Horniman Museum scrapbook of press cuttings and other items, 1888 - 1901

This oversize scrapbook contains a selection of press cuttings, invitations, admissions tickets, posters and other ephemera relating to the public opening and operation of the Surrey House Museum (the predecessor to the Horniman Museum and Gardens) based at the former home of Frederick John Horniman. The scrapbook covers public events and exhibitions held at the Museum and its gardens from 1888 to the demolishing of Surrey House and the building of the Horniman Museum in 1901. Please note: this volume is currently partially catalogued. More item descriptions and images will be uploaded as soon as they become available.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk