This week our early years children enjoyed a wonderful adventure at The Horniman Museum. The Horniman Museum and Gardens is located in Forest Hill, South East London. It first opened as the Surrey House Museum in 1890 in the Horniman family residence. In 1901 it changed its name to the Horniman Museum when it re-opened in a new purpose-built museum building. The Horniman is named after Frederick Horniman, who inherited and ran his father’s business, Horniman’s Tea, and was elected as an MP for the Liberal Party in 1895.
Our children were able to explore toys from around the world and learn about all the materials they were made from. Our reception children explored the gardens at the @HornimanMuseum creating sounds, rhythm and taking turns taking when in the music space. We also got to meet a beautiful Alpaca, which our children initial mistook for a goat.