Horniman Museum, London: ‘Interactive, intelligent and inspiring’ – review

The new World Gallery raises the bar yet further for this free local institution, brimful of music, nature and dazzling displays from cultures the world over

This brilliant little museum in south-east London, dedicated to anthropology, natural history and musical instruments, feels as if it was created for kids, who love its opportunities for fun and play. An aquarium, steamy butterfly house, live animals, and instruments to bang bring lots of noisy excitement to a visit, while the main Natural History Gallery’s taxidermy animals include a Bengal tiger, and the famous over-stuffed walrus.

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