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Lovely museum and gardens

Have visited many times. Lovely area for picnics & museum holds lots of attractions . Most is free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vickymikewest
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Come rain or shine

The Horniman is an underrated venue tucked away in South London. The extensive grounds include... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harshbutfair50
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The Horniman Museum and Gardens is an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill.The Museum has been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary...more
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100 London Road | Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited many times. Lovely area for picnics & museum holds lots of attractions . Most is free , just pay for a few exhibitions which is fine . The only thing that is well overpriced is the crazy golf. It’s a few holes and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Horniman is an underrated venue tucked away in South London. The extensive grounds include parkland and formal gardens with a bandstand and great views over London. The museum houses an extensive collection of musical instruments and there is also a small aquarium. As with...More

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well, we're a little more rated thanks to you, thank you for your lovely review. Rest assured that we're now planning around our current heatwave, for the sake of our traders' and our visitors' comfort, as you're right to point out it caught us off-guard...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit out the way of the London museums but well worth the journey. Built in the Arts and Crafts style, but looks more like a railway station or a town hall. Thanks to Fredrick Horniman being a mad collector we have the privilege to...More

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Horniman, we're always looking to keep Fredrick's vision alive and bring the world to Forest Hill.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty to do here actually, although not as big or interactive as Kew Gardens. Really easy to get to though, especially by bus. Free entry to come into the gardens area and enjoy a picnic, a walk, play catch or any other activity people sometimes...More

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with us Nick and we're especially pleased to hear that our staff were so helpful. We're sorry to hear that you felt our Butterfly House was overpriced. We offer combination tickets to try to keep a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here with my brother on a rather hot day during the recent "heatwave of 2018". A Saturday, it was fairly busy when we arrived after strolling up from a quick pitstop at the strange Wetherspoons. The facade is really rather attractive with a...More

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this lovely review Alex. It's great to hear you enjoyed everything the musuem had to offer, and thanks for helping us to get the word out too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Horniman and I brought an annual membership on the same day. It was clear we were into a winner for my 6 and 4yr old. The staff couldn't be more helpful, special thanks to Ann for helping my Mum...More

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh how wonderful! We're so happy to hear you've decided to become a member too and we hope we'll be seeing you plenty more to make the most of your membership. We'll pass on your thanks to Ann too.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely grounds, brand new exhibits. Butterfly house has some stunning butterflies. Very knowledgeable staff. A must see

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Ann, it's nice to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see the new World Gallery. Somebody had decided that you can't have a gallery without recorded noise constantly being played. This was so distracting that it was impossible to read about or study the exhibits. The old Natural HIstory Gallery, which luckily has...More

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for getting in touch with us and we're sorry to hear you did not enjoy the new World Gallery. We have incorporated a number of interactives into the new gallery in order to allow visitors of all ages to engage with the cultures...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our day here. There are lots of things to see and do for all ages. There is a variety of galleries and exhibitions and an aquarium and a butterfly house. Free admission but you pay to visit a few exhibits including aquarium and butterfly...More

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great to hear you had a nice time out with us Danny, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fantastic, park with great picnic spots and musical play area, great little farm section, amazing butterfly house, once inside the aquarium is fantastic, exhibits with lots of things to touch and space for my baby to crawl after my toddler, great lifts to take us...More

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HornimanMuseum, Digital Assistant at Horniman Museum and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review Annabelle. We're delighted to hear we can provide you with a space to keep your children entertained and engaged. We hope we'll be seeing you all for many more years.

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Sam_MM
22 July 2018|
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Response from HornimanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Sam, Plonk! Mini Golf and Bach to Baby are not covered by the annual membership. Plonk! is part of an external partnership and Bach to Baby is part of a fundraising project for the new World Gallery.
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littlerainbow
7 November 2016|
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Response from HornimanMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Littlerainbow The Horniman Museum and Gardens are free in the main, but there is a fee for entry to the Aquarium (Child £2.20; Adult: £4.40; Family - 2 adults & 2 children £9.90) and some events. I hope this helps, but... More
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zs24711
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Response from Emma C | Reviewed this property |
It has an animal walk which has a selection of animals such as Alpacas, goats, rabbits, sheep and Guinea pigs. It's free.
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