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Horniman Museum  

 
 
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100 London Road, SE23 3PQ
 
 
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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.
 

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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.

 

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Permian Monsters: Life Before the DinosaursPermian Monsters: Life Before the DinosaursPermian Monsters: Life Before the DinosaursMeet the giant insects and bizarre looking animals who used to inhabit earth 252 million years ago in the family friendly Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs exhibition at the Horniman Museum. Before Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex,life on earth was dominated by fearsome sabre-toothed predators, giant insects and strange reptiles with mam2020-02-17T00:00:00+00002020-11-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  15th February to 1st November 2020
Meet the giant insects and bizarre looking animals who used to inhabit earth 252 million years ago in the family friendly Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs exhibition at the Horniman Museum. Before Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex,life on earth was dominated by fearsome sabre-toothed predators, giant insects and strange reptiles with mam... More about this event
 
As I Live And BreatheAs I Live And BreatheThought-provoking works on the theme of waste by award-winning visual artist Claire Morgan including a large-scale installation suspended from the ceiling.2020-02-17T10:00:00+00002020-05-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Horniman Museum, 100  London Road      SE23 3PQ
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London's Best Events 2020

Find out the best London 2020 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2020 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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
Vauxhall City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
165 Tyers Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 4.1 miles from Horniman Museum
Vauxhall City Farm was transformed from derelict land in 1977 by a group of eager and dedicated volunteers. Now this 1.5 acre working farm ... 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
 
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Near Horniman Museum
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As I Live And Breathe
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May 2019 to 4th May 2020 - 10am-5.30pm
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
Thought-provoking works on the theme of waste by award-winning visual artist Claire Morgan including a large-scale installation suspended from the ceiling....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th February to 1st November 2020
Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, SE23 | Same location as Horniman Museum
Meet the giant insects and bizarre looking animals who used to inhabit earth 252 million years ago in the family friendly Permian Monsters: Life Before the ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Horniman Museum

Near Horniman Museum
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poodle Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
167 Sydenham Road, SE26 | 23 minutes from Horniman Museum
Small comedy in Sydenham with a friendly atmosphere, drinks and freshly popped popcorn. They get a good line-up of acts, some of whom you may ... 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
 
 
 
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Rivoli Ballroom
London > Entertainment > Theatres
350 Brockley Road, Crofton Park, SE4 | 26 minutes from Horniman Museum
A rare surviving example of an early 19th century cinema to a ballroom, t he 1950's Rivoli Ballroom is one of the oldest ballrooms in London ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Horniman Museum London?
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Horniman Museum clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bussey Rooftop Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Fifth Floor Roof, Unit B, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 2 miles from Horniman Museum
Parallel to the famous Frank's Cafe, five storeys upon the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar sits ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peckham Cellars
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
125 Queens Road, SE15 | 2.2 miles from Horniman Museum
The 80-strong wine list at Peckham Cellars, a neighbourhood wine bar and kitchen a stone's throw from Queens Road Peckham station, has been ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ninth Life
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
167 Rushey Green, SE6 | 35 minutes from Horniman Museum
Giving Catford's oldest pub a new lease of life, Ninth Life adds live music, a food market and a nine-room immersive theatre space to ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 

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