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Bright and Early Opening @ Horniman Museum, London

October 27, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Our next Bright and Early session is planned for October half-term, on Thursday 27th October 2022.

As well as your last chance to see our Cats and Dogs exhibition  Cats and Dogs – Horniman Museum and Gardens which is closing after half-term, we have a new exhibition opening ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee – Horniman Museum and Gardens

Which spaces will be open?


This is a special opening for the Cats and Dogs and Elmer and Friends exhibitions, which are located on the Lower Ground Floor of the Museum.

There will be a Chill Out space located in our Education Centre, just to the right of the Shop.

The toilets in the Gardens will be open before 9.00am and are open to everyone.  The Café will be open to everyone from 9.00am.

We will also open the Music Gallery (next to the Cats and Dogs exhibition) from 9.00am. All other galleries will be closed until the Museum opens to the public at 10.00am.

What time is the event on?

The main entrance, the Cats and Dogs and Elmer and Friends exhibitions, the Music Gallery, the Chill Out space and the museum toilets all open at the earlier time of 9.00am.


At 10.00am the Museum opens to the public. You are more than welcome to stay, but please be aware that it can get quite busy once we open the doors.

The Chill Out space is only available to Bright and Early visitors, and will be open until 10.30am.  Although there is no eating or drinking allowed in the Galleries you can eat and drink in the Chill Out space.

There is also a quiet room at the rear of the Music Gallery which will only be available to Bright and Early visitors, and will be open until 11.00am.  Unfortunately eating and drinking is not allowed in this space.

How do I get to the museum?

Please take a look at our website for directions. There are also some handy videos online that give more details about arriving on site and finding your way around.

If you would like to book please email or call 0208 291 8725.


October 27, 2022
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Horniman Museum
Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ + Google Map
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