Horniman Museum and Gardens


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The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a family-friendly attraction in south London’s Forest Hill. We have been open since Victorian times, when tea trader and philanthropist Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then our collection has grown significantly and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium, butterfly house, natural history collection and over 16 acres of beautiful gardens.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens
Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, LONDON, Greater London, SE23 3PQ


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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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