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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:

Greek Folk Art

1979

This travelling exhibition was advertised as the first exhhibition of Greek folk…

Carnival of Animals

1978

'Carnival of Animals' was an exhibition of instruments selected from the musical…

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…