Saturday 16 February to 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. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition. See www.horniman.ac.ukfor more information.
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.
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.
EVOLUTION of The Artist and The Exhibited Works
Until Sunday 17 March
An installation of beautifully crafted life-size crochet animal sculptures by UK based Crochetdermy® artist Shauna Richardson. Part natural history, part anthropology, the display includes trophy heads of a bear and a lioness, as well as monkeys and an infographic showing the ‘evolution’ of Shauna’s work. Supported by Roseberys Auctioneers. Free.
Horniman X Goldsmiths
Thursday 21 March, 6.30-10pm
Explore the Horniman at night with Goldsmiths academics and students who give creative and critical responses to our collections, gallery spaces, and history. For ticket details go to www.horniman.ac.uk. Over-18s only.
Youth Takeover Family Day
Saturday 23 March, 12noon-4pm
The Horniman Youth Panel take over the Museum for a day of family friendly activities inspired by performance. Part of the Lewisham Live Festival. Free, drop in.
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.
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.
Tuesdays, 4pm and Saturdays, 11.30am
Enjoy talks on a range of fascinating objects and topics, delivered by our Visitor Hosts. Free, drop in.