Horniman Museum and Gardens

Horniman Museum and Gardens

The Horniman Museum based in Forest Hill London has weekly activities for under 5’s as well as family events throughout the year.


Unusually for such an important museum, you can see our collection up-close and face-to-face. You can even pick up, try on and play with some of our objects.

Our visitors come time and again to explore our free museum, take part in our activities and enjoy our 16-acre gardens. And they discover something fascinating and mesmerising every time.

Free activities for under 5’s on Wednesdays and Fridays (Busy Bees). Check the Events and Activities section of the website.

Lots of family events throughout the school holidays.

Opening Times

Museum opening hours, Monday – Sunday 10.30am – 5.30pm

Garden opening hours, Monday – Saturday 7.15am – sunset, Sunday & Bank Holidays 8.00am – sunset.


Free Admission, a charge is made for the Aquarium.

  • Buggy park
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Feeding room
  • All year