Monday 18 March 2024

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's on in March


Horniman Spring Fair

Saturday 30 March, 11am – 4pm

Join in with seasonal fun and games at the annual Spring Fair. Enjoy music, crafts, circus skills, bubbles and lots more! 

Featuring Bubbleology, Mrs H and the Sing-along Band, Project Hoop, Seed of Play and local DJ Nutty’s Entertainment.


A boy and a girl looking at a large dinosaur model

Dinosaur rEvolution

Now open

How did some dinosaurs survive extinction? And which dino features are better – horns, spikes or quills?

Visit the exhibition and discover what dinosaurs really looked like. Featuring large animatronic models, fossil skeleton and skull casts, drawing stations and dressing up.

A woman carrying a pink inflatable bird behind her back and head, walking along a road with a road sign Coen River.

Adolescent Wonderland

Until December 2024

In this free exhibition, photographs by artist Naomi Hobson explore the beauty and humour of the First Nations young people in her community in Coen, northern Queensland.

Read a blog in which Naomi speaks about the people and process involved with the project.

Free events and activities

A mother and child making some paper craft

Family Craft Saturdays

Saturdays, 2-4pm

Make a walrus headband or a medal to celebrate Women’s History Month in these fun, themed sessions run by our wonderful volunteers.

A display of stringed instruments in a glass case

Hear it Live!

Thursday 14 March, 3.30-4pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Ben Gunnery’s performance of traditional Irish fiddle music in our Music Gallery.

Tea being poured from a black teapot into a black mug

Tea Tasting with Khao Suppers

Saturday 16 March, 

Join Punam from Khao Suppers for a casual tasting of two chai recipes mentioned in our 茶, चाय, Tea (Chá, Chai, Tea) exhibition.

In the Gardens

From Monday 4 March our Gardens are open for an extra hour until 6.30pm.

Purple and yellow crocuses in front of the Horniman buildings

Explore our free Gardens

From crocuses to a microforest, enjoy our beautiful Gardens as Spring starts to appear.

Take a mindful Wellbeing Audio Trail or a Tree Trail to discover more about the nature in our Gardens. The trails are available on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. 

Stalls and visitors at the Horniman Market in the Gardens

Horniman Market

Every Sunday, 10am - 3pm

Pick up essentials and enjoy delicious street food at our weekly Market. Alongside food stalls, you’ll find body care, clothing and jewellery. Most items are locally produced with environmentally friendly materials using natural and organic ingredients.

125th Anniversary Appeal

A visualisation of visitors in the new Natural History Gallery

The Natural History Gallery will close from 4 March 2024 for a full renovation and redisplay as part of our transformational Nature + Love project. It will reopen in 2026, the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Horniman Museum.

Please join us in supporting our 125th Anniversary Appeal, and be part of an exciting future for the Horniman.

Monday 4 March 2024

ZSL Zoos - New arrivals, exciting new habitats & more 🐒