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Adult Events 

Secret Late: Thursday 12 November, 6.30 – 9.30pm
A night of secret wonders awaits. Follow a cryptic trail around the Horniman’s concealed spaces, discover invisible paintings, meet secret characters and uncover hidden knowledge about the Horniman, watch mysterious cabaret performances and enjoy prohibition-time live music, dance and our special secret bar. Tickets: £5. Over-18s only.

Special Events

Rewind: Youth Late
, Saturday 21 November, 6.30 – 9.30pm
The Horniman Youth Panel take over with a night of 90s nostalgia, young new talent and a lot of glow sticks! As well as live music acts, there’ll be a classic pop-up club night, flashback photobooth and a travelling disco lift! Arrive early, the first 250 visitors get a free Rewind wristband. No alcohol please. Suitable for ages 14-19 years.

Regular Family and Weekend Events

Horniman Farmers’ Market: 
Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm (except Saturday 26 September, 9am – 4pm)
A locally sourced, locally sold farmers’ market selling vegetables, meat, bread, flowers, hot food and much more in our glorious Gardens.
 Free entry 

Hear it Live!: Tuesday 24 November, 3.30pm
A live performance on our 1772 Kirckman harpsichord in the Music Gallery. Everyone welcome. Free

Mud Kitchen: 
Friday 6 November, 11am – 12.30pm
A relaxed session for under-5s and their families, to enjoy getting messy playing with earth and water and making mud pies! Collect natural objects to decorate your amazing mud pie creations.

Exhibitions and Displays

Animal Kingdom (Stereoscopic Images of Natural History): Now until 6 March 2016
An interactive display of mesmerising Natural History images by artist Jim Naughten, brought to three-dimensional life through stereoscopic photography.  Featuring mounted skeletons and wet specimens from various Natural History collections, including the Horniman’s. Free

Project Tobong: Now until 10 April 2016
A series of theatrical portraits of the Ketoprak Tobong Kelana Bakti Budaya, one of the last remaining nomadic theatre troupes in Yogyakarta, Java, taken for this collaborative photographic project led by British artist Helen Marshall with Indonesian artist Risang Yuwono. Supported by Arts Council England and the British Council. Free.

Bloom: Closes Sunday 6 December
A series of plant silhouettes, painted by artist Edward Chell, inspired by the Horniman’s own collection of rare Cyanotype folios by 19th century naturalist and early photographer Anna Atkins, and plants in the Horniman’s Gardens and historic collections. Free

Collected and Possessed: 28 November 2015 to 24 January 2016
A unique exhibition of Mark Fairnington’s paintings alongside their inspiration, taxidermy treasures from our stored Natural History collections. Mark Fairnington is a British painter whose work explores the lineage of animal and plant painting, and its relation to how humans understand the natural world. Over the past five years he has been exploring the Horniman’s natural history specimens; looking into hidden spaces in our stores and painting the objects he has found. This project has been funded through Art Happens, the Art Fund’s crowd-funding platform. Free


Tea Trail London
Tea Trail London  is a new web app launched by the Horniman exploring the heritage of tea in London through three unique trails: Tea Through Time, World Tea Tastes and Taking Afternoon Tea. Aimed at encouraging international and UK visitors to London, as well as curious Londoners, to discover and explore new sites in the capital, Tea Trail London brings out the historic stories of tea in a variety of fascinating London venues including museums, shops and tea houses.

Please see our website – for further information on regular family and weekend events including Art Makers, A World of Stories, Hands on Family Workshops and Discovery for All.