Memorial. A Tribute to Taxidermy
WHAT’S ON – HORNIMAN MUSEUM DECEMBER 2016
Raise the Roof Choir
Thursdays, 5 January – 16 March 2017
7-9pm Come and sing songs from jazz to gospel, from old crooners to contemporary pop. We welcome everyone! Tickets for the term: Adult £85, Concession £75
Horniman Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm
A locally sourced, locally sold farmers’ market selling vegetables, meat, bread, flowers, hot food and much more in our glorious Gardens.
A World of Stories
Every Sunday (except 30 October, 4, 18 & 25 December, 1 January) 2-2.45pm, 3.15-4pm
Our storytellers will whisk you to faraway places and different times in these fun and interactive sessions. Their stories, inspired by our exhibitions, festivals and nature bring the Museum’s collections to life. Free. Suitable for families with children aged 5+
Every Saturday (except 15 October, 29 October, 26 November, 3, 17, 24, 31 December) 1.30pm & 2.45pm
Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman’s collections or seasonal celebrations. Different themes each week, please check the website.
Tickets: £3 Child. For families with children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sat 10 Dec: Porthole Pictures
Every Tuesday and Wednesday
10.30am, 11.15am, 12pm
Christmas break: 20, 21, 27, 28 December, 3 & 4 January 2017
Lively sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers during term-time. Activities include storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play.
Free. Collect tickets from the Ticket Desk area or Pavilion on the day. Please note: these sessions are not suitable for nursery school groups.
Hear it Live!
Last Tuesday of every month, 3.30-4pm (Except December – see below)
Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument collection, including our 1772 Kirckman harpsichord. Free
Wed 28 December, 2.30-3pm: Join us for a demonstration of the ocarina, an ancient wind instrument, then get the chance to play one yourself.
Tues 31 January 2017: Join us for a live performance on our 1772 Kirckman harpsichord.
Hands on Base: Family Activities
Saturdays, 11am, 11.45am and 12.30pm
Excluded dates: 17, 24, 31 December
Discover the collections that make the Horniman special. Each week, these fun family sessions will explore a different theme linked to our collections. Sessions are aimed at families with children aged 3+. Free
Sat 10 Dec Explore Toys
Hands On Base: Open for All
Excluded dates: 30 October, 4, 18, 25 December, 1 Jan 2017
Discover the collections that make the Horniman special. Explore and touch things from African masks to sharks jaws in our Hands on Base, then use your explorer skills to discover the galleries and gardens in a new way. Free. Drop in.
Exhibitions and Displays
Memorial. A Tribute to Taxidermy
To Monday 1 May 2017
Ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long challenges ideas and perceptions of this art and craft. Inspired by pieces selected from the Horniman’s historic collection, Jazmine pays tribute to the unknown craftsmen of the past to produce a series of beautiful works that explore the journey from taxidermist to museum. A film featuring rare insights into the process and production of her own work are also presented in this fascinating and thought-provoking display. Free
European Wildlife Photographer of the Year
To Sunday 15 January 2017
The Horniman’s latest exhibition displays all the winning photographs in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition. The 84 exceptional images showcase the beauty and diversity of the natural world, capturing unique moments such as the glory of the northern lights, a new-born seal’s first glimpse of the world and an ant’s tiny landscape magnified into a colourful ‘fairyland’. The exhibition also includes overall winner Richard Peters’ photograph of an urban fox, Shadow Walker.
The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is owned by the GDT-Society of German Photographers. Free
Until Sunday 8 January 2017
A photographic display by João Marcos Rosa showcases the incredible wildlife of Brazil. These stunning images feature paths where jaguars hunt, rivers where giant otters fish and the enormous trees where harpy eagles build their nests. Free
The Horniman Museum and Gardens opened in 1901 as a gift to the people in perpetuity from tea trader and philanthropist Frederick John Horniman, to ‘bring the world to Forest Hill’. Today the Horniman has a collection of 350,000 objects, specimens and artefacts from around the world. Its galleries include natural history, music and an acclaimed aquarium. Indoor exhibits link to the award-winning display gardens – from food and dye gardens to an interactive sound garden – set among 16 acres of beautiful, green space offering spectacular views across London.
Please note: The anthropology galleries (African Worlds and Centenary Gallery) are closed until spring 2018 while we develop a new World Gallery and studio space. To find out more visit horniman.ac.uk/worldgallery
Opening times and admission. The Horniman Museum is open daily 10.30am-5.30pm, except 24 – 26 December, when it is closed. The Gardens open at 7.15am Monday to Saturday and 8.00am on Sunday and Bank Holidays, and close at sunset. Entry to the Museum and Gardens is free but charges apply for the Aquarium and some special exhibitions and events. Horniman Members go free – horniman.ac.uk/members.
Access. The Museum and the Gardens are both wheelchair and pushchair friendly with accessible toilets. Limited on-site parking is available for disabled visitors.