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!)