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Follow this trail to discover ten highlights on display here at the Horniman.All on display
Archive photography showing moments from the early years of the Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Explore architecture from three centuries in this tour of the buildings at the Horniman Museum and Gardens.All on display
Claudius Rich's sketches of life in 19th century Iraq give us a unique view of life in both the courts and streets of the Middle East.
Find out more about the pioneering work of Anna Atkins illustrated with beautiful images of her cyanotypes of British algae.
Discover the highlights of our South Asian collection
It is essential and deathly, a source of poetry and horror, vital for surgeons and vampires.
Discover some highlights from our African collections.
Butterflies were always close to Frederick Horniman's heart and they appear throughout our collections where you may not expect them.
Discover how Carnival is celebrated across the globe with our collections
Zachary Kingdon, Curator of African Collections at World Museums Liverpool, describes an important object in our Anthropology collections and shares his research on its vendor, C. D. Hotobah During.All on display
Meet some of the pioneering women associated with the Horniman and its collections.
Deputy Keeper of Anthropology Fiona Kerlogue explores Romanian folk art.
How did different dog breeds evolve from the wolf?All on display
A collection of our our royal objects spanning 9 monarchs
We worked with Afghan journalist Zia Shahreyar and British-Iranian historian Bijan Omrani to explore some of our collections from Afghanistan and the neighbouring areas of Pakistan.
Doublepreps are skeletal and taxidermy specimens, which reveal how skeletons, and sometimes organs, fit inside the skin. Here are some highlights of the twenty or so in our collection.
Taking a closer look at our more interesting and significant specimens discovered in the Bioblitz Natural History Collections Review.
Charles Jamrach's exotic animal collection and his London legacy.
Our Deputy History Keeper reveals the secrets inside the Horniman Merman and the surprising history behind the mysterious 'mermaids' in museum collections.All on display
Hugh Brody is an anthropologist, activist, writer and filmmaker. This story written by Hugh features objects from the Hornimanâ€™s collection and excerpts from Hughâ€™s film â€˜Overtureâ€™ which documents the â€¡Khomani Sanâ€™s recent efforts to claim back their ancestral lands.
Food Anthropologist, Dr. Kaori Oâ€™ Connor gave the public lecture 'Hot Spice Gingerbread and Edible Symbols' at the Horniman as part of the Collections People Stories project in June 2013. Here she takes us on a tour of the history of gingerbread reflecting on related objects found in the Horniman collection.
Our Natural History Gallery dates from the early 1900s, but the gallery displays remain surprisingly familiar.
Highlights from Frederick Horniman's compelling collection of insects, mostly assembled between the 1870s and 1890s.
Discover more about the man who invented the aquarium and features in our own Horniman aquarium.
From Roman rock pools to the Horniman's lunar-sensitive coral tanks, this story describes the development of the aquarium.
Follow this trail to discover 12 unique and varied sundials at the Horniman, 11 of which can be seen in the Gardens.All on display
Exploring the curious objects relating to witches and cunning folk from our anthropology collections.
Bronwen Harries explores Southern Sudan through the eyes of 1930s anthropologist Edward Evans-Pritchard.
Helen Sabiri explores tea drinking along the silk road, travelling through China, Tibet, India, Afganistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Russia and Turkey.
British objects used for baking and cooking among the Anthropology collections here at the Horniman.
Our Documentation Manager searches the Horniman stores and archives for objects relating to Captain Scott, Ernest Shackleton and their voyages.
Highlights from the Horniman's truly international cup lineup, made out of everything from painted porcelain to carefully carved stone.
Discover varied animals, musical instruments and cultural objects from Brazil.
34 South Londoners took part in a project called Community Fieldworkers. Here we display the artworks and research they created as part of the project.
Professor Peter Riviere reflects on the cultural and historical importance of a selection of objects from Guyana in our collections.
Dr. Jennifer Wexler describes archaeological materials in the Horniman's collections.
Curator Tom Crowley writes about his trip to Pakistan to collect examples of the striking costume worn by Kalasha women and to try to find out why Kalasha women make such distinctive clothes.
Charlie Lea of Royal Holloway, University of London takes us through the Horniman's collection of 'happy' objects whilst looking out for universal routes to contentment.
Exploring the histories and personal memories of Tibetan people to everyday objects in our collections
Dr Helen Cornish of Goldsmiths University explains the power of our magical 19th and 20th century British charms and amulets.
Roy Vickery of the South London Botanical Institute explains how common vegetables, fruit and weeds were used in traditional medicine.