Thursday 1 June 2017

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On in June

Indian Summer season graphic
Indian Summer
9 July – 3 September

This summer we’re bringing the sights and sounds of South Asia to south east London with a season of incredible events and exhibitions. Join us for outdoor festivals, live performances, dance, films, displays and crafts inspired by this wonderful region.

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Copperband Butterfly fish
Under the Sea with Arts Network
Saturday 17 June
11am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm

To celebrate Creativity and Wellbeing Week we have a day of family activities inspired by the sea. In the morning you can explore real objects such as shark jaws and blowfish, and in the afternoon we have fun art and craft sessions. The day is run in partnership with Arts Network, an arts organisation for people with mental health needs.

The birds painting by Joanna Acaster-Davis
Friends’ Art Exhibition
Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 June
10.30am – 4.30pm

The 26th annual Friends’ Art Exhibition showcases work from South London’s vibrant artistic community. Paintings, prints, textile art and sculptures will be for sale by both new and established local artists and there will also be the chance to win original work by some of the exhibitors.

Free entry
Taxidermy specimen of a Bengal Tiger
Bengal Tiger
Until Sunday 3 September

A stunning taxidermy Bengal Tiger is now on display in the Natural History Gallery, on loan from the Natural History Museum.

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Refugee Week Event
Saturday 24 June, 11am – 3pm
Enjoy a day of activities and workshops run by local organisations working with asylum seekers and refugees. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts and educational events that celebrate refugees' contribution to the UK.

Free. Everyone welcome.
Map of land and rivers
Until Sunday 26 November

Pani is the word for water across large parts of South Asia. Using symbols drawn on terracotta water containers and vibrant maps, artist Daksha Patel explores the complex relationships between people and water and draws attention to the environmental issues in the region.

Find out what inspired Daksha to create Pani in our blog.

Supported by Roseberys Auctioneers
Horniman walrus graphic on kids t-shirt
New in the Horniman Gift Shop

Two exclusive new ranges are now available in our Gift Shop. Taking inspiration from our unique collections, and all produced in the UK, we have special products for children that feature an illustration of our iconic walrus as well as a bespoke range of homewares.

Members enjoy 10% off all purchases in the Gift Shop.
Hetty Feather
Elsewhere in London

Foundling Museum
Picturing Hetty Feather
Until 3 September 2017

This summer the Foundling Museum presents a family-friendly exhibition exploring how Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s much-loved character Hetty Feather has brought the history of London’s Foundling Hospital to life.This immersive exhibition will explore the creative ways in which curators, writers, directors and designers have responded to our story.

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