Horniman Museum

Museums, Natural history
Horniman Museum
© Paula Glassman Horniman Museum
An anthropological museum set in 16 acres of landscaped gardens, the Horniman has a traditional natural history gallery – dominated by a bizarre, overstuffed walrus – where the exhibits are displayed in traditional cases with no computer touch-screens in sight. There's also an aquarium, a collection of around 1,600 musical instruments with an area where people can play some of them and a permanent gallery dedicated to African, Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian art. The museum provides extensive facilities for families, including a nature trail, weekend workshops and a hands-on base where children can touch museum objects.


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Beautiful place, my 2 year old son loved it, super gardens, aquarium just big enough, stuffed animals museum. Nice food, Day thoroughly well spent.

Another place we went to for the first time a couple of months ago, very unusual museum and well worth a trip!