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Happening at the Horniman: June 2018

With our new World Gallery opening, there's plenty happening at the Horniman this June.

World Gallery

On 29 June, our brand new World Gallery opens to the public. Over 3,000 objects from around the world give you a glimpse into other ways of life and a greater understanding of other peoples, places, and cultures.

  • Artists impression of the World Gallery, World Gallery aisle, Planning and design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates
    World Gallery aisle, Planning and design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Exhibitions

On display in our World Gallery balcony will be a new exhibition Yamal: The Stream of LifeThis beautiful display by the photographer Bryan Alexander reveals aspects of life in the Yamal region of Northwest Siberia.

  • Yamal, Bryan Alexander has spent the last 25 years documenting the lives and culture of people living in the Yamal region of Northwest Siberia, Bryan Alexander
    Bryan Alexander has spent the last 25 years documenting the lives and culture of people living in the Yamal region of Northwest Siberia, Bryan Alexander

To celebrate the opening of our World Gallery, James Hitchmough has designed a Grasslands Garden at the Horniman which will also open on 29 June.

  • James Hitchmough at the Horniman, James Hitchmough's work has been on show at RHS Wisley, the Olympic Park, and now the Horniman, Ben Cook
    James Hitchmough's work has been on show at RHS Wisley, the Olympic Park, and now the Horniman, Ben Cook

The 27th annual Friends’ Art Exhibition will be showcasing paintings, prints, textile art and sculptures from South London’s artistic community on 2 and 3 June.

Our award-winning, new exhibition Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is open and a great way to keep the little ones entertained during the holidays. Be sure to join us to be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived.

Discover how artist Karen Dodd uses woolen fabric to create sculptures designed to draw attention to coral and coral reefs around the world with Coral: Fabric of the Reef.

  • CoralFabricoftheReef (c) KarenDodd. Photo by SophieGladstone_, Karen Dodd's woollen coral intrigues and delights in equal measure, Sophie Gladstone− © Karen Dodd
    Karen Dodd's woollen coral intrigues and delights in equal measure, Sophie Gladstone

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

Events

From 18 June, you can grab your putters and enjoy a round of crazy golf with Plonk in the Horniman Gardens - open daily until the end of September. 

  • Plonk Golf, Grab your putter (or rent one) and join in the fun, Plonk Golf
    Grab your putter (or rent one) and join in the fun, Plonk Golf

On Tuesday 26 June join us for Hear it Live! and hear the work of Ensemble Hesperi a young, innovative, Early Music duo based in London.

Regular Activities

Every Saturday pop down to the Horniman Farmer’s Market to pick up the freshest, local produce.

Every Thursday you can learn more about our incredible musical collection with Music Matters!

On Sunday 3 June, our library will be open to the public to explore some of our rare books and talk to our knowledgeable librarians.

Be whisked away to far off places with A World of Stories every Sunday.

Art Makers will give you the chance to create some amazing art every Saturday.

The Hands on Base will be open every weekend for you to explore our Handling collection.

Join us for Busy Bees - lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play, taking place every Tuesday and Wednesday during term time.

Please Note

The Horniman is open from 10am every morning and closes 5.30pm.

The Gardens open at 7.15am from Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sundays. The Gardens will close at 8.50pm.

Our African Worlds and Centenary Galleries are closed as we undergo major new development as part of our Anthropology redisplay, but the new World Gallery will be opening this month (see more details further up the page) and The Studio will open later in 2018. Find out how these changes might affect your visit.