiger comes for tea, this June at the Horniman. 

Pani is the word for water across large parts of South Asia. In a thought-provoking display, artist Daksha Patel explores the complex relationships between people and water in the region. Pani opens on 20 May

  • Happening at the Horniman: June 2017, Pani, Image by Daksha Patel
    Pani, Image by Daksha Patel

Visit The Robot Zoo, where amazing animals are recreated in robot form to reveal their inner workings. This family-friendly exhibition features larger-than-life animals that have been recreated using machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide.

  • Happening at the Horniman: May 2017, The Robot Zoo
    The Robot Zoo

Pop by Gallery Square to see India Unplugged, a colourful photography exhibition showcasing traditional music making in Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Odisha and Kerala.

  • Happening at the Horniman: June 2017, India Unplugged
    India Unplugged

Drop into the Natural History Gallery to see a new taxidermy loan from the Natural History Museum, a stunning Bengal tiger

  • Happening at the Horniman: June 2017, Bengal Tiger, On loan from the Natural History Museum
    Bengal Tiger, On loan from the Natural History Museum

Coming up this month

Visit the annual Friends' Art Exhibition, held in our Victorian Conservatory over the weekend of 17 & 18 June. The exhibition supports local artists and the exhibited artwork is for sale with all proceeds going towards Horniman projects. 

Our Libary will be open on 4 June for the Library Open Day. There is no need to make an appointment - just pop in to browse our collections, chat to the Librarian and see some of the Library's treasures.

Join us in the Music Gallery on 27 June for a Hear it Live! a talk and live performance on our 1772 Kirckman harpsichord. 

Join our free adult workshop, Music Matters, every Thursday to listen to music and learn about musical traditions inspired by the Horniman collections.

Drop into our Hands on Base on select Sundays to hold, touch and feel real Museum objects from our collection. Open to all ages. 

Don't forget to pop by our Farmers' Market every Saturday for delicious food and to stock up on local produce.

Regular Families Activities

Our popular Busy Bees sessions for under-5s runs most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings throughout the year. 

Come to the Hands on Base on select Saturdays for family activities that will explore a different theme linked to the collections in our galleries e.g. Animals, Costume, Masks, Music and Toys to name just a few.

Let our storytellers whisk you away in our interactive World of Stories sessions on select Sundays throughout the year. 

Get messy in our Art Makers sessions on select Saturdays

Please note

The Museum is now open from 10am every morning for visitors to enjoy the free permanent galleries and The Robot Zoo exhibition. The closing time remains 5.30pm. The Gardens open at 7.15am from Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sundays, and close at sunset. You can find the full list of Gardens closing times on our website.

Our African Worlds and Centenary Galleries are now closed as we undergo major new development as part of our Anthropology redisplay. Find out how these changes might affect your visit.

What's On Guides

View our latest What's On Guide here (PDF):

Print off a large print version of our What's On Guide here (Word document):