Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

4.3
#7 of 19 in Childrens Museums in London
Boasting a collection of over 350,000 objects, Horniman Museum and Gardens focuses on anthropology, natural history, and musical instruments. The museum opened in 1901, designed in the Arts & Crafts style. Explore the wide variety of exhibits, including a textile display, conservatory, African worlds gallery, centenary gallery, torture chair, coffin lid, stuffed animal collection, and more. Stop by the basement to see the aquarium--the newest addition to the collection. To top it all off, visit the lovely garden, quaint cafe, and gift shop. To visit Horniman Museum and Gardens on your holiday in London, and find out what else London has to offer, use our London trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Such an eclectic collection of things! there really is something for everyone here! Entire species of animals, the obvious overstuffed Walrus, collections of stuff from the East and West, an enormous ...  more »
  • Perfect alternative to the Natural History Museum. Lots of interesting things to see and the gardens are lovely.  more »
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  • Went to see the Brick Wonders exhibit. Tickets for adults are £8 or £9 with gift aid. Quite small, but worth a visit. The exhibit is great and the sculptures explain what they are and how long they took. Also wandered round the rest of the museum and the gardens, there is a great view of the skyline from the gardens. Well worth a visit, particularly if you are travelling with children
  • Great day out for kids. Lovely grounds, with great views over London. Small aquarium, with cool jellyfish. Nice cafe, small petting zoo and butterfly house. The main museum houses stuffed animals and a fantastic array of instruments from across the world. Various fun events throughout the year. Whenever you are stuck for something to do with your toddler or young one, then head to this lovely museum for a great day out.
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