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Events

  • Shared Reading Group

    An informal and sociable group where we read a short-story together and handle objects from the museum that add to the tale.

    Free, drop in

    Monday, 2 June 2014

    • 2.30pm - 4pm
  • 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
  • Experimental Mask Making

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Use simple yet impressive paper sculpting techniques to explore some of the masks in our collections, the cultures they come from and how they relate to you.

    Cancelled

    Tuesday 3 & Tuesday 10 June 2014

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • 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

    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
  • Behind the Scenes at the Horniman - Meet the Conservation Team

    Visit the Conservation facilities after hours and learn how the Horniman objects are preserved

    Book now

    Thursday, 5 June 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
  • 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
  • Experimental Mask Making

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Use simple yet impressive paper sculpting techniques to explore some of the masks in our collections, the cultures they come from and how they relate to you.

    Cancelled

    Tuesday 3 & Tuesday 10 June 2014

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • 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

    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
  • Decorative Felting

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Learn to make felt and find out how it is used in cultures around the world. Be inspired by our many felt hats and create a felt object of your own, from a brooch to a felt panel.

    Book now

    Tuesday 17 & Tuesday 24 June 2014

    • 7pm - 9pm
  • 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
  • The Conservation of Hair

    One day conference at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in collaboration with the ICON Ethnography Conservation Group and the Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

    Booking needed

    Thursday, 19 June 2014

    • 9.15am - 5.00pm
  • 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
  • Hear It Live!

    Join us in the Music Gallery to hear a live performance on our 1772 Kirckman Harpsichord.

    Free, drop in

    Tuesday, 24 June 2014

    • 3.30pm - 4pm
  • 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
  • Decorative Felting

    Part of Learn Create Explore, our new programme of adult workshops and courses.
    Learn to make felt and find out how it is used in cultures around the world. Be inspired by our many felt hats and create a felt object of your own, from a brooch to a felt panel.

    Book now

    Tuesday 17 & Tuesday 24 June 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
  • 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

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

    • 26 May 2014
    • 01 September 2014
    • Gardens

    Extremes Garden

    Discover the amazing adaptations plants have made to survive some of the most extreme conditions on earth.

    Themed planting in the Horniman Gardens includes cacti and succulents from exceptionally hot environments, linked to the Horniman’s Extremes exhibition.