Horniman Museum - Forest Hill

LOOKING FOR: Aquariums, Museums / Galleries, Parks & Gardens
ADDRESS: 100 London Road
Forest Hill
TELEPHONE: +44 20 8699 1872
Horniman Museum - Forest Hill
Take a magical journey through rivers, seas and oceans in the Horniman’s highly acclaimed Aquarium. The museum has anthropology, natural history and musical instruments of about 350,000 objects. Also a large collection of stuffed animals and an aquarium noted for its unique layout. 16 acres (65,000 m2) of gardens which include a rose and sunken gardens, herbaceous borders, and ethno-botanical planting, to wild flower displays. Also a nature trail, Grade II listed conservatory, bandstand from 1912 and a small Animal Enclosure which is a home to goats, rabbits, chickens and geese.

The Museum's Aquarium has been designed from the ground up with children in mind. Low level viewing windows and engaging interpretation introduce them to aquatic environments around the world and inspiring a deeper understanding of the natural world.

The 2006 redevelopment focused on the conservation work being carried out around the world to protect and preserve the types of habitats shown in the aquarium. The in house and collaborative research work that we do behind the scenes has also become an increasing feature in showing how we learn about the world around us.

  • Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm, except 24 - 26 December, when we are closed
  • Entrance to the Museum and Gardens is free. A charge is made for the Aquarium
  • Tickets: Child £1.65; Adult: £3.85; Family £8.25 (inlcuding 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation)