02 Nov Discover the Horniman Museum (London)
The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill (South East London) is a great museum based on the Victorian collection of Frederick John Horniman. It has a large gallery of stuffed animals and an impressive collection of musical instruments. Often housing exciting exhibitions, and with a small aquarium too, we really think think this is a great museum for all ages.
100 London Road,
You can use Forest Hill station and walk uphill towards the museum – it’s 5 minutes away. Lots of buses stop near the entrance too.
What’s good about it?
It’s an unusual place. You can enjoy the museum as well as run about in the park. Inside there is a room with lots of musical instruments, a large gallery with animals (taxidermy) and an aquarium, outside there is a park where you can run and play some outdoor instruments and also a small farm with guinea pigs, rabbits and Alpacas.
Why does Didi recommend this visit ?
There is always a story or a workshop going on at the Horniman, with a bit of luck you might get to touch one of the museum’s objects.
Pay attention to:
– The Tiger in the window
– The fox you can actually touch
– The instruments room where you can see and hear the instruments playing
– The musical room where you can play some music
– The Aquarium
– The live animals in the park