Short newspaper article reproducing a section of an account of a visit paid to the Horniman Museum, published initially in the Pupil Teachers’ Journal. The mentioned visit to the Horniman Museum took place on Tuesday and Thursday, the 19th and the 21st of July (unknown year), and the visitors were two groups of students numbering about fifty each time, accompanied by Mr. Ballantine and Mr. Furneaux. Some of the visitors had already paid a visit to this Museum before, but for most of them it was a revelation that such an impressive establishment should exist, and yet be so little known. Many questions were asked about exhibits and collections, and even the question “who is Horniman?” was raised. As a gentlemen passionate about Nature’s wonders, Mr. Horniman chose to share with the general public his passion and his treasures, similar to other illustrious donors such as Tate, Livesey or Minet.
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