Exhibitions and Displays

Meltdown: Visualizing Climate Change
23 November–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.

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. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the exhibition, visitors can join in free making workshops to contribute to the live Studio Archive. Free.

Youth Late

Saturday 30 November, 6.30-9.30pm

The Horniman Youth Panel is back with their annual museum takeover. Featuring DJs, bands, silent disco, dance performances and a new club room, there is something for everyone. For young people aged 14-19. Free.

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 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.

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. Free.

Library Open Day

First Sunday of each month, 10.30am5.30pm

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

Curiosity Talks
Tuesdays 4pm and Saturdays, 11.30am

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

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.

Horniman Market
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.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ

November 2019 Listings

Please check the website www.horniman.ac.uk for updates

Image © Corey Arnold / Courtesy of Project Pressure