Exhibitions and Displays
Stages of Making
Now until 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. Visitors can join in free daily drop-in making sessions to contribute to the live Studio Archive. Free.
Meltdown: Visualizing the Climate Crisis
Now until 12 January 2020
The Horniman is hosting the UK premiere of this exhibition that features images of glaciers to demonstrate the impact of climate change across the world.
Since 2008, Project Pressure has been commissioning artists to document the impact of retreating glaciers across the world and the resulting consequences for billions of people. The exhibition emphasises the importance of glaciers in an artistic and scientific way, and provides unique insights into the world’s fragile ecosystem and our changing global climate. Free.
Ed Sheeran’s Guitar
from 09 November 2019 until 31 May 2020
Music Gallery. Ed Sheeran’s custom-built ‘x’ Martin & Co. acoustic-electric guitar, played during the star singer-songwriter’s 2015 North American tour.
Stay in Tune Thursdays
Every Thursday (except during school holidays), 2–5pm
On Thursday afternoons during term time the Horniman will become an age-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, drop in.
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, drop in.
Making Time Workshops
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 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.
Every Sunday, 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.
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.
Tuesdays 4pm and Saturdays, 11.30am
Enjoy talks on a range of fascinating objects and topics, delivered by our Visitor Hosts. Free, drop in.
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ
Please check the website www.horniman.ac.uk for updates.