Horniman Museum and Gardens

Museum and gardens in Forest Hill

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is a museum in Forest HillLondon, England. Commissioned in 1898, it opened in 1901 and was designed by Charles Harrison Townsend in the Arts and Crafts style. It has displays of anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, and is known for its large collection of taxidermied animals.

The Horniman specialises in anthropology, natural history and musical instruments and has a collection of 350,000 objects. The ethnography and music collections have Designated status. One of its most famous exhibits is the large collection of stuffed animals. It also has an aquarium noted for its unique layout.




100 London Rd, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ

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