Year 4 visited the Horniman museum recently which is an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill.
It has been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, their collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium, a Butterfly House and natural history collection.
Unusually for such an important Museum, we saw collections up-close and face-to-face. We could even pick up, try on and play with some of the objects.
The children had a great time exploring the nature trail and all the mini-beasts hiding under logs. We even discovered Newts!
The children learnt so much about living things and their habitats and came face-to-face with a real bee hive!