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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

The Robot Zoo
11th February 2017 - 29th October 2017

Temporary Exhibition Space

How do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? How do bats see at night? Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.

This family-friendly exhibition features larger-than-life animals that have been innovatively recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide. Interactive exhibits also give you the chance to try jet-propelled squid racing, shoot a chameleon’s ‘tongue-gun’ and even design your own ‘mutant’ robot creature.

The Robot Zoo returns to the Horniman for the first time since its highly successful UK debut in 2009.

20th May 2017 - 26th November 2017

Natural History Gallery

Explore the complex relationships between people and water in South Asia in this thought-provoking display.

India Unplugged

20th May 2017 - 24th September 2017

Gallery Square

This photography exhibition showcasing the diversity of traditional music in India.

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

Sargent: The Watercolours

21st June 2017 - 8th October 2017

The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925).

Renowned as the portraitist of his generation, Sargent also devoted time to developing his talent in watercolour, undertaking several painting expeditions to Europe in the early twentieth century. Free from the constraints of his studio he was able to take inspiration from the places he visited – from the streams and glacial moraines in The Alps to the renaissance and baroque architecture he explored in Venice. Working en plein air, Sargent developed a distinctive way of seeing and composing, his subjects often appearing fragmented and disorienting – an expression of his personal, modern aesthetic.

The Private Made Public

14th March 2017 - 21st January 2018

As part of the Gallery’s bicentenary celebrations, enjoy a series of displays throughout the year that reflect the Gallery’s founding principle of bringing great works into the public realm.

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

Alexis Peskine

Power Figures
14th September – 21st October 2017

October Gallery presents a new exhibition of works by Alexis Peskine. This will be his first solo exhibition in London.

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



Garden Museum

Eileen Hogan


May-September 2017

Eileen Hogan was appointed the Garden Museum’s artist-in-residence just as the Museum closed for a major Heritage Lottery funded Redevelopment Project.

In Spring 2017, an exhibition of Hogan’s works will coincide with the launch of the newly redeveloped and extended Museum.

Hogan’s response to the challenge of being an artist definitely ‘not-in-residence’ was to ask ninety people to nominate a green space in London along with a description of why it was significant to them.

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.