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The Horniman Museum

20 pics – The Horniman Museum and grounds are free to enter and include the gardens with quite spectacular flowers The museum is a mix of natural history, unusual artifacts from around the word and a small but unusual aquarium (there is a charge of £4).

The museum and grounds are located just south of London near Forest Hill rail station and make a good day out at little expense.. More information and events can be found here.  How to find us is here.  The map shows the route from station to museum as quite short.  It is a bit longer than it appears and is better to take one of the buses up the hill.   The museum stop is just past this tower at the prow of the hill.

The Museum
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The Aquarium

This chap has all the appearance of gnome doing a high-five.  You can even see a face.

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Pretentious, moi ?

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Doh.

9 responses

  1. What a fascinating place and excellent photos too! You are giving quite an creative list of places to go and people to see!

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    March 13, 2015 at 17:24

    • I’m glad you enjoyed and places to visit and photograph is the idea. When are you coming o the the UK. There will more from around the UK soon(ish). 🙂

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      March 13, 2015 at 17:28

  2. I for one enjoy the pretentious fish. They are my favorite kind so long as they don’t get too snobbish.

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    March 13, 2015 at 18:32

    • Know what you mean. I think that one is pretending to be linoleum. 🙂

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      March 13, 2015 at 19:39

  3. I love Hornimans, as a local I’ve spent many days there. Did you venture up to the bandstand? It has a lovely view of the city including The Shard, and a mini farm.
    Great shots, I love the jellyfish!

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    March 14, 2015 at 09:40

    • Thanks for the visit. I didn’t go right up to the bandstand but did get e shot across the city. I’ll probably venture that way again this summer and give your suggestion a try. 🙂

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      March 14, 2015 at 13:33

  4. A lovely museum! What an ornate piano.

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    March 16, 2015 at 20:11

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