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Horniman Museum and Gardens

220 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.
Lucy
Lucy
Lives in London

Tips from locals

Marie
Marie
September 17, 2019
The museum's gardens and park are worth a visit! Beautiful!
Eryka
Eryka
September 09, 2019
Great for kids and outdoor spaces
Ming
Ming
July 29, 2019
very nice local museum with many events going on throughout the year.
Stewart
Stewart
July 12, 2019
A local museum and gardens with views of london
Alison
Alison
July 10, 2019
Great for a rainy day or Saturday farmers market visit.
Location
100 London Rd
England, SE23 3PQ
Phone+44 20 8699 1872
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:30 PM