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Horniman Museum

A brilliant and justly popular free South London museum famed for its family-friendly attractions. The art nouveau building (replete with clocktower) was once the home of tea trader Frederick J Horniman, and it benefits from lush and extensive gardens that are popular for picnics in the summer. The collections range from anthropology to the African world and musical instruments, which kids can bash away on happily or strum via touch-screen tables. But the real draw here is the eccentric gallery of Natural History. Alongside pickled animals and insect models, you'll find the Horniman's notorious over-stuffed walrus. The Aquarium draws equally sizeable crowds, and you could happily marvel at jellyfish and seahorses here for hours.

100 London Road
Forest Hill
SE23 3PQ

Tel: 020 8699 1872
Opening Times: Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm, except 24 - 26 Dec
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