Yes, that is it’s real name! It is one of the most brilliant museums I have ever been to.
The Horniman Museum is located in a beautiful part of London called Forest Hill near Crystal Palace. The walk up the hill from the station is quite pleasant and you see this amazing mosaic at the entrance.
The map shows quite the extent of the place – we didn’t see all of it – too tired!
I loved the sculptures outside – the dodo was my favourite.
As it was a Saturday, there was quite a lovely farmer’s market up there. We bought a load of tasty items for a make-do brunch. This cinnamon cronut was quite delicious. There was a really delicious flaky focaccia bread which we had with hot smoked salmon, too.
It was a beautiful day at the view from the top of the hill was quite beautiful.
This beautiful glass house was at the entrance of the museum.
Of course, we couldn’t resist a photo.
The museum is mainly free but you can pay a small supplement to visit the Aquarium downstairs.
Obligatory aquarium selfie.
A friend of mine describes the Horniman as a big version of Kim’s game. There is a big room of African artefacts..
and then you come upon Asia..
.. then a room with musical instruments ranging from this child’s toy..
.. to some sophisticated stringed instruments…
… to natural history…
.. and even a giant stuffed walrus!
It was only these two little chaps who kept us coming back to our accommodation. The one of the right is Bill – he was shy but very soon he was sitting on my lap.