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Happening at the Horniman: January 2017

Happy New Year from the Horniman. There's lots to see and do this January - we hope you enjoy our collections of Natural History, Musical Instruments, acclaimed Aquarium and beautiful Gardens in 2017. 

There is still time to see the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, which showcases the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Open until 15 January, the 84 stunning images on display capture unique moments such as the glory of the northern lights, a new-born seal’s first glimpse of the world and an ant’s tiny landscape magnified into a colourful ‘fairyland’. 

  • Happening at the Horniman: December 2016,  'Lightness',  Matteo Lonati
    'Lightness',  Matteo Lonati

Visitors can also see ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long’s fascinating and thought-provoking display Memorial. A Tribute to Taxidermy until 1 May. Inspired by pieces selected from the Horniman’s historic collection, Jazmine pays tribute to the unknown craftsmen of the past to produce a series of beautiful works that explore the journey from taxidermist to museum. 

  • Happening at the Horniman: December 2016, Jazmine Miles-Long's display, Memorial. A Tribute to Taxidermy,  Phil Sofer
    Jazmine Miles-Long's display, Memorial. A Tribute to Taxidermy,  Phil Sofer

Book now for our upcoming major exhibition, The Robot ZooHow do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? How do bats see at night? Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

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

And there’s a last chance to see Fauna Brazil, a photography display by João Marcos Rosa showcasing the incredible wildlife of Brazil, which closes on Sunday 8 January

Join us in the Music Gallery on 31 January for a Hear it Live! performance from Dr Elena Vorotko. 

We have a whole host of family events throughout the month, from arts and crafts to storytelling. 

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

Please note that 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):

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