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, SE23 3PQ

020 8699 1872

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Opening times

Museum

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Gardens

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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Exhibitions at Horniman Museum and Gardens


Exhibitions nearby

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