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Happening at the Horniman: June 2019

Find out all the events and activities happening during June around the Museum and Gardens.

Exhibitions and Displays

It is the last few days of The Lore of the Land by Serena Korda and the Collective in the Studio Space. See it before it closes on Sunday 2 June and find 100 objects from our anthropology collection, scented ceramics and a soundscape that reflects the chemical process in plants.

  • As I Live and Breathe, One of the artworks, which make up part of the Clare Morgan display
    One of the artworks, which make up part of the Clare Morgan display

As I Live and Breathe, is a thought-provoking, dramatic body of works created by Award-winning, internationally exhibited visual artist Claire Morgan. The artworks draw upon the theme of waste and the impact that humans have on their surroundings. See the pieces in the Natural History Gallery and Gallery Square, open now.

Visit the Natural History Gallery and say hello to Green Turtle taxidermy specimen on loan from the Natural History Museum, and learn about what we can all do to help conserve sea turtles.

  • Green Turtle, The Green Turtle on loan from the Natural History Museum, London
    The Green Turtle on loan from the Natural History Museum, London

Visit Brick Wonders downstairs off Gallery Square. The exhibition features 50 wondrous marvels from across the world and our history, from the Great Barrier Reef to iconic landmarks such as Old London Bridge and an Ancient Egyptian pyramid. Visitors can build their own awesome creations in our two interactive play areas, take on the tower-building challenge and add to our graffiti wall.

Our Lego brick-inspired summer bedding planting is now in place in the Sunken Gardens, so stop by to see the colours as they start to emerge.

You don’t have long left to see James Morgan photography display of the Bajau Laut, the last remaining true marine nomads. Sea Nomads shows their efforts to conserve their culture, adapting to the changing environment. You can visit the Sea Nomads exhibition in the Balcony Gallery. See it before it closes on Sunday 23 June.

Always Part of the Story depicts hidden and visible aspects of disability. The display from The Access Advisory Group shows that the world can be experienced and understood in many ways. The display is on until June 2020 in World Gallery.

Happening in June

Get a fresh perspective on our collections with a 20-minute tour on Saturday 2 June at 2pm, designed and led by a young person

Join us for a free day of fun, celebrating World Oceans Day all day on Saturday 8 June. There will be talks about sharks and turtles from our Natural History Keepers, as well as a talk about the Lego lost at sea. You will see puppets walking around the grounds, a pop-up plastic installation in the Aquarium as well as stories, singing and craft activities.

  • Jellyfish from our Aquarium, Jellyfish in the Aquarium
    Jellyfish in the Aquarium

There is a Members’ Exclusive: Meet the Animals session taking place on Friday 14 June, so get your ticket now.

Join us on Tuesday 25 June for a Hear it Live! performance of The Shona mbira of Zimbabwe by An Mbira duo.

Regular Activities

  • Plonk, Plonk
    , Plonk

Grab a golf club and get the Plonk Crazy Golf course a go, in their 9-hole putting course. It is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is also open every day of the school holidays and on Bank Holidays.

If you are a new visitor to the Horniman or would like a refresh to our collections then come along to one of our Welcome to the Horniman Tours.  Tours with our fantastic Visitor Hosts take place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Every Saturday morning pop down to the Horniman Farmer’s Market to pick up the freshest, local produce.

Every Thursday you can learn more about our incredible musical collection with Music Matters!

On Sunday 2 June, our library will be open to the public to explore some of our rare books and talk to our knowledgeable librarians.

  • A world of stories, Storytelling at the Horniman
    Storytelling at the Horniman

Be whisked away too far off places with A World of Stories every Sunday.

Art Makers will give you the chance to create some amazing art every Saturday.

The Hands on Base will be open every weekend for you to explore our Handling collection.

Join us for Busy Bees - lively sessions for under 5s, including storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play, taking place on selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time.

Please Note

The Gardens open at 7.15am from Monday to Saturday, and from 8am on Sundays. The Gardens currently close at 8.50 pm.