Events

Horniman Museum and Gardens: October events! 

Exhibitions

Stages of Making
19 October 2019–19 April 2020

Do you know how the things around you were made? What materials were used and who was involved in making them? Step into this immersive exhibition in The Studio where all the artworks have a story to tell about design, techniques and time.

Inspired by the history of the Horniman and its collections, Stages of Making is produced by a collective of local community members working with artist Katie Schwab. Works include painted walls, table tops made from yoghurt pots and a giant rag-rug created from used t-shirts by members of the public. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the exhibition, visitors can join in free making workshops to contribute to the live Studio Archive.
Free.

Special Events

Plonk Crazy Golf
Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, daily during school holidays
Until Sunday 27 October, 10am-5pm

Plonk is bringing buckets of fun to the Horniman with an exciting 9-hole family-friendly challenge. The course has wheelchair access and adapted putters, as well as putters for kids.

Tickets: Child £4, Adult £6, Group £13.50 (up to 4 people) 

Horniman Halloween Fair
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, 10.30am–4.30pm

Join us for fiendish fun at our Halloween Fair. Meet creepy crawlies up close, enjoy spooky storytelling and rides, plus visit our amazing arts and crafts markets and fabulous food stalls. Come dressed in your best costume and join in the Halloween happenings!
Free entry.

Regular Events

Stay in Tune Thursdays
Every Thursday (except during school holidays), 2–5pm

On Thursday afternoons during term time the Horniman will become an adult-friendly space for older people to socialise. Every week will include a range of music-based activities for all abilities as well as tours, demonstrations and information stalls. Extra seating will be provided.
Free.

Hear it Live!
Every Thursday, 3.30-4pm

Join us for weekly performances and talks based on our early keyboard instruments including a chamber organ and piano from the Finchcocks collection, recently restored to playing condition.

Upcoming performances include August Guan playing music on the piano by Handel and Mozart, Dušan Toroman performing works by Byrd and Frescobaldi on the virginals and Roza Bene with a Bach programme for the harpsichord. Please visit the website for full details and dates. www.horniman.ac.uk
Free.

Library Open Day

First Sunday of each month, 10.30am5.30pm
Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures.

Free, drop in.

‘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.

Free, drop in.

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.

Making Time Workshops
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 19 October 2019, 11am–3pm

Come along to these creative workshops held in The Studio where our latest art exhibition, Stages of Making, is on show. Have a go at making, and try out a range of techniques inspired by some of the Horniman’s collections.

Free, drop in.

Horniman Market
Every Sunday from 13 October, 10am–3pm

Our weekly market is moving to Sundays with the extended hours of 10am–3pm. Every Sunday you can enjoy a range of delicious hot food, pick up fresh and seasonal produce from local traders, and treat yourself to irresistible cakes and craft beer.

Free entry.

October Half Term

Slime Workshops
Monday 21 to Thursday 24 October, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm, 4.30pm

Join Einstein’s Entertainers for a wonderfully gooey science workshop full of slimy fun. Perfect for children who love slime! Children can make their own Einstein’s Slime to take home, which can be both stretched and ripped apart due to its amazing molecular structure. Suitable for ages 5+. Tickets: Child £7.50

Horniman Explorers
Monday 21 to Friday 25 October, please see the website for times

Drop into our Hands on Base to discover the collections that make the Horniman special! This half term, explore a world of potions and spells. Take part in short challenges that could have you finding all the ingredients for a witch’s spell or discovering which animal creates the most slime. Free.

Horniman Halloween Fair
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, 10.30am–4.30pm
Join us for fiendish fun at our Halloween Fair. Meet creepy crawlies up close, enjoy spooky storytelling and rides, plus visit our amazing arts and crafts markets and fabulous food stalls. Come dressed in your best costume and join in the Halloween happenings!
Free entry.

www.horniman.ac.uk

Please check the website for updates and for information on regular family activities.