Post-Covid, please check with the venue before visiting

Want to add your own Event? Click here

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Twilight Relaxed Opening @ Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Twilight Relaxed Opening
A special after-hours viewing for neurodivergent families or families who need a quieter environment when visiting the Museum.
Enjoy our new exhibition Dinosaur rEvolution during this accessible, relaxed event. You will also have a chance to explore some of our other galleries.

The main doors open at 6pm. In case you arrive a little early, our Gardens are open.

Please note that the Museum will be open as usual until 5.30pm, but will be closed from 5.30pm–6pm, so that we can tidy and adjust our spaces.

More detailed information is available in the Social Story.

If you have any questions, please contact

About Dinosaur rEvolution
Which dino features are better – horns, spikes or quills? Did T-rex actually have feathers? And how did some dinosaurs survive extinction?

The first UK showing of Dinosaur rEvolution explores the relationship between dinosaurs and birds in a colourful and fascinating exhibition, which includes five large animatronic models, touchable fossil casts, dino dress up, games, detailed artworks and more.

If you would like to be notified when bookings open and find out more, please join our accessible events mailing list by emailing or call 020 8291 8690.

Tickets are free, but we welcome donations once – we hope – you’ve had a lovely time.

Please note, companions of disabled visitors, Under 3s, Members and Benefactors always go free.

Information for parents and carers in advance
Welcome to the Horniman. Here is some more information about today’s relaxed opening event.

Which spaces will be open?
This is a special after-hours opening for our Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition, located on the Lower Ground Floor.
We will also open some of our other galleries and the Shop – we will confirm which galleries are open nearer to the dates of each Relaxed Opening and once bookings have opened.
If you’d like a bit of a rest at any point, there is a Chill Out space, located in the Education Centre. The Gardens are also a nice place for some peace and quiet, they are open all day until 8.30pm on 12 June and 7.30pm on 11 September.
There are toilets on the Ground Floor, past the Shop. There are more toilets downstairs in Gallery Square, near the exhibitions.
What time is the event?
The main entrance, Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition, Music Gallery, Chill Out space, Shop and the museum toilets all open at 6pm.
All spaces are only available to Twilight Opening visitors, and will be open until 7pm. 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 Twilight Opening visitors throughout the event. Unfortunately eating and drinking is not allowed in this space.
The Museum and Café are open to everyone until 5.30pm – please note, the Museum will be closed from 5.30pm–6pm.
How do I get there?
Please take a look for directions on our website. There are also some handy videos online that give more details about arriving on site and finding your way around.
If there is anything else we can help you with in advance, please get in touch at or on 020 8291 8690 – we are very happy to help.
It would be great to get your feedback. Please talk to a member of staff or fill in the e-mail survey which we will send you shortly after the event.

We really hope you’ll enjoy your visit. All donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for coming.

12 June and 11 September 2024
6pm – 7pm
Free, booking needed
Gallery Square – lower ground floor
Assistance animals welcome
Autism/neuro-diverse friendly
Seating available
Subtitled media
Tactile elements


June 12
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Horniman Museum
Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ + Google Map
View Venue Website