NEW World Gallery


Museums & Galleries


6 years +


27/06/2018 - 31/07/2019


Horniman Museum

100 London Road

New permanent collection 


Open as per gallery opening hours

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The Horniman's fantastic new 600m2 gallery brings together 3,000 objects from all inhabited continents in a powerful display of the shared human experience of community.

See diverse and peculiar objects displayed as one: a teddy bear next to mysterious Incan guardians, an Arctic sealskin parka with harpoons just across from an 80s' portrait of Michael Jackson from Nigeria.

The strong anthropological message is one of experience and sentiment: this is more of a story than an exhibit, detailing the cultural differences (and similarities) of mankind throughout the centuries.

Thought-provoking family-friendly questions are dotted around the museum; there is a touch-sensitive ocean floor and talking totem poles to provide the fun and you can dance to the brilliant Tibetan rap song about Tsampa!

Frederick Horniman's ambition to 'bring the world to Forest Hill' should be realised with this fabulous collection. Not to be missed. 

New permanent collection 


Open as per gallery opening hours

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