Thursday 1 March 2018

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On in March

Neon Late graphic
Neon Late
Thursday 1 March, 6.309.30pm

Join us for a radiant night of neon and colour! Be dazzled by neon-inspired dance performances, neon poi dancing, DJs, live music, illuminating tours and vibrant cocktails. Get your face painted in technicolour or with UV designs before hitting the dance floor and explore our new exhibition Colour: The Rainbow Revealed. Find out more.

Tickets: £5. Over-18s only.
Book now
Young musician performing on drums
Live at the Horniman
Friday 2 March, 7–9.15pm

Lewisham’s best up-and-coming young musicians perform everything from rock and pop to R&B and indie at a special concert in our beautiful Conservatory. This exciting showcase will also feature advice from a panel of industry experts.

Tickets: £3 to £5. Book now.
Family enjoying a previous Crossing Borders event
Crossing Borders
Saturday 10 March, 11am–4pm

Celebrate the diversity of our neighbourhood at this event organised in collaboration with local organisations who work with refugees and asylum seekers. Take part in a tapestry workshop, enjoy storytelling, performances, interactive journeys and a pop up exhibition.

Free. Everyone welcome.
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Horniman Easter Fair
Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April

Spend a fun-packed Easter weekend with the family at the Horniman. Enjoy an Ugly Ducklingstorytelling performance, meet some fascinating animals including a bearded Water Dragon in our Animal Corner, learn lindy hop dancing on the Bandstand, browse the arts and craft markets for handmade products and entertain the children with an Easter trail and rides.

Free entry
Book in advance for Ugly Duckling storytelling
Tickets: Child £5 / Adult £1.
Daffodils in spring
Easter Holidays
30 March–15 April

There are lots of fun activities at the Horniman throughout the Easter holidays. Enjoy our Gardens with Pond Dipping and Minibeast Safari sessions, and in the Museum join in wonderful storytelling, free art and craft sessions and our Big Wednesday events featuring performances and special activities. Find out more.
Family enjoying a game in Colour: The Rainbow Revealed exhibition
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
Now open

Explore the endless ways in which colour shapes our world in this award-winning, family-friendly exhibition. Enjoy interactive displays and games and discover how colour is made, see through the eyes of different animals, and create your own masterpieces with an Art Machine.

Inspired by the exhibition, we’re exploring a different colour each month on our blog, starting with the colour blue.

Book now
Free for Members and Benefactors
Grassland and prairie planting at the Olympic Park by horticulturalist James Hitchmough
Grasslands Garden

A new Grasslands Garden is being created in the Horniman Gardens, which will showcase North American prairie and South African grassland vegetation, some of which are now critically threatened landscapes. Most of the plants have been propagated on site and will flower gradually into the summer. Read more about the Grasslands Garden on our blog.

The Gardens are a special place for many people to enjoy with their families and as a place for tranquility. Did you know that you can help support the work in the Gardens by sponsoring a bench or a tree? Find out more.
Tate and Lyle sugar boxes
Elsewhere in London

Designs On Britain
Jewish Museum London
Until 15 April

Much of the most iconic 20th-century British design was shaped by the arrival of Jewish émigré designers from continental Europe. View iconic posters for London Underground and the General Post Office created by designers including Dorrit Dekk and Hans Schleger.
A child in a baby seal costume as part of Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today
Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today
V&A Museum of Childhood
30 March–2 September

The 20th century’s most iconic and influential Nordic designs for children, from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins have been brought together for the first time in this stunning new exhibition.