Horniman Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm
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 26 April
A live performance on our 17th-century harpsichord in the Music Gallery. Everyone welcome. Free.
Exhibitions and Displays
Dinosaurs: Monster Families – now until 30 October
Discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs and their young in this family-focused interactive exhibition. Dinosaurs: Monster Families shows how dinosaurs looked after their eggs, nests and babies. Meet ‘Baby Louie’, a cast of the nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur hatchling; dig in the discovery pit; touch a real dinosaur leg bone and come face-to-face with T-Rex’s relative – a life-size Tarbosaurus skeleton cast. Plus have fun at the interactive exploration stations, while dinosaurs fill the room in vivid illustrations.
Visitors will also be able to see a fossilised egg of the extinct elephant bird, on loan from Sir David Attenborough’s private collection, and enjoy an exciting programme of dinosaur-themed events and activities to complement the exhibition.
Ticket prices: Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation. See www.horniman.ac.uk/dinosaurs for more information and to buy tickets. Horniman Members enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition.
Here, Now – until Monday 6 June
Here, Now is a collaborative project delivered in partnership with photographer Nana Varveropoulou and Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers.
At a time when we are presented with one dominant narrative about refugees, this project tells another side of the story by illustrating individuals’ different experiences of migration to South East London.
Over four months, Nana worked alongside ten newly arrived migrants in the local area to produce a series of portraits. Throughout the project, individuals took an active role in how they were represented. Thinking about places that, in some way, are associated with their lives in London, each individual decided where and how they would be photographed as well as providing the text that accompanies their portrait.
The resulting work offers a glimpse into life for new arrivals, their challenges, the ups and downs and the experiences we all share as Londoners. Free.
Cook and the Kangaroo – until Sunday 5 June
See one of the first European paintings of an Australian animal, ‘’The Kongouro from New Holland’ by the artist George Stubbs, alongside the Horniman’s taxidermy mount of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo. This small display will explore Captain Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, which encountered new landscapes, people, plants and animals.
Part of a collaborative project between five museums, led by Royal Museums Greenwich, and funded by the Art Fund and HLF. Free.
Please see www.horniman.ac.uk for further information on regular events and activities including Art Makers, A World of Stories and Discovery for All.