Wednesday 3 February 2021

Horniman Museum and Gardens - February news from the Horniman


Photo of a purple crocus peeking out of the grass at the Horniman

Snowdrops and crocuses are peeking out of the grass at the Horniman, providing a welcome sign that Spring is approaching. 

Our Gardens remain open for exercise and wellbeing from 7.15am (8am on Saturdays) until the later time of 5.20pm. Please note that the Gardens will be closed all day on 26 February.

More Gardens information, including a map, can be found on our website. You can also share your photos of the Horniman Gardens by tagging #Horniman on Instagram or Twitter. We love seeing your photos throughout the seasons.

The Animal Walk, Butterfly House and Museum remain closed.
Busy Bees for Members
Every Tuesday

Our popular Busy Bees sessions have returned as free online Members-only sessions every week. Created specially for under 5s to enjoy at home, the sessions include storytelling, song and a whole lot of Horniman fun.

Free, Members and Benefactors only
Tickets available one week in advance

For more information and to book Busy Bees for Members please visit our website.
Learning at home

Discover a wealth of resources to help you support your children to learn from home during this difficult time.

Our Learning at home webpage has tips and resources on topics ranging from Africa to the Arctic, ancient history to musical instruments, and plants to art. We also have short videos with fun challenges.

Visit our Learning from Home webpage.
Eating and drinking at the Horniman
Café Kiosks

The Café Kiosks in the Gardens are open for hot and cold drinks, delicious sandwiches and snacks as well as tasty crepes at the weekend.

New opening times are:
  • Bandstand Kiosk: Daily, 9am – 4pm (until 5pm on weekends). 
  • Crepe Kiosk (Cafe Terrace): Weekends only, 10am – 5pm.
Find out more about eating and drinking at the Horniman
Horniman Market
Horniman Market
Every Sunday, 10am – 3pm
Pick up essential food items including fresh fruit, veg and meat to take away. Follow @HornimanMarket on Twitter for the latest updates on which stalls will be at the Market each week. 
Free entry
Find out about the Horniman Market
Portuguese Valentine gift - a filled white heart-shaped bag with pink embroidery and ribbon, and metal wire.
Where does Valentine’s Day come from?

How did Valentine's Day become synonymous with love and romance? The origins are not entirely clear but the answer may lie in Roman times and pagan rituals.

Read our Valentine’s blog to discover some likely theories and how similar traditions are celebrated around the world.