The Horniman Museum’s Natural History Department

One newspaper article about the new additions to The Horniman Museum’s Natural History Department.
The famous Natural History Museum in Kensington has always attracted a steady number of visitors, proof of the general public’s keen interest in the animal life – whether alive or stuffed specimens. The Horniman Museum at Dulwich, as one of the latest additions to the Museums list of this country, has an already well-known section of Natural History, remarkable through the care with which the animals are set up. During the last week alone, there have been numerous additions to the Natural History collection: Indian and African deer, Australian bear, monkeys and Brazilian squirrels. The success of this Museum is clear: 6,000 visitors on Easter Monday and the following day. Mr. Horniman is in nomination for an office, and he might shortly be the Sheriff of London.

Collection Information

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