Family Craft Saturdays

Join our volunteer team on Saturday afternoons for family craft activities inspired by the Museum’s collections.

Learn about some of the 350,000 objects in the Horniman’s collections, and discover more about music, nature, wildlife, and the world around us.

Get stuck into some crafts and have fun with our wonderful volunteers at these free, drop-in sessions.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Let’s get green

On 30 September we are celebrating Green Week! Make a badge out of a bottle cap and learn how to reuse everyday items.


Cha Chai Tea

Join this fantastic facilitated craft session inspired by our Cha, Chai, Tea exhibition, running on 7 October.

Black History Month

On 14 and 24 October, join us for an exciting session to create your own Carnival accessories inspired by Caribbean carnival costumes from our collection to celebrate Black History Month and the contribution Caribbean culture has brought to the UK.

Halloween Fair

On 28 October we will be running a Halloween family craft as part of the seasonal fair! Book your tickets to join us.



On 4 November, we will be making colourful Calaveras, or floral skulls, to celebrate Mexican Day of the Dead.

Cha, Chai, Tea

On 11 November we will be running a session linked to our latest exhibition, Cha, Chai, Tea.

Falling leaves

Why do leaves change colour and fall in autumn? Join this session on 18 and 25 November to learn why and get crafty by creating your own leaves mask!


Tell a story of YOU

This activity is inspired by Naomi Hobson exhibition ‘Adolescent Wonderland’. On 2 December, join us to create a piece of collage by decorating a box with all the things you like to create and tell the story of you.

Christmas card recycling

Join us on 9 and 16 December to discover a fun way to make new Christmas decorations recycling old Christmas cards!