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.


Address

Horniman Museum,
100 London Road,
London,
SE23 3PQ

Link to Horniman Museum's website

 

Exhibitions opening soon

An Ode to Afrosurrealism
A new photographic art display exploring contemporary relationships with spiritualism, reality and surrealism, through a Black British lens.
Open from Mon 17th May to Sun 19th September
An Ode to Afrosurrealism
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
Falling Birds
A series of X-ray photographs and poetic texts highlighting extinction and the alarming decline in bird species around the world.
Open from Mon 17th May to Sun 10th October
Falling Birds
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
 

Horniman Museum Map

 

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.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
An exhibition of over 100 photographs that showcase the beauty and diversity of wildlife in Britain.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
An award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
Lego Brick Wonders
More than 50 Lego models will be on show, from individual pieces, to awe-inspiring dioramas and mosaics.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
 Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
On display will be fossil skeletons as well as full-size models and animatronics that bring the Permian back to life.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13
 Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings.
2021-05-13
2021-05-13

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