Horniman Museum & Gardens
100 London Road
|Telephone||(020) 869 91872|
We’ve been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, our collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history collection.
Unusually for such an important museum, you can see our collection up-close and face-to-face. You can even pick up, try on and play with some of our objects.
Our visitors come time and again to explore our free museum, take part in our activities and enjoy our 16-acre gardens. And they discover something fascinating and mesmerising every time.
176, 185, 197, 356, P4 – stop outside the Museum and Gardens on London Road
122 – stops on Dartmouth Road
P13 – stops on Underhill Road
363 – stops on Sydenham Hill Road
By train / London Overground:
The Horniman is a five to ten minute walk from Forest Hill station and is signposted from the platform 1 exit. Please be aware this walk is uphill, although there are several bus services which stop at both the station and museum.
Forest Hill is on the London Overground line between Highbury and Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace line which offers a high frequency service.
The station is also well served by trains from Central London (direct trains from London Bridge and London Victoria), Croydon and Surrey.
There are bicycle racks outside the Museum near the main entrance on London Road.
Parking is limited in the local area, so we recommend using public transport to come to the museum. Limited on-site car parking is available for disabled visitors – call 020 8699 1872 for more details.