Exhibition: Hair: Untold Stories

This exhibition runs from Sat, 4th Dec 2021 to Sun, 19th Jun 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

19th May 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
20th May 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
21st May 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
22nd May 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
23rd May 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
24th May 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
26th May 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

There is more to hair than washing, combing and cutting. It is an extraordinary, renewable fibre with a range of unexpected possibilities.

This exhibition puts the substance before the style and unlocks the untold stories of hair.

From jewellery and dresses to armour and environmental protection, the show highlights the qualities of hair as a material. It also explores our complex relationship with hair both on, and off, our heads – how and why we care so much about our hair, and how hair is entangled with society’s expectations and our relationships to others.

Weaving in stories from Forest Hill barbershops to the global hair trade, and featuring the work of artists, film makers and designers, Hair: Untold Stories is intimate, surprising and universal.

The exhibition also features an installation from Korantema Anyimadu. The hair shop installation explores the experiences of Black women and non-binary people with their hair in the UK.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Horniman Museum,

100 London Road, London,
SE23 3PQ

Map of Horniman Museum