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About this event

The library will be open to all visitors on the first Sunday of the month, no appointment necessary. 

Browse our collections, chat to the librarian and see some of the library treasures.

The Horniman Library collection contains books from 16th century through to the current day, from academic texts to accounts by early explorers and illustrated monographs. The collection covers a wide spectrum of subject areas covering the remit of the museum; natural history, anthropology and musical instruments.

The collection, which originated with Frederick Horniman's own book collection, has been added to by subsequent directors, curators and librarians and now amounts to some 30,000 volumes. Find out more about the Library collections or read blog posts from our Librarians.