Monday, 4 June 2018

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On in June

World Gallery
Opens Friday 29 June

The World Gallery is a wonderful new display of over 3,000 objects from around the world that explore what it means to be human. In a transformed gallery space, experience a series of encounters with cultures from across the continents, get a glimpse into other ways of life, discover different ways of categorising objects and find out more about the history of the Horniman.

The project has been made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generosity of many Trusts and Foundations, businesses and individuals.

Find out about our Shared World Summer Season of events, beginning on Sunday 8 July.
Yamal: The Stream of Life
Opens Friday 29 June

Beautiful photographs of the Yamal region of Northwest Siberia, taken by photographer Bryan Alexander, will be on display on the World Gallery balcony. The photographs reveal aspects of traditional life in the Yamal region and how it has been affected by social, cultural and environmental changes taking place.

Grasslands Garden
Opens Friday 29 June

Wander through wild landscapes featuring spectacular plants from North American prairie and South African grasslands with species flowering across the summer months. TheGrasslands Garden was conceived to complement the World Gallery and the naturalistic planting scheme was devised by Olympic Park designer James Hitchmough.

Still life painting of vases and fruit
Friends’ Art Exhibition 2018
Saturday 2– Sunday 3 June

Enjoy an exhibition of paintings, print, textile art and sculptures from South London’s artistic community at the 27th annual Friends’ Art Exhibition. Over the weekend, take part in the raffle for your chance to win a fantastic work donated by some of the artists. All works are for sale and all proceeds support the Horniman’s projects.

Free entry
Plonk Crazy Golf at the Horniman
Monday 18 June–Sunday 30 September
Open daily, 10am–5pm

A crazy golf course is landing in the Horniman Gardens this summer. In partnership with Plonk Crazy Golf, expect some specially designed holes including Plonk’s very own Gerald the Crazy Golf Walrus as well as loop-the-loops, heroic hills and bonkers ball runs. Bring the whole family for this fun crazy golf challenge! Find out more.

Tickets: Adult £6, Child £4
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Horniman Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 9am–1.30pm

Pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Recently joining the market are fruit and vegetable trader Whitegates Farm and Nursery and our own craft beer stall selling local favourites such as Gipsy Hill and Partizan. Find out more.

Free entry
The Luna Cinema
Tuesday 3 July: Labyrinth (U)
Wednesday 4 July: The Shape of Water (15)

Film starts 9.30pm

Enjoy two fabulous nights of open-air cinema in our beautiful Gardens with The Luna Cinema. Cult classic Labyrinth stars the late, great David Bowie and The Shape of Water is this year’s stunning best picture Oscar winner.

Tickets: Adult £15, Child £10, Disabled and carer £7.50
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Bach to Baby Family Concert: Around the World in 60 minutes
Monday 6 August, 11am–12pm

Enjoy a magical musical adventure with Bach to Baby, the critically acclaimed classical concert series for the whole family. Little ones can roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, and no concert is complete without crying, feeding and dancing.

This is a special fundraising event to support the World Gallery in collaboration with Bach to Baby.

Tickets: Adult £15, which includes entry to our prize draw, Child free.
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