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Horniman Museum & Gardens, London

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
Boasting a collection of over 350,000 objects, Horniman Museum & Gardens focuses on anthropology, natural history, and musical instruments. The museum opened in 1901, designed in the Arts & Crafts style. Explore the wide variety of exhibits, including a textile display, conservatory, African worlds gallery, centenary gallery, torture chair, coffin lid, stuffed animal collection, and more. Stop by the basement to see the aquarium--the newest addition to the collection. To top it all off, visit the lovely garden, quaint cafe, and gift shop. Make Horniman Museum & Gardens part of your personalized London itinerary using our London itinerary maker.
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  • The Horniman Museum is a fabulous place to visit with children. Outside is a wonderful collection of animals which enchanted our children, especially the huge white rabbit. The galleries inside were g...  read more »
  • Taken my 5yr old son a number of times. Had a pleasant experience everytime. Quite a lot to do in a small(ish) venue. Always arts and crafts times. Most recently an interactive dinosaur exhibit.l whic...  read more »
  • This place is good to come to if your on a budget, it's free entry so just spending money to feed yourself needed, there's no parking here so finding a space on a side road or using public transport i...  read more »
  • Amazing eclectic museum with lots to offer from Natural History to Cultural History. Free to enter but Dinosaur and Aquarium have an entrance fee. Great to visit on a quiet day and if it is busy the park and gardens have lots to offer including some fantastic views of central London.
  • I haven't visited Hornimans for many years. I was surprised to see how much has changed. The grounds are beautiful and I enjoyed a picnic in a lovely area with picnic tables. They have an area with different animals, including goats, rabbits, birds and guinea-pigs, a wonderful treat for all. The museum itself is extremely interesting with wonderful 'hands-on' areas where you can try out different instruments from around the world, viewing live bees hard at work and much more. A lovely cafe and the tastiest ice -cream ever!
  • Free museum, and lovely gardens even animals there. you do have to pay if you want to go to the aquarium or whatever exhibition is on. But lots to see for free, also good cafe there. Stunning views of London from top of the gardens, you can see the iconic land marks such as St Pauls and the shard etc.
  • Veary nice park well keeped with a small farm some musical instruments for the kids to play with. Nice view of london. The museum is nice it's free for the most part most of the time they have a lot of school trips going round. Some exhibitions you have to pay for.. the bit with the fish you can see you have to pay for
  • Amazing museum and gardens. Great for a family visit and fit detailed exploring. Very accessible, lots of impressive exhibitions to explore for a relatively small museum.
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