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Video guides make Horniman more accessible to visitors

The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, south London has launched a series of video clips designed to improve access to its galleries and Gardens. Seventeen videos, hosted throughout the Horniman’s website, give a visual introduction to each space as well as allowing visitors to see a virtual journey from Forest Hill train station and bus stops nearby, and along routes within the Horniman including to the lifts, the Café and toilets. A further nine videos will be made live soon. The videos aim to ‘demystify’ the Horniman for first-time visitors, especially for disabled visitors whose visit can be greatly enhanced by the opportunity to know exactly what to expect, before making their trip. Connie Churcher, Digital Manager at the Horniman says: ‘The Horniman has lots to offer for everyone and is very accessible once you’re on site, but we know that visiting new places can be very daunting whether you have particular access requirements or not. We wanted to break down that barrier and show people exactly what they can expect during their …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – July events

World Gallery Now Open The World Gallery is a new permanent gallery which celebrates human creativity, imagination and adaptability, displaying over 3,000 extraordinary objects from the Horniman’s internationally important anthropology collection. Presented as a series of encounters with cultures from across the continents, the gallery gives visitors a glimpse into other ways of understanding the world. The displays include a beautiful camel saddle from North Africa, Chinese paper offerings, the prow of a Libyan refugee boat, a Native American tomahawk and a sword made of sharks’ teeth from Kiribati in the Central Pacific. These are complemented by new acquisitions and commissions, as well as sections on different ways of categorising objects and on the history of the Museum. The opening of the World Gallery is the culmination of a five-year project that has also involved the transformation of the gallery space to re-introduce daylight and capture the spirit of the original museum building. Shared World Summer Season 8 July – 2 September  This summer we celebrate the opening of our new World Gallery with a …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – New events

World Gallery Opens 29 June The World Gallery is a new permanent gallery which celebrates human creativity, imagination and adaptability, displaying over 3,000 extraordinary objects from the Horniman’s internationally important anthropology collection. Presented as a series of encounters with cultures from across the continents, the gallery gives visitors a glimpse into other ways of understanding the world. The displays include a beautiful camel saddle from North Africa, Chinese paper offerings, the prow of a Libyan refugee boat, a Native American tomahawk and a sword made of sharks’ teeth from Kiribati in the Central Pacific. These are complemented by new acquisitions and commissions, as well as sections on different ways of categorising objects and on the history of the Museum. The opening of the World Gallery is the culmination of a five-year project that has also involved the transformation of the gallery space to re-introduce daylight and capture the spirit of the original museum building. Displays Yamal: The Stream of Life Opens Friday 29 June Photographer Bryan Alexander has spent the last 25 years documenting the …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – May events

Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm March to October Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times. Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in a tropical indoor garden. The specially-planted habitat is the perfect place to experience free-flying butterflies and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Tickets: Adult £6, Child £6, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £15 [includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman. Standard prices also available.] Book at www.horniman.ac.uk or in person at the Museum. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits. Advance booking recommended.   Special Events Dawn Chorus Walk Saturday 5 May, 5-7am Experience the many bird songs that make up the dawn chorus on an early morning tour of the Horniman Gardens. Ornithologist David Darrell-Lambert will help you to identify the birds as you hear them. Hot drink and a pastry included. Suitable for ages 10+. Tickets: Child £5, Adult £8 Under the Sea Late Thursday 17 May, 6.30-9.30pm Immerse yourself in all things under the …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – April events

Exhibitions Colour: The Rainbow Revealed 10 February-28 October Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. Be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived, discover how animals use colour to attract and hide, and look into how different colours mean many different things for people across the planet. The exhibition is also full of family-friendly displays and interactive games including an Art Machine for you to create your own vibrant masterpiece, a Mood Room with multi-coloured lights, and a Colour Café to learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds. Ticket prices: Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Standard prices also available. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition. For more information and to book tickets go to www.horniman.ac.uk. Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm March to October Last admission 30 minutes before closing. See the website for seasonal opening times. Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in …