Sunday 8th December, Reiss and I ventured to a museum in London called The Horniman Museum and Gardens. We weren’t sure what we were expecting to see but I was delighted by the range and scope of this museum. The gardens include a small petting zoo and an allotment. The Museum itself houses a taxidermy wing, and assortment of curiosities, a music wing, a photography exhibition and an aquarium.
All of the grounds and exhibitions are free to enter except a small fee of £3 per person for the aquarium, for the upkeep of the tanks. We spent around 3/4 hours here and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
My favourite thing in the museum was the jellyfish tank in the aquarium. They were beautiful and mesmerising.
On the day that Reiss and I took Shannon to The V&A we also took her to The Grant Museum Of Zoology. Its a little known museum which is only one room but it is filled to bursting with wonders! We all really enjoyed it and found it fascinating. It is a really hands on place that allows people to touch some exhibits and really draws you into learning.
Taxidermy was a way of teaching students about different animals in a safe environment.
This is a Rag Worm, I didn’t realise that it had legs like a millipede.
Shannon tried her hand at some photography in the afternoon as well. This is an Elephant skull.