Events

Horniman Museum and Gardens – April events!

Exhibition

Brick Wonders
Until Sunday 27 October

Discover amazing wonders from around the world made entirely from LEGO® bricks.

From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, travel through history and explore over 50 models made using half a million LEGO® bricks.

Build your imagination at the interactive play areas, and don’t miss two special models of Horniman icons created especially for the show.

Ticket prices:  Child £5; Adult £9: Family (up to 2 adults, 2 children) £20. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation.

Displays

The Lore of the Land
Until Sunday 2 June

The first exhibition in our new arts space, The Studio, explores our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world.

Artist Serena Korda has worked with a Collective of local community members to create a multi-sensory installation featuring ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on recordings of the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees. The exhibition includes a display of 100 objects from the Horniman’s anthropology collection which have been selected by Korda and a Collective of local community members.

Free.

Sea Nomads
Until Sunday 23 June

The Bajau Laut, an ethnic group of Malay origin, are some of the last true marine nomads. For centuries they have lived out their lives almost entirely at sea. Photographer James Morgan highlights efforts to conserve their culture and the spectacular underwater environments they have called home for centuries.

Free.

Special Events

Easter Fair
Saturday 20 April & Sunday 21 April, 10.30am–4.30pm 

Join in the Easter fun with the whole family at the Horniman Easter Fair!

Go on our Easter trail, create something crafty in our workshops, sit down for some storytelling, have your face painted and enjoy family activities across the Gardens.

Free entry.

Outset Teen Tours
Saturdays 20, 27 April, 1pm

Get a fresh perspective on our collections with these special tours designed and led by a young person. Support by Outset in partnership with Mishcon de Reya.

Free, drop in.

Spring Welly Walk on the Nature Trail
Saturday 27 April, 1.45-3.30pm

Get your wellies on and join us on the Horniman Nature Trail to explore the animals, insects and plants that thrive there in spring. Have a go at sweep-netting, tree-beating and identifying what you discover.

Suitable for children aged 5+.

Tickets: Child £3, Adults £5

Easter Holidays

A World of Stories
Friday 19 April, 11am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 3.15pm

Be whisked away to faraway places and different times in these enjoyable storytelling sessions inspired by the Horniman’s collections. Suitable for children aged 5+.

Free.

Regular Events

Horniman Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 9am-1.30pm

Visit the Horniman Farmers’ Market every Saturday to pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens you will find stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat, craft beer and delicious hot food. We also have regular guest traders specialising in treats such as luxury chocolates, homemade jams and irresistible cakes.

Free entry.

Library Open Day

First Sunday of each month, 10.30am–5.30pm

Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures.

Free, drop in.

Hear it Live!
Last Tuesday of every month, 3.30-4pm

Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument collection, including our 18th-century harpsichord.

Free.

‘Welcome to the Horniman’ Tours
Wednesdays and Saturdays 4pm, Sundays 11.30am

Our Visitor Hosts provide a short introduction to the Horniman on these informal tours.

Curiosity Talks
Tuesdays, 4pm and Saturdays, 11.30am

Enjoy talks on a range of fascinating objects and topics, delivered by our Visitor Hosts.

Free, drop in.

Please see the website – www.horniman.ac.uk– for information on our regular family activities including Busy Bees, Art Makers, A World of Stories and Hands on Base Activities.  

Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill SE23 3PQ

www.horniman.ac.uk