Friday 30 March 2018

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On in April at the Horniman

Easter Fair graphic
Horniman Easter Fair
Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April
Entertain the whole family at our fun-packed Easter weekend. Enjoy an Ugly Duckling storytelling performance, meet some fascinating animals including a furry chinchilla in our Animal Corner, join in dance and craft activities, browse the arts and craft markets for handmade products, and revel in rides and trails.
Free entry

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

Explore the Gardens at our Pond Dipping and Minibeast Safari sessions, take part in free art and craft, hear stories from around the world and have fun at our Big Wednesday events featuring performances and special activities inspired by springtime and our family-friendly exhibition Colour: The Rainbow Revealed.

Find out more
Taxidermy bat from the Horniman's collection
Bat Walk for Families
Friday 13 April, 79pm

Create some bat-inspired art and craft before going into the Gardens to search for bats using real bat detectors.

Tickets: Child £3, Adult £5
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Family walking on the Nature Trail
Nature Trail Welly Walk: Signs of Spring
Saturday 28 April, 1.45–3.30pm

Get your wellies on and explore the animals, insects and plants that thrive in spring on the Horniman Nature Trail.

Tickets: Child £3, Adults £5
Book now
Farmers' Market graphic
Horniman Farmers' Market
Every Saturday, 9am–1.30pm

Pick up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens, discover stalls selling fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat, cheese, hot food as well as treats such as luxury chocolates, homemade jams and delicious cakes. Read about Pick's Organic Farm, one of our weekly traders.

Free entry
Horniman Gardens with flowers and Bandstand
Members' Exclusive: Gardens Tour
Thursday 26 April, 11am–12pm

Join our Head of Horticulture, Wesley Shaw for an exclusive Members’ tour of the Horniman Gardens and Butterfly House. Discover some of our rare species and take a look behind the scenes in our nursery.

For more information about becoming a Member to enjoy this event and other benefits, please visit our website.

Tickets: £5 per adult. Free for under 5s.
Visitors relaxing in the Gardens
Horniman Gardens Opening Times

Spring is officially here! Now that the clocks have gone forward and the sun sets later, you can enjoy the Gardens for longer. Full details of the Gardens opening hours are on our website.
Visualisation of the World Gallery
World Gallery Stakeholders

The World Gallery opens in June, but the story doesn’t end there. We would like to invite you to become a World Gallery Stakeholder and join a committed group of individuals who are helping us develop this incredible social, educational and cultural resource for generations to come.

In return for pledging a gift of £1,000 for three years, you’ll be invited to the VIP opening, have your name permanently on display in the gallery and know that you are helping to make a difference to our diverse community. We’d love you to get involved – visit our website for more information.
Detail of Tent in Temagami painting by David Milne
Elsewhere in London

David Milne: Modern Painting
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Until Monday 7 May

A major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters. Showcasing oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and photographs, the exhibition explores Milne’s time in New York, the records he made of war-torn Europe, and his life amongst the wild landscapes of the US and Canada.
Find out more.
Detail of The Wonder Workshop, 2015 by Mark Dion
Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World
Whitechapel Gallery
Until Sunday 13 May

Explore the immersive exhibition Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World, featuring a colourful aviary, antiquated libraries and magical objects. Perfect for artists, historians, naturalists and families.
Find out more.