Tuesday 6 November 2018

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's on in November

Ceramic artwork of a figure with face in The Lore of the Land
The Lore of the Land
Now open

The Horniman's new arts space, The Studio, has now opened with an exhibition exploring our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world. Artist Serena Korda has worked with a Collective of local community members to create a multi-sensory installation complemented by objects from the Horniman's anthropology collection.

Find out more about the exhibition here
Wild Boar crochet head trophy
Evolution of The Artist and The Exhibited Works
Now open

Don't miss Shauna Richardson's beautifully crafted, life-size crochet animal sculptures in the Natural History Gallery. Shauna invented the term Crochetdermy® to describe her technique in creating these impressive works.

Find out more here
Sponsored by Roseberys Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers.
Youth Late: Dystopian Paradise
Saturday 17 November

The Horniman Youth Panel is taking over the Museum with live bands, DJs, dance performances, photobooth and more. Organised by young people for young people aged 14-19, this event is not to be missed! Arrive early to get a free limited edition wristband.

Products at the Christmas Fair: ceramic tableware, necklaces, lampshade and candle
Horniman Christmas Market
Friday 30 November, 5.30-9.30pm
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December,

Join us for some Christmas shopping as the Museum is filled with stalls by local designers and makers. Discover a wonderful range of gifts from luxurious furnishings and warming candles to handcrafted jewellery and gorgeous skincare.

On the Friday evening enjoy a special late opening with mulled wine and festive music.

Free entry
Children in sleeping bags by the Walrus
Horniman Kids Sleepover
Saturday 8 December

Explore the Horniman after hours with a special night at the Museum! Roll out your sleeping bag under the walrus and take part in fun activities and torch-lit trails.
Suitable for children aged 5-11. Every child must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets: £60 per person
Find out more and book tickets here
A Merman in New York

Our famous Merman is currently on loan in New York as part of the British Library touring exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

Read more about how we prepared the fragile Merman for his journey across the pond on our blog.

The Merman will return to the World Gallery in February 2019.
Elsewhere in London

Children’s Book Fair
South London Gallery
17 & 18 November, 10am-6pm

Now in its third year, the SLG Children’s Book Fair features some of the best independent publishers in the UK. Discover inspiring new reads, buy a gift, or take part in workshops, readings and other special events by leading children’s writers and illustrators. Free.
Find out more
The Evolution of Truth 
Royal Institution
Thursday 8 November, 7pm

As humankind enters the era of post-truth politics, Richard Byrne and Evan Davis will discuss why people lie. Bringing together the fields of human evolution and current affairs, they will explore whether communication evolved to pass on facts or to deceive, why deception is so widespread, and what we can do about it.
Find out more