Wednesday 1 September 2021

Horniman Museum and Gardens - September news from the Horniman


Ashley Henry performing in the Horniman Conservatory on 28 July 2021 for Skin Deep Sonic Transmissions, part of the 696 Festival celebrating Black music in south London.
Visiting in September
Tickets are now available for visiting the Museum, Monkey Business exhibition, Aquarium and Butterfly House throughout September.

We are continuing to increase ticket availability for all our spaces but are keeping advance booking in place for the moment so as to help manage capacity and visitor safety indoors. We also encourage all visitors to continue to wear a face mask indoors if they are able to.
Book for all our attractions online now
Monkey Business
Until 3 January 2022

The diversity of primates ranges from the tiny mouse lemur to the mighty gorilla. This fascinating exhibition reveals how they live, move, eat, play and interact, and how they have evolved and adapted over time.

The exhibition features more than 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens of monkeys, apes, lemurs, lorises and bushbabies, alongside models, stunning photography and film.

Advance booking is essential
Free for Horniman Members

A National Museums Scotland exhibition, touring in association with Nomad Exhibitions
Dance Can’t Nice: Exploring London’s Black music spaces
Until 24 October 2021
Discover the bedrooms, barbers, churches and living rooms that are home to Black music genres and the people who contribute to them.

In a specially commissioned film, SignKid showcases the British Sign Language versions of key slang words and phrases from Black British music culture.

Advance booking for the Museum is essential
Steel pan display
In a recent blog post we heard from renowned pannist Dougie Dallaway who was invited to play our tenor steel pan as part of the 696 Project.

The pan was presented to the Horniman in 1955 and is currently on display in the Music Gallery.

Read the blog on our website
Ask a curator
Wednesday 15 September

In wonder about our walrus? Curious about our multicultural collections? Fascinated by the jellyfish? Intrigued by the incredible Gardens?

Ask a Curator takes place on 15 September across social media channels. Museums and galleries from all over the world take part. And you can be part of it too.

Follow us on InstagramFacebook or Twitter and ask away on the day.
Horniman Membership

Support the Horniman as a Member and enjoy a year of discovery and wonder with free and unlimited entry to our Butterfly House, Aquarium and ticketed exhibitions, and a 10% discount in the Shop. Annual membership starts from £36, and you will save £5 if you join by Direct Debit. Visit the website or sign-up on your next visit to the Museum.

If you’re able to afford a little more, consider joining our closest family of supporters as a Benefactor.
At October Gallery

Benji Reid: Laugh at Gravity
3 September - 9 October 2021

‘Laugh at Gravity’ is Benji Reid’s first solo exhibition at October Gallery. Reid considers himself a choreo-photolist, a term he coined to encapsulate his unique practice where theatricality, choreography and photography meet in the image. His work explores themes including life as an outsider, mental health and complexities of fatherhood.

More information about Benji Reid