For the endlessly colour curious, this family-friendly exhibition will explore how colours are created, used and perceived throughout the world.

From the cultural significance of certain colours through to how animals use colour to attract and hide, Colour: The Rainbow Revealed answers all the questions we have ever had about colour in a vibrant exhibition full of interactive games and displays.

These include an art machine which visitors can use to create their own vibrant masterpiece, a mood room which expresses our emotions through colour and a special colour cafe exhibit where visitors can learn how certain colours are able to tempt our taste buds.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

020 8699 1872


Opening times


Daily, 10am – 5.30pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec


Daily, Mon – Sat, 7.15am – sunset

Sun and Bank Holidays, 8am ​– sunset

Closed 25 Dec

Free to all

Free entry with National Art Pass

Free exhibitions with National Art Pass

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