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Horniman Museum and Gardens

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Charming and great views of London

The Horniman Museum is a fabulous attraction for all the family. It’s featured on TV as it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AGT2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Great day out

Thought it was a bit pricey to enter the aquarium and butterfly house but once in there I realised... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jasmine R
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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The Horniman Museum and Gardens is an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill.The Museum has been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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100 London Road | Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Horniman Museum is a fabulous attraction for all the family. It’s featured on TV as it’s involved in some great research. It’s small enough to require just a few hours in the Butterfly House, the small farm, aquarium and grounds yet nevertheless quite stunning...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

How disappointing. Paid good money to see this, I would have been better to take the kids to the Lego store, they have more, and better models there! Not worth the money. Such a shame as, in the past, I have always found the museum...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Thought it was a bit pricey to enter the aquarium and butterfly house but once in there I realised it was great value. They have spent a lot of money on doing the grounds up and it’s very beautiful. Overall a great family day out....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jasmine R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favourite museum when I was a kid and a teenager so on one level I am really happy to see how many families come to enjoy it today. But the museum is now too heavily geared towards under-5s and is usually full...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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HornimanMuseum, Owner at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Fuber1, thank you for your feedback, we are glad to hear you have fond memories of the Museum and our much loved Walrus. During the holidays the museum can be busy, as it is a key time for family visitors. We do hope you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my wife and three grandchildren, youngest 3 eldest 11 and spent a great, if tiring day there. The museum and gardens are mainly free with additional charges for special exhibition of Lego models, the aquarium and the butterfly house. All were well worth...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gareth C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids and for £5 a month you can get a family ticket and visit as many times as you like for free,including the paid exhibits. Great gardena to have a picnic and on a clear day brilliant views of London. The aquarium is...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the museums that my wife and I visited 6 or 8 years go when we were visiting Greenwich from Canada and it was on our list of places to pay another visit to. We were not disappointed, and part of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has everything with a major emphasis on children and getting them into the world of natural history. There seem to be events and exhibitions continuously running. The butterfly house is amazing

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andre H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd never heard of the Horniman Museum, and would never have thought of visiting Forest Hill if we hadn't found mention of the Brick Wonders exhibition when searching for things to do in London for a visit at the end of March. The museum itself...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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HornimanMuseum, Owner at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely words, Clare.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glad to have visited after a gap of over 50 years since I was last there. Lovely museum with well presented galleries and exhibits. As with lots of museums you get in free but pay for extras. Probably worth joining as a member as you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paul C
HornimanMuseum, Owner at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you review and feedback on the Horniman Cafe Paul.

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Paula A
September 24, 2018|
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Response from 389remys | Reviewed this property |
I highly suggest that you buy the tickets online as it will save you time and avoid you queuing as well. But yes, you can buy the tickets on site.
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Sam_MM
July 22, 2018|
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Response from HornimanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Sam, Plonk! Mini Golf and Bach to Baby are not covered by the annual membership. Plonk! is part of an external partnership and Bach to Baby is part of a fundraising project for the new World Gallery.
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littlerainbow
November 6, 2016|
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Response from HornimanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Littlerainbow The Horniman Museum and Gardens are free in the main, but there is a fee for entry to the Aquarium (Child £2.20; Adult: £4.40; Family - 2 adults & 2 children £9.90) and some events. I hope this helps, but... More
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