Saturday 15 March 2014

Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum is an impressive building set in 16 acres. It is situated on London Road at Forest Hill. There are some spectacular views overlooking London from the museum gardens. This is a private museum and a registered charity in its own right. The museum was founded by Frederick Horniman in 1901.

The Horniman Museum specialises in anthropology, natural history and musical instruments. There are over 350,000 objects in the collection. 

The mosaic on the front of the main museum building is neoclassical and measures 10 feet by 32 feet in size. It took a  number of women 210 days to compose. The Totem pole to the left of the main building as you look at it face on is native Alaskan. It was carved in 1985 and tells the story of an Alaskan girl who married a bear. 

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