HORNIMAN MUSEUM LISTINGS FEBRUARY 2018 TO MAY 2018

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Exhibitions

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed
10 February-28 October
Colour: The Rainbow Revealed is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

Be dazzled by how colours are made and perceived, discover how animals use colour to attract and hide, and look into how different colours mean many different things for people across the planet.

The exhibition is also full of family-friendly displays and interactive games including an Art Machine for you to create your own vibrant masterpiece, a Mood Room with multi-coloured lights, and a Colour Café to learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds.

Ticket prices:  Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation. Horniman Members and Benefactors enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition. See http://www.horniman.ac.uk to book tickets and for more information.

Displays

Coral: Fabric of the Reef
Until Sunday 9 September
Inspired by the Horniman’s Aquarium and Natural History collection, artist Karen Dodd uses woollen fabric – dyed and sculpted, and intricately bound and stitched – to draw attention to coral and coral reefs, simultaneously celebrating their beauty and raising awareness of their vulnerability in the face of increasing environmental change.
Free

Special Events

Neon Late
Thursday 1 March, 6.30-9.30pm
We celebrate the opening of our new Colour: The Rainbow Revealed exhibition with a vibrant evening featuring the full spectrum of performances, music and tours. Food and bars available.
Tickets: £5. Over-18s only

Live at the Horniman
Friday 2 March
7pm
Join us for a special evening of live music, from rock and pop to R&B and indie, performed by some of Lewisham’s best up and coming young musicians. This exciting showcase will also feature advice from a panel of industry experts.
Organised in partnership with Lewisham Music and part of the Lewisham Live Festival.
Tickets: Child £3, Adult £5

Crossing Borders: People and Places
Saturday 10 March
11am-4pm
Celebrate the diversity of our neighbourhood at this event organised in collaboration with local organisations who work with refugees and asylum seekers.
Free. Everyone welcome

Youth Takeover: Family Day
Saturday 24 March
12-4pm
The Horniman Youth Panel take over the museum for an exciting day of activities for families inspired by our new exhibition Colour: The Rainbow Revealed.
Free

Welly Walk on the Nature Trail: Signs of Spring
Saturday 28 April
1.45-3.30pm
Get your wellies on and join us on the Horniman Nature Trail to explore the animals, insects and plants that thrive there in spring. Have a go at sweep-netting, tree-beating and identifying what you discover.
Suitable for ages 5+.
Tickets: Child £3, Adult £5

Dawn Chorus Walk
Saturday 5 May
5-7am
Experience the many bird songs that make up the dawn chorus on an early morning tour of the Horniman Gardens. Ornithologist David Darrell-Lambert will help you to identify the birds as you hear them. Hot drink and a pastry included.
Suitable for ages 10+.
Tickets: Child £5, Adult £8

Museums at Night
Thursday 17 May
6.30-9.30pm
Immerse yourself in all things under the sea as our Aquarium takes centre stage for this special evening event inspired by International Year of the Reef. Part of Museums at Night.
Check the website http://www.horniman.ac.uk for ticketing information

Regular Events

Horniman Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday
9am-1.30pm
Visit the Horniman Farmers’ Market every Saturday to pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens you will find stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat and delicious hot food. We also have regular guest traders specialising in treats such as luxury chocolates, homemade jams and irresistible cakes.
Free entry

Library Open Day
First Sunday of each month
10.30am–5.30pm
Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures.
Free, drop in

Hear it Live!
Last Tuesday of every month
3.30-4.30pm
Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument collection, including our 18th-century harpsichord.
Free

Regular Family Events

A World of Stories
Every Sunday (except 1 April)
2-2.45pm and 3.15-4pm
Enjoy stories from some of the best storytellers in London. Their tales bring the Museum’s varied collections to life and will whisk you away to faraway places and different times. Suitable for families with children aged 5+.
Free

Art Makers
Every Saturday (except 10, 24 and 31 March)
1.30-2.15pm and 2.45-3.30pm
Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman’s collections or seasonal celebrations. Different themes each week. Suitable for families with children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: Child £3

Busy Bees
Every Tuesday and Wednesday (except 13 & 14 Feb (half term); 3, 4, 10, 11, April (Easter); 18 April, 29 & 30 May (half term))
10-10.30am, 10.45-11.15am, 11.30am-12pm
Lively sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers during term-time. Activities include storytelling, art and craft and outdoor play (Muddy Bees on 24 April and 22 May). These sessions are not suitable for nursery school groups.
Free, tickets available on the day

Hands on Base: Family Activities
Every Saturday (except 10, 24 and 31 March)
11am, 11.45am and 12.30pm
Discover the collections that make the Horniman special in our Hands on Base. Each week these fun family sessions will explore a different theme using objects from our Handling Collection, from flying animals to musical instruments. Suitable for families with children aged 3+.
Free

Hands on Base: Open for All
Every Sunday (except 1 April)
11am–12.30pm
Touch and explore real Museum objects ranging from costumes to thumb pianos in our Hands on Base gallery. Everyone welcome.
Free, drop-in

February Half Term – 12 to 16 February

Family Art Fun
Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February
11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm
Enjoy free craft activities inspired by our family-friendly exhibition Colour: The Rainbow Revealed. Suitable for children for aged 3+.
Free

Hands on Base: Horniman Explorers
Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February
11am, 2pm
Drop in to these fun sessions to explore and touch objects from pueblo drums to puppets in our Hands on Base. Suitable for children for aged 3+.
Free. Drop in

Big Wednesday: Colour and Carnival
Wednesday 14 February
10.30am-3.30pm
Celebrate the brilliant colours of Carnival costumes with performances and storytelling.
Free

Carnival Dance Workshop
Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February
10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm (45 minute workshop)
Learn to dance like you’re partying through the streets of Brazil with Gandaia Arts. Suitable for families with children aged 4+.
Tickets: £5 per person

Easter Holidays – 30 March to 13 April

Horniman Easter Fair
Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April
10.30am–4.30pm
Enjoy the Easter weekend at the Horniman with the whole family. Go on our Easter trail, create something crafty in our workshops, have your face painted and join in family activities across the Gardens.  Suitable for families with children aged 3+.
Free entry

A World of Stories
Friday 30 March and Monday 2 April
11am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 3.15pm
Hear some seasonal tales from our wonderful storytellers. Everyone welcome but most suitable for children aged 5+.
Free

The Ugly Duckling
Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm (30 minute performance)
Meet the most unlikely duckling hero and hear the story of the duck who was different. Featuring song and puppetry, The Ugly Duckling is a classic heart-warming tale for all the family. Produced for the Horniman by Sandal Sticks Theatre.
Suitable for families with children aged 3+
Tickets: £5 Child, £1 Adult

Big Wednesday: Spring Colours
Wednesday 4 April
10.30am-3.30pm
Join us for performances and activities to celebrate the colours of spring.
Free

Big Wednesday: Year of the Reef
Wednesday 11 April
10.30am-3.30pm
Take part in activities including art and storytelling, inspired by the International Year of the Reef and the sea.
Free

Family Bat Walk
Friday 13 April
7-9pm
Learn more about bats in this fun family session. Create some bat-inspired art and craft before going into the Gardens to search for bats using real detectors. Suitable for children aged 8+.
Tickets: Child £3, Adult £5

Family Art Fun
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (except 30 March and 2 April)
11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm
Enjoy free craft activities inspired by the vibrant colours of spring and the sea. Suitable for children for aged 3+.
Free

Hands on Base: Horniman Explorers
Mondays and Fridays (except 30 March and 2 April)
11am, 2pm
Discover the collections that make the Horniman special! Explore and touch things from African masks to sharks jaws in our Hands on Base.
Free. Drop in

Pond Dipping
Tuesdays
11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Join us to explore nature and wildlife in the pond on the Horniman Nature Trail. Suitable for children for aged 5+.
Tickets: Child £3

Mini-beast Safari
Thursdays
11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Hunt for mini-beasts in the Horniman Gardens. Suitable for children for aged 3+.
Tickets: Child £3

May Half Term – 28 May to 1 June

Family Art Fun
Monday 28, Tuesday 29, Thursday 31 May and Friday 1 June
11am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm
Enjoy free craft activities inspired by our exhibitions and Gardens. Suitable for children for aged 3+.
Free

Pond Dipping
Tuesday 29 May
11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Join us to explore nature and wildlife in the pond on the Horniman Nature Trail. Suitable for children for aged 5+.
Tickets: Child £3

Big Wednesday: The Great British Bee Count
Wednesday 30 May
10.30am-3.30pm
We’ll be buzzing with family-friendly bee activities as part of the annual Great British Bee Count initiative. Come and discover all about bees!
Free

Mini-beast Safari
Thursday 31 May
11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Hunt for mini-beasts in the Horniman Gardens. Suitable for children for aged 3+.
Tickets: Child £3

Hands on Base: Horniman Explorers
Friday 1 June
11am, 2pm
Discover the collections that make the Horniman special! Explore and touch things from African masks to sharks jaws in our Hands on Base.
Free. Drop in

• The Horniman Museum and Gardens opened in 1901 as a gift to the people in perpetuity from tea trader and philanthropist Frederick John Horniman, to ‘bring the world to Forest Hill’. Today the Horniman has a collection of 350,000 objects, specimens and artefacts from around the world. Its galleries include natural history, music and an acclaimed aquarium and a Butterfly House. Indoor exhibits link to the award-winning display gardens – from medicinal and dye gardens to an interactive sound garden and an animal walk – set among 16 acres of beautiful, green space offering spectacular views across London.
• Please note: The anthropology galleries (African Worlds and Centenary Gallery) are now closed until June 2018 while we develop a new World Gallery and studio space. To find out more visit horniman.ac.uk/worldgallery
• The Horniman Museum and Gardens is core-funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and since 1990 has been governed by an independent charitable trust, registered charity no. 802725. The Horniman Museum and Gardens also receives funding from Arts Council England as one of its Major partner museums.
• Opening times and admission. The Horniman Museum is open daily 10.00am-5.30pm, except 24 – 26 December, when it is closed. The Gardens open at 7.15am Monday to Saturday and 8.00am on Sunday and Bank Holidays, and close at sunset. The Gardens are closed on 25 December. Entry to the Museum and Gardens is free but charges apply for the Aquarium, Butterfly House and some special exhibitions and events. Horniman Members go free – horniman.ac.uk/members.
• Access. The Museum and the Gardens are both wheelchair and pushchair friendly with accessible toilets. Limited on-site parking is available for Blue Badge holders.
• Travel. The Horniman is situated at 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ on the South Circular Road (A205).   It can be reached easily by train to Forest Hill station (London Overground/Southern, travel time approx.15-20 minutes from east/central London or East Croydon) and by local buses (176, 185, 197, 356, P4).

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