January events at the Horniman Museum

January 1, 2010

Exhibitions

Nature as Designer

  • Until Sun 10 May 2009
  • Simple elegant objects, both natural and man-made, act as inspiration to artists and designers. This unusual exhibition combines photography, design and nature and includes beautiful large scale photographic images of objects displayed in unexpected and truly inventive ways.
  • Free admission

Myths and Monsters

  • Sat 13 Feb – Sun 5 Sept 2010
  • Cyclops, unicorn, yeti, dragon, the chimera… are these creatures real or imagined? Take a journey into the strange world of Myths and Monsters and unravel the truth behind universal legends and myths. Discover the origin of the Cyclops, the links between dragons and the dinosaurs, and why the yeti is the monster most likely to be real.  Featuring a captivating mix of animatronics, specimens and photography, this celebrated blockbuster show explores some of our best-known ancient myths and the possible scientific explanations behind them.
  • Adults £5, Concs £3, Children £2.50, Children under 3 FREE; Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £13

Special Events

Miss Horniman Presents

  • Mon 15 and Thurs 18 Feb 11.30am, 1.15pm and 3pm
  • Join magical Miss Horniman on a journey through the Museum to discover some of the Horniman’s own myths and monsters.
  • Free admission
  • Everyone welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Nature Trail Discovery

  • Weds 17 Feb 2–3.30pm
  • Join Jim Murphy from the Trust for Urban Ecology and discover a winter environment of insects, animals, birds, trees, plants and amphibians.
  • Free admission
  • Everyone welcome. Children must be aged 3+ and accompanied by an adult. Tickets available half an hour before the session from the Information Desk. Limited spaces.

Nature In Focus: Garden Birds

  • Fri 19 Feb 11.30am–4pm
  • Find out what birds do in the winter and how you can help them survive until spring, with Jo Hatton, Keeper of Natural History.
  • Free admission
  • Everyone welcome. Drop in.

Chinese Lantern Making

  • Sat 20, 27 Feb 1.30 –3.30pm
  • Each year Chinese NewYear celebrations end with the Lantern Festival. The lanterns symbolize brightness, happiness and reunion. Come and celebrate the Lantern Festival by making and decorating a beautiful brightly-coloured lantern.
  • Free admission
  • Everyone welcome. Children must

London Consort of Winds

  • Sun 7 Mar 1– 4pm
  • Celebrate a medley of music from this popular ensemble.
  • Free admission
  • Everyone welcome.

Nzinga Dance Ensemble Concert

  • Sun 21 Mar 3– 4pm
  • Move your feet to rhythms from Africa and the Caribbean.
  • Free admission
  • Everyone welcome.

Raise the Roof Concert

  • Sun 28 Mar 2.30–3.30pm
  • Enjoy songs from around the world with the Raise the Roof Choir.
  • Free admission
  • Everyone welcome.

Children’s and Family Activities

Busy Bees

  • Every Wed from 6 Jan – 31 Mar
  • Every Fri from 8 Jan – 26 Mar
  • 10.30am, 11.15am and 12pm
  • Fun sessions for Under 5s and their carers discovering the Museum. Creative play, enchanting stories from around the world, Museum objects and simple craft activities, changing every week.
  • Free admission
  • For families with children aged under 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available from the Information Desk at 10.30am and 11.30am. Limited spaces.

Family Storytelling – Tales from the Galleries

  • Every Sat from 9 Jan – 27 Mar
  • 2.15–3pm and 3.30– 4pm
  • Our collections and Gardens come alive with enchanting stories from around the world.
  • Free admission
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. Check at the Information Desk for the location of the session.

Make and Create

  • Every Sat from 9 Jan – 27 Mar – 1.30 – 2.15pm and 2.45 – 3.30pm
  • Celebrate festivals and the changing seasons through art and craft each weekend. Make a plaster cast from nature, be inspired by Fabric of a Nation with your own fabric prints, create a Merman, make a bees nest and get festive for Chinese New Year with dragon puppets and lanterns. Please visit www.horniman.ac.uk for detailed information about individual sessions.
  • Free admission
  • For families with children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available half an hour before the session from the Information Desk. Limited spaces.

Hands On

  • Every Sat from 9 Jan – 27 Mar – 11–11.45am and 12.15 – 1pm (except 30 Jan)
  • Every Sun from 10 Jan – 28 Mar – 2 – 2.45pm and 3.15– 4pm
  • Touch real objects from all over the world in these family sessions. Explore animals, toys, puppets, music, costume and much more in themed workshops using our amazing handling collection. Please visit www.horniman.ac.uk for detailed information about individual sessions.
  • Free admission
  • For families with children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available half an hour before the session from the Information Desk. Limited spaces.

Family Art Fun

  • Mon 15, Tues 16, Wed 17, Thurs 18, Fri 19 Feb – 11am– 3.30pm
  • Join us in the school holidays for creative drop-in sessions. Create Mardi Gras Jesters and animal dioramas. Please visit www.horniman.ac.uk for detailed information about individual sessions.
  • Free admission
  • For families with children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in. Queuing may be necessary. Last entry 2.45pm.

Discovery For All

  • Sat 23 Jan; 13, 27 Feb; 13, 27 Mar – 2 – 3.30pm
  • Mon 15 to Thurs 18 Feb – 1.30 – 3pm and 3.30 – 5pm
  • How sharp are shark’s teeth? How do you wear a sari? Have you ever played a West African thumb piano, balanced a gourd on your head or stroked a badger? Explore thousands of real objects from around the world in these special sessions, including our new China Story Box.
  • Free admission
  • Everyone welcome. Children must be 3+ and accompanied by an adult. Drop in, some queuing may be necessary.

Nature Explorers

  • Tues 16, Thurs 18 Feb – 11.30am–12.30pm, 1.15 – 2.15pm and 3– 4pm
  • Explore the natural environment and world around us with craft, games and other fun-filled activities inspired by our collections, Gardens and Nature Trail.
  • Free admission
  • For families with children aged 5 and under. Tickets available half an hour before the session from the Information Desk. Limited spaces.

Children’s Courses

After School Art Club: Funky Fabrics!

  • Every Fri from 15 Jan 4–5.15pm
  • Be inspired by the Fabric of a Nation exhibition and create your own beautiful designs onto fabric. Learn screen printing, batik, block printing and other fun decorative techniques.
  • £15 5 sessions

After School Art Club: Monster Makers!

  • Every Fri from 26 Feb 4–5.15pm
  • Come and explore the Myths and Monsters exhibition! Design and create your own imaginary monster sculpture using chicken wire and plaster bandaging techniques.
  • £15 5 sessions
  • Children must be aged 8+ and do not need to be accompanied by an adult during the session. For the above courses book in advance.

African Drumming for Children aged 5 – 12

  • Every Sun from 17 Jan (except 21 Feb) 11 – 11.30am
  • With Nzinga Dance Ensemble.
  • £25 10 sessions
  • For enquiries and bookings contact Nzinga Dance on 020 8314 5498, email [email protected] or by post to PO Box 36992, London SE64WH.

Public Information

  • Opening hours: 10.30am – 5.30pm
  • Free Admission to the Museum and Gardens.  All exhibitions and activities are free unless otherwise stated.
  • Telephone: 020 8699 1872
  • National Rail: Forest Hill
  • Bus routes: 176, 185, 312, 356, P4

Where

Horniman Museum
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London
SE23 3PQ

www.horniman.ac.uk