Horniman Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the Horniman Museum

An eclectic museum with a range of displays from musical instruments to stuffed animals and an aquarium.

Very popular locally, and the gardens offer wide views across London.

The museum mascot is the famously badly stuffed walrus.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Horniman Museum,
100 London Road,
SE23 3PQ

Link to Horniman Museum's website


Exhibitions open at the moment

Hair: Untold Stories
This exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair.
Hair: Untold Stories
10am to 5:30pm
Forest Hill
Ends on Sun 19th June

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Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to Horniman Museum

The nearest station is Forest Hill which is 0.4 miles away.

Horniman Museum - Latest News

Horniman Museum shows off expansion plans
Horniman Museum shows off expansion plans

Nearly 20 years ago, the Horniman Museum in South London expanded, and now they need to do so again.

London Museum grows Sea Corals in Shapes of Star Wars Spacecraft
London Museum grows Sea Corals in Shapes of Star Wars Spacecraft

In a topical diversion, a South London museum has persuaded baby corals to grow into special moulds in the shape of Star Wars spacecraft.

Museum Meals – Horniman
Museum Meals – Horniman

One of South London’s major cultural hubs is the legacy of the English obsession with a cup of tea although today it is probably more famous for a very badly stuffed walrus.

Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids
Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids

An exhibition and a book all rolled into one – and the exhibition is basically excerpts from the book, so if feeling frugal, the exhibition is a cut-down version of the book to save you buying it. Book author and

Pay a visit to South London’s famous stuffed Walrus
Pay a visit to South London’s famous stuffed Walrus

If you inherit a company from your dad, and build it up to become the world’s largest tea trading business, you might be inclined to start collecting things as you travel around. Such a person was Frederick John Horniman who


Recent exhibitions

This exhibition shows off the winning photographs in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition.
Ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long challenges ideas and perceptions of this art and craft.
An exhibition of animals that have been recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide.
An exhibition of over 100 photographs that showcase the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Britain.
An award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.
The Lore of the Land
The exhibition features ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees.

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