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Half Term at Horniman Museum


South East London’s best Museum never disappoints over half term. Our favourite events include:

A World of Stories - Monday 27 May, 11am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 3.15pm

Be whisked away to faraway places and different times in a free storytelling session inspired by the Horniman’s collections. Suitable for children aged 5+.

Family Art Fun - Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May, 11am-3.30pm (last entry 2.45pm)

Enjoy free craft activities inspired by bees. Make a bee mask to buzz around the Gardens in. Suitable for children for aged 3+.

Pond Dipping - Tuesdays 28 May, 11am (Members only), 12pm, 2pm, 3pm (45 mins sessions)

(c) Megan Taylor

(c) Megan Taylor

Explore what nature and wildlife live in the pond on the Horniman Nature Trail in late spring. Suitable for children aged 5+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. These activities are not suitable for prams or pushchairs. Tickets: Child £2.50

Big Wednesday: The Great British Bee Count - Wednesday 29 May, 10.30am-3.30pm

The museum will be buzzing with free, family-friendly bee activities as part of the nationwide Great British Bee Count initiative.

Mini-beast Safari - Thursday 30 May, 11am (Members only), 12pm, 2pm 3pm (45 mins sessions)

Hunt for creepy crawlies and bugs on the Horniman Nature Trail and discover the variety of insect life to be found in London in spring. Suitable for children aged 3+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. These activities are not suitable for prams or pushchairs. Tickets: Child £2.50

Hands on Base: Horniman Explorers - Friday 31 May, 11am-12.30pm, 2-3.30pm

Discover the collections that make the Horniman special! Explore and touch things from puppets to sharks jaws in the Hands on Base.

More info here.

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