Titanophoneus Animatronic_Permian Monsters_Courtesy Gondwana Studios

Exhibitions and Displays

Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs
Now until 1 November 2020

252 million years ago, in a period called the Permian, life on Earth was dominated by extraordinary creatures. It was a time of fearsome sabre-toothed predators, giant insects and bizarre-looking sharks. The Permian ended with a mass extinction that destroyed 90% of all life, paving the way for the Earth’s next great rulers… the dinosaurs.

Tickets*: Child £5, Adult £9, Family (up to two adults and two children) £20. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited entry. *Prices include a voluntary Gift Aid donation which helps support the work of the Horniman.

See www.horniman.ac.uk for more information and to book tickets.

Stages of Making
Until 19 April

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 daily making activities to contribute to a live archive or book for one of the special workshops. See the website for more details. Free.

Special Events

Crossing Borders Common Ground
Saturday 21 March, 11am – 3.30pm

See the Horniman through new eyes! Come along to this exciting event where all performances, activities and workshops are run by people who have recently arrived in south east London. Meet your new neighbours and celebrate the diversity of Forest Hill and our local area.

BSL Storytelling: A World of Stories
29 March, 2-2.45pm and 3.15-4pm

Enjoy tales from around the world, presented by our deaf storyteller and signed in BSL. Stories will be interpreted into spoken English so that any hearing family members can come along and enjoy the sessions too. Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Please check the website for further details. Free.

Regular Events

Stay in Tune Thursdays
Every Thursday (except during school holidays), 2–5.15pm

On Thursday afternoons during term time the Horniman becomes an age-friendly space for adults to socialise and enjoy hands-on music sessions, concerts, tours and more. There is extra seating and a more relaxed grown-up atmosphere across the Museum, plus a special offer in the Café. For more information, please contact the Community Engagement team at communitylearning@horniman.ac.uk. Free.

Hear it Live!
Every Thursday, 3.30-4pm

Join us in the Music Gallery every week for concerts featuring our early keyboard instruments from the 17th to 19th centuries. Upcoming performers include Dušan Toroman (square piano), Masumi Yamamoto (virginals) and Callum Anderson (organ). 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, 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.

Horniman Market
Every Sunday, 10am–3pm

Visit our weekly market to 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. Located in our glorious Gardens you will also find regular guest traders specialising in everything from natural bodycare to homemade jams. In addition, special markets will take place throughout the year.

Library Open Day

First Sunday of each month, 10.30am-5.30pm

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

Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road,  Forest Hill SE23 3PQ

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