Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens

10 February – 28 October 2018

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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.

Venue information

Opening times

Museum Daily, 10 – 5.30 Closed 24 – 26 Dec Gardens Daily, Mon – Sat, 7.15 – sunset Sun and Bank Holidays, 8 ​– sunset Closed 25 Dec

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