Colour: The Rainbow Revealed, 10 February-28 October
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

Be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived, discover how animals use colour to attract and hide, and look into how different colours mean many different things for people across the planet.

The exhibition is also full of family-friendly displays and interactive games including an Art Machine for you to create your own vibrant masterpiece, a Mood Room with multi-coloured lights, and a Colour Café to learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds.

Eye for Colour Exhibition at World Museum Liverpool.
Images by Gareth Jones

Ticket prices: Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Standard prices also available. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition.

For more information and to book tickets go to www.horniman.ac.uk.


Coral: Fabric of the Reef, until Sunday 9 September
Inspired by the Horniman’s Aquarium and Natural History collection, artist Karen Dodd uses woollen fabric – dyed and sculpted, and intricately bound and stitched – to draw attention to coral and coral reefs, simultaneously celebrating their beauty and raising awareness of their vulnerability in the face of increasing environmental change.


Regular Events 

Horniman Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 

Visit the Horniman Farmers’ Market every Saturday to pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens you will find stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat and delicious hot food. We also have regular guest traders specialising in treats such as luxury chocolates, homemade jams and irresistible cakes.

Free entry.

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.

Hear it Live! – Last Tuesday of every month, 3.30-4.30pm

Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument collection, including our 18th-century harpsichord.


Regular Family Events

February Half Term: 12-16 February

Family Art Fun, Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February at 11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm

Enjoy free craft activities inspired by our family-friendly exhibition Colour: The Rainbow Revealed. Suitable for children for aged 3+.


Hands on Base: Horniman Explorers
Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February at 11am, 2pm

Drop in to these fun sessions to explore and touch objects from pueblo drums to puppets in our Hands on Base. Suitable for children for aged 3+.

Free. Drop in. 

Big Wednesday: Colour and Carnival
Wednesday 14 February, 10.30am-3.30pm

Celebrate the brilliant colours of Carnival costumes with performances and storytelling.


Carnival Dance Workshop
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February
10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm (45 minute workshop)

Learn to dance like you’re partying through the streets of Brazil with Gandaia Arts. Suitable for families with children aged 4+.

Tickets: £5 per person.