Museums and galleries across the UK are currently subject to temporary closures. Please check venue websites for more information.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Temporarily closed

Greater London

Free to all

Horniman Museum and Gardens is temporarily closed until further notice. Please check the venue's website for the latest details.

Founded in 1901, the Horniman Museum and Gardens in south London houses nationally regarded collections of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, as well as an aquarium.

With over 16 acres of landscaped gardens offering dramatic views of London, and a year-round programme of exhibitions, activities and events, the Horniman offers visitors of all ages an inspiring window on the world.

In April 2015, the Museum ran a highly successful Art Happens crowdfunding campaign to fund an exhibition of Mark Fairington's paintings, alongside the hidden specimens that inspired them.

Permanent collection

The museum's eclectic collection of over 350,000 objects spans anthropology, natural history, musical instruments and an aquarium. The Horniman's overstuffed walrus is one of its most popular exhibits, spawning its own Twitter account.

The museum's gardens provide views across London, from the Shard to Wembley Stadium.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

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

020 8699 1872


Opening times

Temporarily closed

Free to all

Free exhibitions with National Art Pass

Haven't got your pass yet? Learn more

Exhibitions nearby

Back to top