Horniman Museum London Overview
Horniman Museum and Garden is an international museum located in Forest Hill, London. This British museum was opened for public in 1901. As of 2017 records, the museum visited by more than 942,000 guests. Charles Harrison Townsend designs the Horniman. The museum created in the Arts and Crafts style that makes it unique from the others. The measure has a large collection of taxidermied animals. The museum has a sound garden for visitors that even include an ornamental garden. The garden received Grade II from Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
The museum contains a collection of more than 350,000 objects. The museum has collection related to Anthropology, Aquarium, Archive, Gardens, Musical Instruments, Natural History and handling Collection. The Horniman has a collection of more than 8,000 instruments which symbolize making of music. The Museum also has a café house for visitors. The visitors can choose from a variety of selection named as hot and cold meals, sandwiches, pastries, cakes, fair trade teas and coffees.
Horniman Museum London History
In 1901, the museum was established by Frederick John Horniman who loved to collect objects. The founder travels various countries for his collection named as Egypt, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Japan, Canada and the United States. The Frederick John Horniman invests his cash for collecting a collection of natural history, cultural artifacts and musical instruments.
In 2002, a new expansion added in a museum designed by Allies and Morrison. The museum is free for visitors. Mr. Horniman later donated the museum and worked as its chairman for many years. In 1913, the Eric granted North American material to the museum. As of 2018 records, the director of the museum is Dr. Nick Merriman.