Monday 20 July 2020

Horniman Museum and Garden - We're reopening on 30 July

Taxidermy walrus in the Horniman's Natural History Gallery
Reopening update

We are delighted that the Horniman Museum will be open from Thursday 30 July.

The past few months have been exceptionally challenging, but they have also brought out the very best in ourselves and our communities. During the lockdown we have been able to reflect on the Horniman’s past and on our purpose as an organisation, and I am committed that we open with renewed determination to shape a positive future for generations to come.

Please continue to take care, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Horniman very soon.

Nick Merriman
Chief Executive
For your next visit

Book in advance
All visitors must book a free ticket in advance online for admission to the Museum. This is to help us control capacity, ensure social distancing and provide an enjoyable experience for everyone.

In the Museum
Visitors must follow the one-way route around the Museum. Buggies should be left in the designated area inside the main entrance. Please wear a mask or face covering unless you have a good reason not to (children under 11 are exempt).

Your safety
Hand sanitiser stations will be located throughout the Museum. Additional cleaning of doors and touchpoints will take place regularly throughout the day. Extra staff in face coverings will be providing help if you need it.

The Gardens kiosks are open for a fresh and delicious range of snacks, treats and hot and cold drinks to take away. The Café will reopen in the next few days. You are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy in the Gardens.

Find out more about how to prepare for your visit and what to expect in the Museum at
Book your free ticket