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Horniman Museum and Gardens

Everything you need to plan your school trip to the Horniman Museum and Gardens. Including free teaching resources & workshop information.

Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

Ongoing

What we love

Dedicated workshops or free self-led visits.
33 different workshops to help engage your students.
Free travel for London schools.
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School trip offer

Workshops £75 plus VAT for non-fee paying schools, and a higher rate for fee-paying schools
Free visits to the Galleries, Gardens and Animal Walk
In line with NSPCC guidance
Workshops are charged at a rate of £72.50 (excluding VAT) per session for up to 33 pupils, unless stated otherwise. Tickets are timed and must be booked in advance. Tickets valid for Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri. All tickets subject to availability.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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About Horniman Museum and Gardens

Thousands of school, HE and home educated learners visit the Horniman each year, to explore and learn from their incredible collections and beautiful gardens.

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. Please note that our Natural History Gallery is now closed for redevelopment, and will reopen in 2026. The rest of the Museum and Gardens is open as usual.

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.

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School trip & venue info

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Curriculum links

Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, History, Science

Topics: Animals, Evolution, Fossils, Habitats & Environment, History Around Us, Human & Physical Geography, Insects, Life Processes, Local History

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Age Groups: Under 5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Min. Age: Suitable for ages 3+

Things to know

Teachers: In line with NSPCC guidance

Min. Group Size: 33

Adult/Student Ratio: At least 1 adult is recommended for every 10 students

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Classroom Facilities: Classroom facilities are available on-site

Toilet Facilities: Toilet facilities are available on-site

Risk Assessment: A risk assessment is available

First Aid: A qualified first aider is on-site at all times

Accessibility

Find out everything you need to know about the Accessibility of this school trip in the link below.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road
London
SE23 3PQ

Coach parking & drop-off

Coach drop-off area nearby

Times

Mon: 10am – 5:30pm
Tue: 10am – 5:30pm
Wed: 10am – 5:30pm
Thu: 10am – 5:30pm
Fri: 10am – 5:30pm

Duration

Various
(between 45 minutes and 1 hour, 45 minutes)

Dates

Ongoing

Workshops & add-ons

Online

Discover Ancient Egypt and how to think like an archaeologist in this virtual workshop from Horniman Museum and Gardens.

KS2, KS3

At Venue

In this hands-on workshop from Horniman Museum and Gardens discover two different North American tribes and how their climates shaped their lives.

KS2, KS3

Online

Discover enquiry based learning methods in this virtual workshop from Horniman Museum and Gardens.

KS5, Higher

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