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Horniman Café

The Horniman Café is a light and airy space extending to a beautiful outdoor terrace.

  • Horniman Cafe outdoor terrace, Photo by Sophia Spring
    , Photo by Sophia Spring

  • Delicious treats in the Horniman Café, Photo by Sophia Spring
    , Photo by Sophia Spring

With menus for adults and children, we serve a delicious selection of hot and cold meals, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, fair-trade teas and coffees and cold drinks including beer and wine.

The meat we serve is locally sourced, the fish from sustainable sources, as well as locally-sourced beer, breads and homemade cakes.

We use only the best quality produce from suppliers we are proud to work with including Volcano Coffee Works, Birchall Tea, Paul Rhodes Bakery, William Rose Butchers and Marshfield Farm Ice Cream.

Regular visitor? Collect a stamp each time you visit for our hot drinks loyalty card.

Our menus are available to eat-in or takeaway. Highchairs are available.

Opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm (last orders for hot food: 5pm)
(the Café is also open during Late events)

Horniman Gift Shop

Inspired by the Museum's richly diverse collections, the Horniman Gift Shop is a treasure trove of gifts for everyone.

Our children's toys, musical instruments from around the world and British-made mementos are hard to resist. Books on the local area sit beautifully with fairly traded products and thoughtful craft ranges.

And it doesn't stop there. We are constantly changing our products to ensure that we always have something new - you'll be sure to find that last minute gift idea, or maybe just a treat for yourself!

Opening hours: 10am – 5.30pm

Butterfly House Gift Shop

You can find a whole host of butterfly related gifts, cards and plants in our Butterfly House gift shop, in the Butterfly House itself. 

Our plants change seasonally, so there is always something new to see and buy. Come in and have a look.

Opening hours: The Butterfly House shop is open from 10am daily, closing at 4pm in winter and 5pm in summer, except 24 - 26 December.

  • Butterfly House Plants, Plants on sale in our Butterfly House, C Churcher
    Plants on sale in our Butterfly House, C Churcher