The Horniman museum is located in a beautiful Victorian building with pretty gardens and some sheep and other small farm animals outside. Inside, my favourite room is the traditional natural history museum, with its slightly ropey looking stuffed animals in glass cases. Just how museums used to look like! It's very educational though, and there is a touch and feel room for kids. It is free to get into. There is also a little aquarium, again with educational displays throughout, which has tropical fish, a British pond, sea horses, jellyfish...there is a small entry fee, or you can get a annual membership pass which allows one adult, one child in, as many times as you like. There is a music room which has hundreds of instruments from around the world, interactive displays and a touch and play room. There are also other displays which vary from time to time, such as photographic displays. A fantastic cafe (which is currently being refurbished but due to open soon) has a great selection of home made food at reasonable prices. Kids sessions also run, so check the website. A great place to spend a couple of hours with your kids...or even by yourself!
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