Horniman Museum and Gardens
223 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.
Tips from locals
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.
A great place for families. Beautiful gardens and outside activities plus free/ticketed exhibitions , aquarium, butterfly house and cafe
Wonderful little museum of natural history, culture and a small aquarium. Great views from the park. On Saturday there is a farmers market
You can take the 312 bus from Portland Road to Horniman Museum. It's a great place for children and adults to explore and has lots of interactive displays.
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