Horniman Museum

Horniman Museum

How to get there
  • By bus
    • 176, 185, 197, 356, P4 – stop outside the Museum and Gardens on London Road
    • 122 – stops on Dartmouth Road
    • P13 – stops on Underhill Road
    • 363 – stops on Sydenham Hill Road
  • By train / London Overground                                                                                                                                      The Horniman is a five to ten minute walk from Forest Hill station and is signposted from the platform 1 exit. Please be aware this walk is uphill, although there are several bus services which stop at both the station and museum (see above).Forest Hill is on the London Overground line between Highbury and Islington and West Croydon / Crystal Palace line which offers a high frequency service.The station is also well served by trains from Central London, Croydon and Surrey. Direct train services run from London Bridge (approx every ten minutes, journey time 13 minutes) linking with the Northern and Jubilee lines, and London Victoria linking with the Victoria, Circle and District lines, East Croydon, West Croydon, Sutton, Purley and Caterham. Please visit or TFL Journey Planner or National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey.

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

horniman museus & gardens

Horniman Museum, South Balcony Gallery |

3rd Oct. 2015  to 10th Apr. 2016

An exhibition of Project Tobong will be on display at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London, on the South Hall Balcony. Alongside is a reyog mask which was presented to the Museum in 1965, together with film and photographs of a reyog performance in Ponorogo, East Java taken by Helen Marshall in 2015.

The Horniman Museum’s collections from Java include a range of material relating to performance including more than 100 leather shadow puppets as well as a number of wooden golek puppets, dance masks and costume items. In addition the archive includes photographs taken in Java and Bali by Beryl de Zoete in the 1930s.

The Horniman Museum and Gardens opened in 1901 as a gift to the people in perpetuity from tea trader and philanthropist Frederick John Horniman, to ‘bring the world to Forest Hill’. Today the Horniman has a collection of 350,000 objects, specimens and artefacts from around the world. Its galleries include natural history, anthropology, music and an acclaimed aquarium. Indoor exhibits link to the award-winning display gardens – from food and dye gardens to an interactive sound garden – set among 16 acres of beautiful, green space offering spectacular views across London.

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

  • Daily 10.30am – 5.30pm, except 24 – 26 December, when we are closed.
  • Entrance to the Museum and Gardens is free. A charge is made for the Aquarium.

More at horniman.ac.uk

Press release: ProjectTobong-PR

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