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Out & About
We work at so many amazing venues who play host to a multitude of exciting events.

Here we offer a monthly low down on what's happening where for all you thrill seekers and culture vultures.


Horniman Conservatory

Coral: Fabric of the Reef

9th December 2017 - 9th September 2018

Natural History Gallery

Artist Karen Dodd uses wollen fabric to draw attention to coral and coral reefs, inspired by the Horniman collections. 

Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

10th February 2018 - 28th October 2018

Temporary Exhibition Space

The Rainbow Revealed is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

Horniman Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, 9.30am - 1.30pm

A locally sourced, locally sold farmers' market selling vegetables, meat, fish, bread, flowers, hot food and much more in our glorious Gardens.
Free entry

There is always so much happening at the Horniman Museum & Gardens, please see for more details.


Dulwich Picture Gallery

David Milne - Modern Painting

14th February 2018 - 7th May 2018

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents a major exhibition of one of Canada’s greatest modern painters, David Milne (1882-1953). It will showcase, for the first time in the UK, a wide selection of his oil paintings alongside watercolours, drawings and photographs, to reveal an artist of true originality and vision.

Art Lovers - Gallery Late

16th March 2018

Colour - Take a trip through the shades and hues of this intriguing subject as we explor onee of society's greatest fascinations.

Early Introductions - David Milne

23rd February to 13th April 2018

Gain exclusive access to David Milne : Modern Painting with your little ones! Buggies, roaming toddlers and excited squeals encourages. There will also be an art-making activity for your to enjoy in this relaxed, family-friendly viewing.

Important: Child tickets (up to 12 years) are free, but spaces are limited, so please don't forget to add your free child tickets to your basket when you book.

Education Tours

Enjoy a free tour of the permanent collection on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (Gallery admission charges apply). Alternatively book a private tour for your group with one of our gallery guides, by calling 020 8299 8732 or by emailing

Family Sundays (First and last Sunday of every Month)

On the first and last Sunday of every month families with a gallery ticket can enjoy a range of drop-in activities.

For information about other events at the Dulwich Picture Gallery this month please click here.


National Maritime Museum

Royal Museums Greenwich is spread across four sites, all bursting with exhibitions, galleries, lates, lectures, film screenings, tours, workshops and more.

Click here to find out more about what's happening this month.


October Gallery


8th March 2018 - 5th May 2018

An intriguing new exhibition of works by Greg Dunn, Rafael Trelles, Rithika Merchant, Pablo Amaringo, Chewang Dorje Lama and Ralo Mayer. Recent findings in systems neuroscience seem to imply that the human brain itself creates – in a kind of controlled hallucination – the ‘reality’ within which it thinks it exists.  Using the twin prisms of art and science, Portal presents a gateway through which to examine how trances, visions and dreams manifest in human consciousness, becoming the raw material that both artists and scientists interpret.  Each exhibiting artist offers an invitation to re-open Blake’s ‘doors of perception’ and contemplate the infinite potential offered by the creativity of the human mind. 

More information can be found on the October Gallery Website here.



Garden Museum

John Brookes: The Man Who Made The Modern Garden

30th November 2017 - 25th March 2018

The Garden Museum exhibition of John Brookes' life and works will showcase Brookes as the landscape designer who introduced Modernism to British garden design, revolutionizing the way people use their gardens and outdoor spaces.  The author of over 25 books, John Brookes MBE has inspired generations of garden and landscape designers in Britain and around the world.  He has designed gardens, both public and private in North America, South America, Japan, South Africa, and Europe in addition to gardens here in the United Kingdom.  He has taught and lectured on 6 out of the 7 continents.

Visitors will see how his unique approach is embodied in a broad variety of the gardens he has created over the past 55 years including his 'Grid' designs and his current work.

Curated by the Garden Museum, this exhibition will explore te design philosophy of one of the most influential landscape designers of our time.

Botanical Portraits by Kate Friend

A photographic study of English plants

2nd February 2018 - 18th March 2018

British photographer Kate Friend spent the spring and summer of 2017 touring a selection of England's greatest gardens, gathering the subjects of her photographic study which makes up Botanical Portraits. 

The Garden Musem has now reopened after major refurbishment and is accepting bookings for private events.

You can read more abou the Garden Museum here.