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The people of south London should be grateful that when Mrs Horniman threatened ‘either we leave or the collection does’, her husband Frederick John Horniman chose to keep his collection where it was, on the site of what is today the Horniman Museum. Demolished and rebuilt so that the objects could be properly displayed, the museum was re-opened in 1901 and has brought ‘the world to Forest Hill’, allowing us to get up close and personal with objects you might otherwise be unable to see ‘in the flesh’ – or rather ‘without the flesh’ in the case of stuffed animals. Here are seven of the best things you can find there.
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