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The Horniman Museum Reopening

We are delighted to report that the Horniman Museum is reopening this week on Thursday 30 July. Visitors (including Members) will need to pre-book for a free, timed entry slot. Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place, including hand sanitisation stations, an enhanced cleaning regime, updated signage and a one-way visitor route. Some attractions including the Aquarium and Butterfly House will remain closed initially, and some interactive exhibits have been removed or covered up. Free, advance booking required – horniman.ac.uk. Exhibitions and Displays Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs Extended to 3 January 2021 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. In this fascinating, family-friendly exhibition, which is travelling to the UK for the first time, you can discover more about this mysterious time period. …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – February events!

Exhibitions and Displays Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs 15 February – 1 November 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. In this fascinating, family-friendly exhibition, which is travelling to the UK for the first time, you can discover more about this mysterious time period. On display will be fossil skeletons as well as full-size models and animatronics that bring the Permian back to life. You can also sift through interactive dig pits and get creative in an art area. A relaxed opening for families who are unable to visit when the Horniman is busy will take place on Thursday 16 April, 9–10am. For more information, please see the Special Events section. In addition, look out for Permian Monsters activities during the school holidays. Permian Monsters: Life …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – January events!

Exhibitions and Displays Stages of Making Until 19 April 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 free daily drop-in making sessions to contribute to the live Studio Archive. Free. Turn It Up: On Paradoxes Until Sunday 21 June Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings, presented as some of the world’s most opulent ceremonies. Free. Ed Sheeran’s Guitar Until 31 May On loan from Ed Sheeran MBE. See Ed Sheeran’s custom-built ‘x’ Martin & Co. acoustic-electric guitar on display in the Music Gallery. This guitar was played during the star singer-songwriter’s 2015 North American tour promoting his phenomenally successful second studio album x (Multiply), which was released in 2014. It was used for songs such as ‘Photograph’ and ‘One’. Made for him by …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – December events!

Exhibitions and Displays 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. Visitors can join in free daily drop-in making sessions to contribute to the live Studio Archive. Free. Meltdown: Visualizing the Climate Crisis Now until 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 …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – July events!

Exhibitions and Displays  My Model City 6 July-1 September 2019 My Model City, my dream today, our dreams tomorrow. What might the city of the future look like? And whose ideas, needs and dreams should shape it? My Model Citywill become the testing ground for a new vision of urban life, explored through an installation created by young people from Peckham Platform and the Horniman, in collaboration with muf architecture/art. Free. Grasslands Garden Now open Wander through wild landscapes in the Grasslands Garden, featuring spectacular plants from North American prairie and South African grasslands. Celebrating critically threatened wild landscapes, the garden includes beautiful summer-flowering species such as yellow coneflowers, sword lilies and summer hyacinths. Linked to the World Gallery, the naturalistic planting scheme was devised by Olympic Park designer James Hitchmough. Free. Sunken Garden Brick Wonders-themed display Flowering June to September The summer bedding display in the Sunken Garden features lobelia, carex, petunias and marigolds in six colours, planted in rectangular and square blocks inspired by the LEGO® bricksin the Brick Wonders exhibition. Free. Special Events Plonk Crazy …