Friday 3 May 2019

Horniman Museum and Gardens

As I Live and Breathe
Opens 18 May 2019

Award-winning, internationally exhibited visual artist Claire Morgan has created stunning new pieces for the Horniman, including a dramatic installation in Gallery Square made from thousands of fragments of colourful waste polythene frozen in time. Claire’s works draw on the theme of waste and the impact that humans have on their surroundings.

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May Half Term
Monday 27–Friday 31 May

Enjoy plenty of fun activities every day at the Horniman during May half term.

Join us for storytelling and free craft and see amazing wonders from around the world made from Lego® bricks in the Brick Wondersexhibition.

In the Gardens, hunt for minibeasts, have a go at pond dipping, take part in a day of bee activities to celebrate the Great British Bee Count initiative and challenge your family and friends to a round of Plonk crazy golf.

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Hear it Live! 
Tuesday 28 May, 3.30–4pm

Join us in the Music Gallery for a performance-demonstration on a selection of harmonicas with Roger Trobridge and friends, who will reveal how this versatile instrument has been a part of many musical genres including blues, film, popular and classical.

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A cake stall at the Horniman Farmers' Market
Horniman Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, 9am–1.30pm

Pick up your weekly essentials from independent and local producers selling seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat and delicious hot food. You’ll also find regular guest traders specialising in treats such as luxury chocolates, craft beer and irresistible cakes.

Free entry
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A ceramic artwork in The Lore of the Land exhibition
Last chance: The Lore of the Land
Until 2 June

Explore our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world in a multi-sensory exhibition by artist Serena Korda and local community members. Discover scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, ceramic artworks, a soundscape created from the sounds of plants, and objects from the Horniman’s anthropology collection.

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Wildlife Pond update

We have recently made a number of improvements to the wildlife pond on our Nature Trail. These include a new extended platform and walkway, new pond plants and reducing the tree canopy to allow more light into the pond. You can read more about the renovations on our blog.

The Nature Trail is located at the bottom of the Horniman Gardens and accessed via London Road near the junction of Wood Vale. It is the site of a former railway and is now a tranquil oasis for wildlife and visitors.

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Project Coral to help restore Florida's reefs

The Horniman’s pioneering coral reproduction work, as seen on the BBC’s Blue Planet UK, has taken a further step in benefiting coral reef conservation.

International partner The Florida Aquarium will be using identical conditions to the wild reef husbandry protocols pioneered at the Horniman to create new baby corals. The new corals will eventually be added to the Florida Reef Tract to aid in its restoration. Read about this story on our website.

You can find out more and see some of the Project Coral work in the Aquarium.
Nominations for Family Friendly Museum Award

Have you had a great experience with your family at the Horniman? If so, please share why you think the Horniman is great for families by nominating us for the Family Friendly Museum Award.

The award is made annually to a museum, gallery, historic home or heritage site in the UK that has made outstanding efforts to include children and families.

Click here to nominate us before Friday 31 May. Thank you for your support.