Monday 2 October 2017

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On in October

Bring the World Gallery to the Horniman
We are crowdfunding for our new World Gallery and this is your opportunity to be part of it. Donate now for a range of rewards from personalised poems by the Horniman walrus to private tours of the new gallery.

The World Gallery, opening in June 2018, will celebrate the wonder and complexity of what it means to be human, with 3,000 extraordinary objects from our internationally important Anthropology collection displayed in a transformed gallery space.
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Autumn leaves
Autumn Welly Walk on the Nature Trail
Saturday 7 October

Go on a guided walk on our historic Nature Trail to discover the insects, animals and plants that live there in autumn. Try sweep-netting, tree-beating and other fun activities as you explore this wild woodland.

Tickets: Adult £5, Child £3. Suitable for children aged 5+. Book now
Book cover of My New Room
Making Pictures with local author and artist Lisa Stickley
Saturday 7 October
10am and 11.30am

Join us for a creative workshop inspired by Lisa Stickley's new book My New Room, a light-hearted tale about a girl called Edith which teaches children about the big adventure of moving into a new bedroom. Children can make their own paper Edith dolls to take home using a variety of techniques including collage, printing and colouring.

Lisa will also be selling and signing copies of her book (published by Pavilion).

This workshop is held as part of the Horniman Farmers’ Market.

Free, limited spaces. First come, first served basis. Suitable for ages 3-7. Children must be accompanied at all times.
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World Mental Health Day
Saturday 14 October

Join us for fun activities around the Museum to explore and promote positive mental health and wellbeing as part of World Mental Health Day.

Led by our community partners Arts Network, SLaM Recovery College, the Dragon Café and the Three C’s Well Connected programme, who will share ideas about the many ways we can look after ourselves. Find out more.

Free. Everyone welcome.
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Bloody Late
Thursday 19 October

We’re dissecting the scientific and symbolic nature of blood at our next adult Late event. Join us for horror stories, learn the Paso Doble, hear haunting harmonies and spooky music, and create a unique Halloween look in our special effects make-up workshop. There’ll also be tours of the galleries and much more.

Tickets: £5. Over 18s only.
Book now  
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October Half Term
Monday 23-Friday 27 October

This October Half Term we have a week of family fun across the Museum. Hear riotous stories about ugly animals in storytelling sessions, get creative in free family art fun and enjoy a live performance on our newly installed custom-built dulcimer.

At our Big Wednesday, learn about strange and monstrous animals with the Ugly Animal Roadshow and watch animations inspired by The Robot Zoo.

Book now for October Half Term Storytelling. Tickets: Child £5, Adult £1.

Find out more about Half Term activities.
Young visitor at Halloween Fair
Halloween Fair
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October

Enjoy spooky activities for all the family at our annual Halloween Fair. Join in an interactive Halloween Storytelling session, meet scorpions, snakes and other creepy creatures, make a pumpkin headdress and delve into our amazing arts and craft markets and fabulous food stalls. Find out more.

Free entry

Book now for Halloween Storytelling.
Tickets: Child £5, Adult £1.

Giraffe head from The Robot Zoo exhibition
Last chance
The Robot Zoo

Until Sunday 29 October

Don’t miss your last chance to enjoy our family-friendly Robot Zoo exhibition, featuring larger-than-life animals innovatively recreated using familiar machine parts and gadgets. Discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities, including how chameleons change colour and what makes grasshoppers leap so high!

Book nowMembers and Benefactors go free.