Past exhibitions

Ever wondered what exhibitions happened at the Horniman before your visit? Browse through our past exhibitions and learn about what people have been able to see on display in the past.

Discover exhibitions and displays from the past as you browse this section, from Romanian dress styles to music from India, from displays about tents to modern taxidermy art.

This section is a work in progress.

Explore past Exhibitions:

Brick Wonders


From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the…

Rio carnival


The Rio Carnival exhibition will showcase some of the percussion instruments that…

Memories of China


Free display exploring the lives and experiences of Chinese migrants in the…



Our new family friendly exhibition offers budding explorers the chance to find…

Music from India


This photography exhibition showcases traditional music making in Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam,…