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Events

  • Lewisham Healthy Walks

    Join our weekly walk around the gardens with Lewisham Healthy Walks. Once a month we host a walk and talk event for participants where you can stay after the walk to meet museum staff and learn a bit more about the work we do. Click on the title above for further details.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 3 April 2014 to 26 June 2014

    • 11.00am - 11.45am
  • Music Matters

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    A relaxed ten week course, suitable for all. Listen to and discuss Western Classical music led by tutors keen to share their knowledge and love of Classical music with you.

    Course underway

    Every Thursday from 24 April 2014 to 3 July 2014
    (Except 29 May 2014)

    • 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Behind the Scenes at the Horniman - Life in the Kalahari Desert

    Anthropologist, film maker and activist Hugh Brody talks to us about the lives of the San people of the Kalahari Desert

    Book now

    Thursday, 1 May 2014

    • 7pm - 8pm
  • Raise the Roof - Thursdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop, from cultures across the world. We welcome everyone – all you need are vocal chords!

    Course underway

    Every Thursday from 24 April 2014 to 3 July 2014
    (Except 29 May 2014)

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

    Free, ticketed

    Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 22 April 2014 to 25 June 2014
    (Except 14 May 2014, 21 May 2014, 27 May 2014, 28 May 2014, 10 June 2014, 18 June 2014)

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • CPD: Build a Wildlife Garden

    Teachers are invited to find out how to encourage minibeasts and other local wildlife into their school grounds.

    Free booking

    Tuesday, 6 May 2014

    • 4.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Learn the Art of Iyengar Yoga - Tuesdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Improve your physical fitness, posture, flexibility, strength and sense of poise while learning these ancient asanas (postures).

    Course underway

    Every Tuesday from 29 April 2014 to 8 July 2014
    (Except 27 May 2014)

    • 6.30pm - 8pm
  • Raise the Roof - Tuesdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop, from cultures across the world. We welcome everyone – all you need are vocal chords!

    Course underway

    Every Tuesday from 29 April 2014 to 1 July 2014
    (Except 27 May 2014)

    • 7pm - 9.15pm
  • Basket Making with Recycled Maps

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Learn to plait your own basket using recycled maps, inspired by plaited basketry in our collections and Mr Horniman’s travels around the world.

    Course underway

    Tuesday 29 April & Tuesday 6 May 2014

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

    Free, ticketed

    Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 22 April 2014 to 25 June 2014
    (Except 14 May 2014, 21 May 2014, 27 May 2014, 28 May 2014, 10 June 2014, 18 June 2014)

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Lewisham Healthy Walks

    Join our weekly walk around the gardens with Lewisham Healthy Walks. Once a month we host a walk and talk event for participants where you can stay after the walk to meet museum staff and learn a bit more about the work we do. Click on the title above for further details.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 3 April 2014 to 26 June 2014

    • 11.00am - 11.45am
  • Music Matters

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    A relaxed ten week course, suitable for all. Listen to and discuss Western Classical music led by tutors keen to share their knowledge and love of Classical music with you.

    Course underway

    Every Thursday from 24 April 2014 to 3 July 2014
    (Except 29 May 2014)

    • 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Raise the Roof - Thursdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop, from cultures across the world. We welcome everyone – all you need are vocal chords!

    Course underway

    Every Thursday from 24 April 2014 to 3 July 2014
    (Except 29 May 2014)

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

    Free, ticketed

    Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 22 April 2014 to 25 June 2014
    (Except 14 May 2014, 21 May 2014, 27 May 2014, 28 May 2014, 10 June 2014, 18 June 2014)

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Learn the Art of Iyengar Yoga - Tuesdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Improve your physical fitness, posture, flexibility, strength and sense of poise while learning these ancient asanas (postures).

    Course underway

    Every Tuesday from 29 April 2014 to 8 July 2014
    (Except 27 May 2014)

    • 6.30pm - 8pm
  • Raise the Roof - Tuesdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop, from cultures across the world. We welcome everyone – all you need are vocal chords!

    Course underway

    Every Tuesday from 29 April 2014 to 1 July 2014
    (Except 27 May 2014)

    • 7pm - 9.15pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

    Free, ticketed

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Lewisham Healthy Walks

    Join our weekly walk around the gardens with Lewisham Healthy Walks. Once a month we host a walk and talk event for participants where you can stay after the walk to meet museum staff and learn a bit more about the work we do. Click on the title above for further details.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 3 April 2014 to 26 June 2014

    • 11.00am - 11.45am
  • Music Matters

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    A relaxed ten week course, suitable for all. Listen to and discuss Western Classical music led by tutors keen to share their knowledge and love of Classical music with you.

    Course underway

    Every Thursday from 24 April 2014 to 3 July 2014
    (Except 29 May 2014)

    • 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Raise the Roof - Thursdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop, from cultures across the world. We welcome everyone – all you need are vocal chords!

    Course underway

    Every Thursday from 24 April 2014 to 3 July 2014
    (Except 29 May 2014)

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • Busy Bees

    Join lively sessions for under 5s, every Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

    Free, ticketed

    Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 22 April 2014 to 25 June 2014
    (Except 14 May 2014, 21 May 2014, 27 May 2014, 28 May 2014, 10 June 2014, 18 June 2014)

    • 10.30am - 11am
    • 11.15am - 11.45am
    • 12pm - 12.30pm
  • Learn the Art of Iyengar Yoga - Tuesdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Improve your physical fitness, posture, flexibility, strength and sense of poise while learning these ancient asanas (postures).

    Course underway

    Every Tuesday from 29 April 2014 to 8 July 2014
    (Except 27 May 2014)

    • 6.30pm - 8pm
  • Raise the Roof - Tuesdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop, from cultures across the world. We welcome everyone – all you need are vocal chords!

    Course underway

    Every Tuesday from 29 April 2014 to 1 July 2014
    (Except 27 May 2014)

    • 7pm - 9.15pm
  • Lewisham Healthy Walks

    Join our weekly walk around the gardens with Lewisham Healthy Walks. Once a month we host a walk and talk event for participants where you can stay after the walk to meet museum staff and learn a bit more about the work we do. Click on the title above for further details.

    Free, drop in

    Every Thursday from 3 April 2014 to 26 June 2014

    • 11.00am - 11.45am
  • Music Matters

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    A relaxed ten week course, suitable for all. Listen to and discuss Western Classical music led by tutors keen to share their knowledge and love of Classical music with you.

    Course underway

    Every Thursday from 24 April 2014 to 3 July 2014
    (Except 29 May 2014)

    • 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Raise the Roof - Thursdays

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop, from cultures across the world. We welcome everyone – all you need are vocal chords!

    Course underway

    Every Thursday from 24 April 2014 to 3 July 2014
    (Except 29 May 2014)

    • 7pm - 9pm

Exhibitions

  • Free

    • 08 March 2014
    • 07 September 2014
    • Balcony Gallery

    Whisper of the Stars: Traditional Life in Arctic Siberia

    Stunning photographic exhibition portraying the traditional life of indigenous peoples across the remote Russian Arctic.

  • Free

    • 26 March 2011
    • 01 September 2014
    • Balcony Gallery

    The Art of Harmony

    With musical instruments on loan from the V&A and the Horniman, The Art of Harmony explores traditions of Western classical music and instruments as makers of music, works of art and emblems of social status.

  • Free

    • 12 April 2014
    • 22 June 2014
    • Centenary Gallery

    OBJECT in FOCUS: Figures from the Roof of the World

    Special temporary display in the Centenary Gallery of 16 Tibetan figures, as part of the Object in Focus series.