Horniman Museum †

ADDRESS
100 London Road, SE23 3PQ
TELEPHONE
TWITTER
OPENING TIMES
Museum: 10.30am-5.30pm Daily, Closed 24-26 Dec | Gardens: Mon to Sat 7.30am-sunset, Sun 8am-sunset, Closed 25 Dec
PRICES
FREE (Adult) | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.

Nearby

Horniman MuseumVictorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman collected specimens and artefacts from his travels around the world in the 1860's. His personal collection became the foundation of the Horniman Museum, which is now housed in a Charles Harrison Townsend-designed building. Horniman's original collection included natural history specimens, cultural artefacts and musical instruments. Over the past 100 years, the collection has grown so much that Horniman's original collection comprises only 10 per cent of the current museum. The Horniman also houses an aquarium, and regularly hosts music concerts and special exhibits. Some of the museum's best known objects include a gigantic stuffed walrus, a model dodo and fossils. Also worth a look are the Horniman Gardens, which are set on 16 acres and have a mix of formal and natural landscaping.

Horniman Museum events

Coral: Fabric Of The ReefCoral: Fabric Of The ReefDyed and sculpted wool fabric sculptures in inspired by coral reefs by the artist Karen Dodd.2018-06-21T10:00:00+01002018-09-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100† London Road† † † SE23 3PQ
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Coral: Fabric Of The Reef
Colour: The Rainbow RevealedColour: The Rainbow RevealedColour: The Rainbow RevealedRed and yellow and all the colours of the rainbow are explored in an award-winning, family friendly exhibition at the Horniman Museum. Be amazed by how colours are made and perceived in Colour: The Rainbow Revealed which reveals how animals use colour to attract and hide. See how different colours mean many different things for people across the pl2018-06-21T00:00:00+01002018-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100† London Road† † † SE23 3PQ
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Kids Events > Exhibitions - Museums & Galleries
PRICING£7.70 (Adults), £4.40 (Children), £18.70 (Family), Free (Children under 3)
DATES10th February to 28th October 2018
Red and yellow and all the colours of the rainbow are explored in an award-winning, family friendly exhibition at the Horniman Museum. Be amazed by how colours are made and perceived in Colour: The Rainbow Revealed which reveals how animals use colour to attract and hide. See how different colours mean many different things for people across the pl...†More about this event
Horniman Museum & Garden's New World Gallery OpensHorniman Museum & Garden's New World Gallery Opens2018-06-28T10:00:00+01002018-06-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100† London Road† † † SE23 3PQ
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Horniman Museum & Garden's New World Gallery Opens
World GalleryWorld GalleryWorld GalleryThe culmination of a five-year, £4.7 million project, the free World Gallery opens at the Horniman Museum in June 2018, showing over 3,000 objects from around the world that celebrate creativity and explore what it means to be human. Presented as a series of encounters with cultures from across the continents, the displays include a beautiful came2018-06-29T00:00:00+01002018-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100† London Road† † † SE23 3PQ
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Kids Events > Exhibitions - Museums & Galleries†|†PRICINGFree
DATES29th June to 30th September 2018
The culmination of a five-year, ¬£4.7 million project, the free World Gallery opens at the Horniman Museum in June 2018, showing over 3,000 objects from around the world that celebrate creativity and explore what it means to be human. Presented as a series of encounters with cultures from across the continents, the displays include a beautiful came...†More about this event
The Luna Cinema at the HornimanThe Luna Cinema at the HornimanThe Luna Cinema presents two midweek nights of open air cinema in the Horniman's beautiful gardens in the first week of July. Cult classic Labyrinth stars the late, great David Bowie and a whole host of fantastical creatures. It's followed by The Shape of Water, this year's stunning Best Picture Oscar Winner. The Luna Cinema screenings take place a2018-07-03T00:00:00+01002018-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100† London Road† † † SE23 3PQ
Category: event
On Soon

event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
PRICINGAdult £15, Child £10
DATESTuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th July 2018
The Luna Cinema presents two midweek nights of open air cinema in the Horniman's beautiful gardens in the first week of July. Cult classic Labyrinth stars the late, great David Bowie and a whole host of fantastical creatures. It's followed by The Shape of Water, this year's stunning Best Picture Oscar Winner. The Luna Cinema screenings take place a...†More about this event

Horniman Museum images

Horniman Museum†

Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum


LondonTown.com - Horniman Museum Location Map

Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Forest HillRailway Station
7 minutes walk
Honor Oak Park Railway Station
18 minutes walk

Further articles featuring Horniman Museum on LondonTown.com

Summer Events in London for Families

Find out the best family friendly events this summer, from the Monstrous Festival to floating theatre on the Puppet Theatre Barge. Explore open air...

Top London Attractions for Families

From Madame Tussauds to the London Dungeon, London has some great attractions for families. Find out where to take the kids on the weekends and...

London Outdoor Film Screenings

Don't let the lovely summer weather and long days stop you pursuing your favourite hobby of watching films. With a number of parks, roofs...

Easter Family Fun in London

Looking for something fun to do this Easter? Treat the family to a bank holiday egg-stravaganza! Here's a list of what's going on this...

London Events 2018

Discover what's on in London 2018 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2018 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oasis Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 3.7 miles from Horniman Museum
The excellent Oasis Adventure Playground provides supervised adventure play sessions for local children aged 6 to 16 who can zip down the zip wire, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mudchute Park & Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Pier Street, Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4.1 miles from Horniman Museum
Located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs, Mudchute Farm and Park is one of the largest of London's city farms, covering a 32 acre ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Surrey Docks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 4.2 miles from Horniman Museum
All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Horniman Museum

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Horniman Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horniman Aquarium
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
The basement aquarium at The Horniman follows a long history of marine life at the museum. Sealife has been on display here since 1903 when the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Gallery Road, Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nunhead Cemetery
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Linden Grove, SE15 | 33 minutes from Horniman Museum
Nunhead Cemetery is a 52 acre Victorian burial ground situated on a hill four miles south of Central London. A ruined Gothic chapel overlooks a large ... More
THE BEST

Events near Horniman Museum

Near Horniman Museum
Ongoing
Coral: Fabric Of The Reef
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 10th February to 9th September 2018 - 10am-5pm
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
Dyed and sculpted wool fabric sculptures in inspired by coral reefs by the artist Karen Dodd....More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
London > Events > Kids Events †Dates: 10th February to 28th October 2018
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
Red and yellow and all the colours of the rainbow are explored in an award-winning, family friendly exhibition at the Horniman Museum. Be amazed by how ...More
On Soon
Horniman Museum & Garden's New World Gallery Opens
London > Events > Leisure †Dates: Thursday 28th June 2018 - 10am-5.30pm
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
...More
THE BEST

Entertainment near Horniman Museum

Near Horniman Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bussey Building
London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Horniman Museum
Once an industrial powerhouse, one of the premier cricket bat makers in the country and an air raid shelter during the Second World War, the historic ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Levels
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Levels 1 to 6 Peckham Town Centre Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Horniman Museum
Previously a disused car park, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jack Studio Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
410 Brockley Road, SE4 | 25 minutes from Horniman Museum
The Jack Studio Theatre (formerly known as Brockley Jack Theatre) is a welcoming 50-seat fringe theatre in Brockley - so welcoming that it won the public ... More
THE BEST

Shopping near Horniman Museum

The best shops and markets near Horniman Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rye Books
London > Shopping > Books
45 Upland Road, SE22 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
Lovely local independent bookshop in East Dulwich Rye Books sells fiction, children's books, art and design, and tomes on travel as well as hard-to-find books, gifts ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Moxon's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
149 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 24 minutes from Horniman Museum
This East Dulwich branch of Moxon's fishmongers in Lordship Lane is a friendly shop stocking ethically sourced fish and is regarded as one of the best ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hope and Greenwood
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
20 Northcross Road, SE22 | 24 minutes from Horniman Museum
Excellent ice cream in the summer and a delicious-looking Christmas window in the winter are the kind of thing that make this candy shop a special ... More
THE BEST

Restaurants near Horniman Museum

What are the best dining options near Horniman Museum London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
481 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 | 7 minutes from Horniman Museum
Spanish cuisine. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Horniman Museum
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Babur Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
119 Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, SE23 | 18 minutes from Horniman Museum
North Indian cuisine. Booking advised on weekends. ... More
THE BEST

Education near Horniman Museum

Near Horniman Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Music Everything Ltd
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Parchmore Place, CR7 | 3.1 miles from Horniman Museum
This popular, affordable music school delivers short and intensive part time courses in music production/technology, sound engineering, vocal techniques and keyboard/guitar/dj skills. They also have studios to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3.3 miles from Horniman Museum
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 3.6 miles from Horniman Museum
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
THE BEST

Leisure near Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Rye Common
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Peckham Rye, SE15 | 27 minutes from Horniman Museum
Peckham Rye combines the Park and Common providing a large green space for sports, sun bathing, families and ducks. Notable aspects include ornamental gardens - ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Crystal Palace Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Thicket Road, Penge, SE20 | 28 minutes from Horniman Museum
Although Sir Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace - first erected in Hyde Park for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and moved here a couple of years ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Herne Hill Velodrome
London > Leisure >
Burbage Road, SE24 | 29 minutes from Horniman Museum
One of the oldest cycling tracks in the world, the Herne Hill Velodrome was built way back in 1891 and still hosts regular training for local ... More
THE BEST

Pubs near Horniman Museum

The best pubs near London Horniman Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wood House
London > Nightlife > Pubs
39 Sydenham Hill, SE26 | 15 minutes from Horniman Museum
Located in Dulwich, just next to Sydenham Woods, The Wood House emerged from a major revamp in 2015 with a conservatory-style ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Herne Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, SE22 | 16 minutes from Horniman Museum
Sister pub to The Palmerston on Lordship Lane, The Herne Tavern is quite a different offering and is ideally suited to families with its large outdoor ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
The Crown & Greyhound in Dulwich Village (also known as 'The Dog') is a large pub - really, it's an amalgamation of two: The Crown and ... More
THE BEST

Nightlife near Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 2.7 miles from Horniman Museum
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brixton Beach
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Popes Road, Brixton, SW9 | 2.7 miles from Horniman Museum
Each summer, Londoners can enjoy the charms of the seaside without leaving the city at the rooftop Brixton Beach . I nspired by the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2.7 miles from Horniman Museum
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Horniman Museum

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Horniman Museum.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laban
London > Business > Venue Hire
Creekside, Deptford, SE8 | 3.1 miles from Horniman Museum
Tate Modern architects Herzog & de Meuron went for a shimmering, plastic-clad building when tasked with designing the Laban building, a place where excellence in contemporary ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Old Royal Naval College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2, Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, SE10 | 3.6 miles from Horniman Museum
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born. William ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More

Also in London Road

Our recommendations in the same street as Horniman Museum

No.
Title
Category
 
 

Hotels Near

Horniman Museum

 
 
Near Horniman Museum All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

New on LondonTown

 
 
Chiringuito
Dining 

Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of Childhood's gardens....More

Beef & Brew
Beef & Brew
Dining 

Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan deliver quality steaks that don't break the bank in a ...More

 
Stokey Bears
Stokey Bears
Dining 

Stokey Bears, the burger joint from street food veteran Burger Bear, has its second site ...More

 
The Academy
The Academy
Hotels 

Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound ...More

 
The Frog Hoxton
The Frog Hoxton
Dining 

In July 2018, Adam Handling launches his biggest venture to date, moving The Frog E1 ...More

 
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak
Drinking 

In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
White City Place
White City Place
Attractions 

Previously home to the BBC and north of Television Centre, White City Place is home ...More

 
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Sport 

The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Secret Cinema: Love Gathering
Secret Cinema: Love Gathering
Film Events | On 22nd June 

Bankside

Good news Secret Cinema fans! It's National Kissing ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
V For
Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
East Village Wellness Day
East Village Wellness Day
Sporting Events | On 23rd June 

East Village

Following on from World Yoga Day on 21st June, East Village presents the East Village ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
Queer And Now
Queer And Now
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Summer in London
Summer in London
Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Article 

Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
Article 

In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
Article 

They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
November in London 2018
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
Article 

At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
London Hotels

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for Horniman Museum hotels, including Crowne Plaza Kings Cross from 78% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960