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Horniman Museum - Temporary Exhibitions

Myths and Monsters

Exhibition preview

AS ALWAYS, the Horniman Museum has a number of temporary exhibitions on display.

Myths and Monsters – until Sunday, September 5, 2010 (Temporary Exhibition Gallery).

Cyclops, unicorn, yeti, dragon, the chimera – are these creatures real or imagined? Take a journey into the strange world of Myths and Monsters and unravel the truth behind universal legends and myths. Discover the origin of the Cyclops, the links between dragons and the dinosaurs, and possible evidence for the existence of the yeti.

Featuring a captivating mix of animatronics, specimens and photography, this celebrated blockbuster show explores some of our best known ancient myths and the possible scientific explanations behind them.

Tickets: Adults £5, Concessions £3, Children £2.50, Children under 3 Free, Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £13, Schools (pre-booked) £2 per person, Schools (not pre-booked) £2.50 per person, Family season ticket £26.

Coal, Frankincense and Myrrh – Yemen and British Yemenis – until Sunday, November 14, 2010 (Balcony Gallery).

Britain’s Yemenis comprise the country’s oldest established Muslim community. This
exhibition explains how and why Yemeni people came to Britain, and how their migration is linked to Yemen’s ancient role as a trading nation as well as its close
relationship with Britain.

Admission: Free.

Allotment Life – until Sunday, October 17, 2010 (Gardens and Gallery Square).

This exhibition combines indoor and outdoor elements to explore the allotment experience. In Gallery Square, photographs by artist Emma Wood capture the diversity of life on two local allotments. Outside, visit our food garden inspired by these communities.

Admission: Free.

Tuareg: People of the Veil – until Sunday, March 27, 2011 (Balcony Gallery).

Tuareg: People of the Veil provides a fascinating insight into the culture of the Tuareg people of North West Africa, through the exploration of Tuareg clothing and jewellery.

Admission: Free.

Founded by Victorian tea trader Frederick Horniman in 1901, the Horniman is where you can discover the natural and cultural world:

• Horniman Aquarium: dive into an underwater world.
• Music Gallery: sound out instruments from every continent.
• African Worlds: celebrate Africa’s history and diversity.
• Centenary Gallery: encounter world cultures.
• Natural History Gallery: step back in time.
• Hands on Base: touch and explore real objects.
• Library: find out more about the collections.
• Gardens: enjoy 16 acres of beautiful green space.
• Nature Base: explore the natural world with the Horniman beehive and fun interactive displays

To find out more about the Horniman Museum visit

Horniman Museum, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

Tel: 020 8699 1872