Join us for a sumptuous evening of Edwardian pleasure and entertainment in the museum and gardens. Celebrate the spirit of this bygone era with tea dance in the Conservatory, extravagant music hall acts, silent film with live piano, curious street performances, a period photo booth, tours, food, drinks and more.
Exclusive Behind the Scenes Talk for Horniman Members
7pm, 7.30pm & 8pm
Discover Mr Horniman’s insect collection stored in the Natural History Research Room with curator Jo Hatton. RSVP to email@example.com to book your place. Limited places.
Edwardian Cinema by the Lucky Dog Picturehouse
6.45-7.15, 7.30-8 & 8.15-8.45pm
The Lucky Dog Picturehouse recreates the experience of early cinema, showing classic silent films with live musical soundtracks played by some of the country's finest young musicians. They will be presenting a selection of films from 1901-1910, including those of English film makers Mitchell & Kenyon and naturalist Percy Smith.
Tea Dance by Patricia Hammond and the Ragtime Parlour
7-7.45 & 8.15-9.15m
Put on your dancing shoes and step back into an age of elegance in the Horniman Conservatory. Patricia Hammond and her Ragtime Parlour will be enchanting the evening with songs such as The Honeysuckle and the Bee, If You Were the Only Girl in the World, Love's Old Sweet Song, On Moonlight Bay and also lesser-known ragtime, waltzes and tangos.
The Edwardian Moustache Cabaret
Welcome to Mr Horniman’s music hall, a world of sensational moustachioed marvels and whiskery wonders!
6.30 & 8pm: Theatrical DJ duo The Roustabouts play decadent and diasporic,spinning sounds from the Edwardian era, all served up with a delightful modern twist.
7 & 8.30pm: Meet the one and only Sir Leopold Aleksander, The Mighty Moustache: sportsman, strongman, circus artist, adventurer and all round paragon of gentlemanly conduct!
7.30 & 9pm: The Amazing Norvil is cunningly charismatic, devastatingly debonair and scintillatingly sinister. To boot, his magic will leave you breathless!
Street performances by Acrojou
7-7.25pm & 8-8.25pm
The Wheel House, a performance from the Acrojou circus, takes two acrobats on a rolling adventure. Expect some theatrical acrobatics, comedy and breathtaking moments of risk, all housed within an exquisite, hand-built structure.
Tours of the original museum
6.45-7.05, 7.45-8.05 & 8.45-9.05pm
Join us for tours of the Horniman with Director of Collections Management Kirsten Walker and learn more about the original design of the building by Edwardian architect Charles Harrison Townsend.
Edwardian Costume by The School of Historical Dress
7.10-7.30, 8.10-8.30 & 9.10-9.30pm
Learn more about Edwardian dress for men, women and children with costume designer Jenny Tiramani. Admire a range of surviving Edwardian garments and costume pieces created by the School of Historical Dress, using original practices and meticulous attention to detail.
Edwardian photo booth by Phox
Have your portrait taken Edwardian style and receive an instant print to remember your experience at the Horniman.
Food & drink
You can also enjoy an Edwardian feast in the Horniman Café, try street food on the Conservatory terrace or visit one of our numerous gin joints.
Discover Edwardian props and objects in the museum shop. Late ticket holders will get a 10% discount in the shop on the night.
This event is suitable for over-18s only.
What our visitors say
Amazing night at the @HornimanMuseum I have a new museum crush!— Matteo Farinella (@matteofarinella) February 27, 2014