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Past exhibitions

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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:

The Travellers Royal

1977

This exhibition was assembled as part of the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations…

Fiesta Mexicana

1977

This exhibition of Mexican popular art was opened on 27th July 1977…

Music of Islam

1976

This exhibition was opened on 5th April by Lord Trevelyan, chairman of…

African Shelter

1975

This exhibition as created in conjunction with the Arts Council and featured…

The Turcoman of Iran

1972

This exhibition originated at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, and toured the…

Test Exhibition

1960

A test exhibition created to ensure that data is being extracted correctly…

AMY TEST

1960

A test exhibition to see how the Exhibition Activity is working.

Rumanian Folk Art

1957

The Rumanian Folk Art Exhibition was a temporary exhibition held at the…