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The Horniman Museum & Gardens

Frederick John Horniman, Victorian tea trader and philanthropist, began collecting objects, specimens and artefacts 'illustrating natural history and the arts and handicrafts of various peoples of the world' from around 1860.

His overarching mission was to 'bring the world to Forest Hill' and educate and enrich the lives of the local community. That collection has since grown to over 300,000 objects. 80,000 anthropology specimens from around the world, including artefacts of major national and international significance.

More than 8,000 Musical Instruments, representing music making around the world, over 250,000 Natural History specimens of local, national and worldwide origin and large living collections in the Aquarium, Animal Walk and the 16 acre Gardens.


http://www.horniman.ac.uk/collections/about-the-horniman-museum-and-gardens-collections





Look out for...

  • The 1 ton, over-stuffed Walrus that hasn't moved no more than 25 feet in over 113 years

Museum Video


Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire


  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.


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London Area: South

Address

  • Horniman Museum & Gardens
  • 100 London Rd
  • Forest Hill
  • London
  • SE23 3PQ

Directions

  • TFL Zone

    Zone 3

  • National Rail

    • Forest Hill

    Overground

    • Forest Hill

    Bus Numbers

  • 176, 185, 197, 356, P4

FREE Admission

Open Hours
Monday 10:30am 17:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am 17:30pm
Wednesday 10:30am 17:30pm
Thursday 10:30am 17:30pm
Friday 10:30am 17:30pm
Saturday 10:30am 17:30pm
Sunday 10:30am 17:30pm
Bank Holidays 10:30am 17:30pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 8699 1872
Email
Website The Horniman Museum & Gardens
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