The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill is a treasure trove of taxidermy, natural history and Wes Anderson style colour schemes! I love the baby pink they use everywhere, against the type – it’s perfect. It’s also an amazing place to sit and draw, it’s not super busy in there (I think it’s a bit of a London secret) and it’s got super good lighting. You’ll also find large gardens outside the building, a conservatory and a mini farm there – which is so nice in the sun. Great for an afternoon picnic after exploring the inside of the museum!
If this is your kinda thing then it’s well worth a visit and not as far from central as it seems. You can hop on the Overground from Shoreditch or Dalston, which takes around 20 minutes.
Vulpes Vulpes, my personal all time fave animal. Well, one of…
Delicious Walrus biscuits!
There are lots of dog heads, which are kinda weird but good!
The Horniman is actually quite similar to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History – layout wise and what it has in there, which is also a wonderful place. I blogged a visit here (if you’re interested to see more taxidermy photos!)
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This place looks amazing! Love your sketches too.
Thank you Becky! You must go and visit if you’re ever nearby :) x
This looks like my kinda place! x
& Free to get in :) xx
I used to go here quite a bit when I was little! And I always cried and cried at all the taxidermy haha x
Haha, I did say to my boyfriend there were SO many toddlers there, it was literally toddler central! I can imagine some of the bits are quite scary if you’re little! xx
I’ve always wanted to go to this museum but still haven’t managed to visit! Your photos make me want to go even more now. I’d love to go and draw everything and take a gazillion photos of all the taxidermy :D
Oh yes you must go :D And it’s free to get in so a super cheap day out xx