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Horniman Museum and Gardens

225 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This beautiful museum is in a large landscaped garden. It houses musical instruments (some of which you can play), an aquarium, and an array of natural history treasures, including a comical taxidermy walrus. My favourite is the merman/monkey fish, which was thought to be part monkey, part fish, but was later found to be made of a fish and papier-mâché. There are occasionally dance and musical events in the lovely 19th century conservatory by the cafe. Even if you can’t get a ticket to one of these, the conservatory is worth a visit anyway.
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September 09, 2019
Great for kids and outdoor spaces
November 02, 2019
Regular exhibition, the museum is set in wonderful grounds
October 11, 2019
Eccentric collector of all things weird and wonderful from around the world. With an aquarium, butterfly house and a small farm. Set in some lovely gardens with a great view of London.
July 29, 2019
very nice local museum with many events going on throughout the year.
October 14, 2019
Little known but fascinating local museum
September 17, 2019
The museum's gardens and park are worth a visit! Beautiful!
August 31, 2019
Wonderful little museum of natural history, culture and a small aquarium. Great views from the park. On Saturday there is a farmers market

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100 London Rd
England, SE23 3PQ
Phone+44 20 8699 1872
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 10:00 AM