Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road, London SE23 3PQ Route Planner
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closed 24-26 Dec - museum: 10am-5.30pm; gardens: 7.15am (Sun and Bank Hols 8am)-dusk


Founded by the tea merchant and Member of Parliament Frederick John Horniman (1835-1906), this museum was built in the late 19C by Harrison Townsend in the Art & Crafts style. A real treasure trove, the museum is dedicated to ethnography (tribal masks and buddhas), zoology (an aquarium) and musical instruments (lutes and bagpipes), and is surrounded by a pleasant park. Ideal for children.


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