Events this month @ Horniman Museum



Allotment Life

  • To 17 Oct
  • This exhibition combines indoor and outdoor elements to explore the allotment  experience. In Gallery Square, photographs by artist Emma Wood capture the diversity of life on two local allotments. Outside, visit our food garden inspired by these communities.
  • Free admission

Coal, Frankincense and Myrrh – Yemen and British Yemenis

  • To 14 Nov
  • Britain’s Yemenis comprise the country’s oldest established Muslim community. This exhibition explains how and why Yemeni people came to Britain, and how their migration is linked to Yemen’s ancient role as a trading nation as well as its close relationship with Britain.
  • Free admission

Tuareg: People of the Veil

  • To 27 Mar 2011
  • Tuareg: People of the Veil provides a fascinating insight into the culture of the Tuareg people of North West Africa, through the exploration of Tuareg clothing and jewellery.
  • Free admission

Special Events

Thursday Lates
Experience a different view of the Horniman with our programme of late-night cultural events, typically held on the last Thursday of each month. Please book in advance for all Thursday Late events by emailing [email protected] or call 020 8291 8721.

Thurs 2 Sept 8 –10pm

  • A police chief’s attempt to protect beachgoers from a giant great white shark are overruled by the local council with disastrous results, in this famous Spielberg thriller.
  • Adults £8.50, Children 12 and under £4
  • Please book in advance at or by calling the box office on 01304 361919.

Chill Out Sundays

Relax and enjoy live music in the beautiful surrounding of the Gardens.

Park Life Capers

Come on an amazing kids adventure on Tuesdays in August!

Children’s and Family Activities

  • Please ensure that children are accompanied at all times in our sessions, unless the listing states otherwise.
  • All events are free except for those with a price listing.
  • The majority of our family events are ticketed. Please collect session tickets from the Information Desk 30 minutes in advance.
  • Un-ticketed sessions are listed “Drop In”.
  • Places are limited and queuing will sometimes be necessary.

Where can I find out more?

Read the Fun Kids review on the Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum was founded by Victorian tea trader Frederick Horniman in 1901, and is where you can discover the natural and cultural world:

  • Horniman Aquarium; dive into an underwater world
  • Music Gallery; sound out instruments from every continent
  • African Worlds; celebrate Africa’s history and diversity
  • Centenary Gallery; encounter world cultures
  • Natural History Gallery; step back in time
  • Environment Room; the Environment Room is now closed but the bees will be buzzing back next spring.
  • Hands on Base; touch and explore real objects
  • Library; find out more about the collections
  • Gardens; enjoy 16 acres of beautiful green space
  • NEW Nature Base; explore the natural world with the Horniman beehive and fun interactive displays