Sunday 7 April 2024

Horniman Museum and Gardens - April


Dear Dominic

This month, get close up to some curious creatures, tee-off from the Clocktower with the return of minigolf and visit the Museum after hours in our first Late.

Family activities

A small reptile in a child's hand

Habitat Heroes with Wild Fangs

Monday 8 April

Get up close and personal with some curious creatures. Learn fun facts about the animals including the important role they play in their natural habitats.

A mother and child making some paper craft

Family Craft Saturdays

Every Saturday, 2-4pm

Make some nature-inspired craft this month including a suncatcher and flower craft using handprints. These free fun sessions are run by our wonderful volunteers.

A drag queen talks into a microphone whilst a woman holds up an open book

Baboo the Unusual Bee

Sunday 21 April

Celebrate Earth Day with Baboo the Unusual Bee. Join author Lliana Bird, illustrator Aysha Tengiz and glamorous drag queen Glitzy Von Jagger for storytelling and friendship flower making.

After hours at the Horniman

Two women looking at a photography display in the Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum Lates

First Thursday of every month from 4 April, 5.30-9pm

Experience the Museum after hours at the Horniman's monthly Lates. Enjoy our galleries and current exhibitions as well as discounted Aquarium and Dinosaur rEvolution tickets. April's Late includes a Cantonese tour of our 茶,चाय, Tea (Chá, Chai, Tea) exhibition.


An animatronic T-rex model in the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition

Dinosaur rEvolution

Now open

How did some dinosaurs survive extinction? And which dino features are better – horns, spikes or quills?

Visit our family-friendly exhibition and discover what dinosaurs really looked like. Featuring large animatronic models, fossil skeleton and skull casts, drawing stations and dressing up.

A mannequin dressed in an outfit worn by a female tea plantation worker

茶, चाय, Tea (Chá, Chai, Tea)

Until 7 July 2024

Explore the history and enduring significance of tea across the world in this free exhibition. 

Discover the origins of tea-drinking culture, how tea is produced from the people who work on the plantations and different tea recipes.

Regular free events

A keyboard display in the Music Gallery

Hear it Live!

Thursday 11 April, 3.30-4pm

Enjoy a performance by Kate Semmens (soprano) and Steven Devine who plays the virginals and harpsichord from our Music Gallery collection.

An orange teapot and jar of Ayeeyo's Blends on a table

Tea Tasting with Ayeeyo’s Blends

Sunday 14 April, 11am-3pm

Drop in to the Conservatory to enjoy Somali tea with Ayeeyo’s Blends, and learn more about tea culture in Africa.

In the Gardens

From April our Gardens are open for walks until 7.30pm, except the Nature Trail which closes earlier at 4pm.

A wooden walrus on one of the holes on the mini golf course

Mini Golf by UrbanCrazy

Open daily during school holidays, weekends and bank holidays

Show off your putting skills on the nine-hole mini golf course. Tee-off from the Clocktower, putt past the Walrus, and try for a birdie at the Butterfly House!

Perfect fun for families and with adapted putters for wheelchair users.

A view of a welcome sign on the Nature Trail and the Trail in the distance

Nature Trail

Explore a wild, woodland environment on the Horniman's Nature Trail. Featuring a wide variety of plants and wildlife that depend on each other for survival, the Nature Trail is carefully managed by our Gardens team.

Watch a video about the Nature Trail with our Head of Horticulture on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.

125th Anniversary Appeal

A visualisation of visitors in the new Natural History Gallery

With the Natural History Gallery now closed we are counting down to the redisplayed space opening in 2026. This will coincide with the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Horniman Museum. We would love you to join us in celebrating our 125th birthday and to be part of an exciting future for the Horniman.

Royal Collection Trust - Be the first to tour the East Wing of Buckingham Palace


Royal Museums Greenwich - What's on this April? 🐣


Gif timelapse of historic clock
Ready to spring forward?
This Sunday is not just Easter Sunday, but it’s also the time our clocks will change, and we will be setting our clocks to one hour ahead. This means longer days with lighter evenings and (hopefully) warmer weather…
At Royal Museums Greenwich there are plenty of ways to celebrate throughout the Easter holidays. Join in with a wide range of activities across all our sites, take a stroll through Greenwich Park as it springs into life or discover our latest exhibition. Come and explore Greenwich this April!
Why do the clocks change?
But most importantly...
Will I lose or gain an hour in bed when the clocks go forward? Find out all there is to know about this biannual event.
Egg-citing family fun!
Woman holding her daughter on board Cutty Sark
Cutty Sark
Climb aboard this Easter and enjoy some fantastic family activities.
Woman with daughter in her arms and a teenager girl to the left in front of fabric toys
National Maritime Museum
Join us for fun creative workshops to learn all about protecting the environment.
Three children on the floor of the Queen's House drawing on paper
The Queen's House
Come along for a special workshop inspired by the tapestry Feeling Blue.
Children and adults sat in the Planetarium's chairs watchin the show
Royal Observatory
Get ready for some astro-themed family fun this Easter, from shows to film screenings.
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What's on this April?
Picture of the sky with a new crescent moon
Space live - Eid Moonsighting
9 April | Online | Free
Scan the skies with our astronomers and the New Crescent Society, for a live sighting of the new crescent Moon.
People sat in Plantarium chairs looking up at the show
Special screening: Lilo & Stitch
27 April | 6.30-8.15pm | Royal Observatory
Watch an all-time family favourite, Disney's Lilo & Stitch, in London's only planetarium.
Person standing on a boat looking at the horizon
Wind, Tide & Oar
23 April | 6-10pm | National Maritime Museum & Cutty Sark
Join us for the premiere of Wind Tide & Oar, an exploration of engineless sailing. Includes a screening, Q&A and drinks reception.
Group of people in costumes singing inside Cutty Sark
The Old Time Sailors
25 April | 7.30-10pm | Cutty Sark
Sail back in time for a lively night of singing and dancing like a drunken sailor.
People listening to a concert in the Great Hall of the Queen's House
Lunchtime Concerts
Selected weekdays | 1-2pm | Queen's House
Take an hour out of your day to relax and listen to talented musicians from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Cherry blossoms in Greenwich Park
Make the most of the extra daylight
Enjoy everything Greenwich Park has to offer - and keep an eye out for the cherry blossom!
Look ahead
Royal Observatory
International Planetarium Day
5-6 May | Royal Observa