Horniman Museum to reopen to public from July 30

The Horniman will reopen its doors to the public from July 30 for the first time since mid-March.

Visitors, including members, will need to pre-book for a free, timed entry slot, via the website www.horniman.ac.uk.

As well as the popular galleries of natural history, world cultures and musical instruments, the Permian Monsters exhibition will also reopen on July 30, with ticket prices from £5, and an extended run until January 3 next year.

However, some attractions will remain closed initially, including the Aquarium and Butterfly House, and some interactive exhibits have been removed or covered up.

Social distancing and other safety measures will be in place throughout the museum, including hand sanitisation stations, an enhanced cleaning regime, updated signage and a one-way visitor route.

During the museum’s 134-day closure, the Horniman’s gardens have remained open. The Horniman has gradually reopened additional facilities including toilets and café kiosks in the Gardens, and the Sunday Market.

The main café will reopen at the same time as the museum, with specific safety measures in place.

Pre-booked tickets will be available on the website from Monday July 20.

Pictured top: Children at a previous sleepover event at the Horniman Museum




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