Schools

Thousands of schools and home educated learners visit the Horniman each year. Learn from, and share your knowledge of, our amazing Handling Collection and Gardens.

Please note: We are now fully booked for all school visits to the end of July 2022, and bookings are closed for the 21/22 academic year. Bookings are now open for the 22/23 academic year.


A visit to the Horniman is a wonderful way to enrich your pupils’ education, and to apply classroom learning in a new environment.

You can explore our free Galleries, Gardens and Animal Walk with your classes, or book to visit our Aquarium, Temporary Exhibition and Butterfly House at a reduced educational rate.

Enhance your group’s learning by booking one of our exciting, curriculum-linked object handling workshops, or book an outdoor workshop exploring our beautiful Gardens and pond.

University and PGCE students, and teachers can discover more about our learning programmes, object-based learning, and how to enhance learning through Museum visits with our Learning at the Horniman sessions.

Not able to visit us? Our Learning Officers can bring our workshops and amazing objects live into your classroom with our virtual sessions and events.

Contact schools@horniman.ac.uk to book your visit.

Do get in touch if you would like to discuss any specific requirements. We would love to hear from you.