Monday, 1 July 2019

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's on in July

Children dancing at a Family Rave
Family Day Rave with Big Fish Little Fish
Sunday 28 July, 2 – 6pm

Dance outside with your family to the greatest rave music surrounded by flowers, bubbles and balloons in the Horniman Gardens. On the decks will be DJs Alex Paterson (The Orb), Aphrodite and Baker and Beale with the best in acid house, techno, drum ‘n’ bass and more. There will also be activities galore with Captain Cookie Crafts, storytelling, facepainting, a photobooth, food and bars.

Tickets: Adult £15, Child £12.50, pre-walking infant free.
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Groups of people relaxing on the grass in the sunshine at a concert on the Horniman Bandstand.
South London Music Sessions
Thursdays 4 July – 8 August from 5.30pm

Enjoy live music and DJs at weekly gigs on the Bandstand. Throughout July, Peckham-based radio station Balamii will present some of South London’s best young live talents including Emma-Jean Thackray, Lucy Lu and George Riley.

Light snacks and drinks will be available from the Horniman CafΓ©’s Dutch Barn bar.

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A boy examining his findings from pond dipping
Summer Holidays
24 July – 30 August

Enjoy a great day out at the Horniman this summer with activities for all the family.

Explore our Gardens with mini-beast hunts, pond-dipping and bat walks, discover our collections by touching real museum objects, and create your own art and crafts.

Every Wednesday you can take part in activities include storytelling, wildlife exploration and rock painting. And don't forget to visit our Brick Wonders exhibition and challenge your friends and family to a round of Plonk crazy golf!

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An artist's impression of a new entrance to the Horniman as part of the framework plan.
A Future Framework for the Horniman

For the past six months we have been developing a vision for the future of the Museum and Gardens. Our entire estate has been reviewed and opportunities identified to improve the visitor experience for new and existing audiences, create new indoor and outdoor experiences and positively engage with the natural world.

A framework plan for the next ten years has now been developed and we would love to hear your ideas at this initial stage. Until 22 July you can visit the display inside the Museum and leave your comments, or find out more on our website.
A young person looking through the new installation for My Model City
My Model City
6 July – 1 September 2019

Explore how cities could better serve their communities through this new installation created by young people at Peckham Platform and the Horniman Youth Panel.

View animations of future city life as envisaged by today’s young people, and share your own thoughts on urban design.

In collaboration with muf architecture/art.

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Children having fun in front of the skeleton case  in the Natural History Gallery
Kids Sleepover
Saturday 17 August – Sunday 18 August
7pm – 10am

See the Horniman like never before with an unforgettable night at the Museum! Roll out your sleeping bag near the Walrus and enjoy a night of fun activities and exciting exploration.

Tickets: Adult £50, Child £50. Limited spaces.

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A mobile phone showing the Horniman website
Survey: Your opinions about Horniman Online

We are developing a new website and we'd love to know how you use our current site and social media channels. If you have a few minutes to complete our survey about the Horniman Online, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. The survey is open until 28 July.

Complete the survey