Horniman Museum and Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The natural history area focusses on the development of species around the world, particularly the horse and elephant. There is a large display of British fossils, samples of taxidermy and animal skeletons.
A special African Worlds display area looks at the amazingly diverse sculpture and decorative arts of Africa, and also brings in artefacts from as far away as Brazil. See bronze pieces of art from Benin, religious altars, Egyptian mummies, and a huge Igbo Ijele mask, the only one in Britain.
The gardens include a Grade II listed Victorian greenhouse, a 1903 bandstand an 1895 Dutch barn brought here and reassembled, a totem pole from Alaska, sundials, a nature meadow, wildlife garden, and the first nature trail ever created in London.
Garden: 16 acres of formal and natural landscaping complements the Horniman Museum of ethnography. Rose and sunken gardens; animal enclosures; views out over London.
About Horniman Museum and Gardens
Address: 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, Greater London, England, SE23 3PQ
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: on South Circular Road (A205); 5 min walk from Forest Hill Station
Website: Horniman Museum and Gardens
Phone: 020 8699 1872
OS: TQ349 731
Photo Credit: I M Chengappa, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Nearest station: New Cross Gate - 2.6 miles (straight line) - Zone: 2
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Dulwich Picture Gallery - 1.2 miles (Museum)
Ranger's House - 3.4 miles (Historic Building)
St Alfege's Church, Greenwich - 3.5 miles (Historic Church)
Royal Observatory, Greenwich - 3.6 miles (Museum)
Old Royal Naval College Greenwich - 3.7 miles (Historic Building)
Cutty Sark - 3.7 miles (Museum)
Queens House - 3.7 miles (Historic Building)
National Maritime Museum - 3.7 miles (Museum)
Nearest Accommodation to Horniman Museum and Gardens:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
2 Cutty Sark Gardens
Tel: 0870 608 2000