The Horniman Museum and gardens stand on the brow of the hill in Forest Hill, South London. The museum has unique collections of musical instruments, artifacts from around the world, and enough stuffed animals to make a taxidermist squirm!
The Museum was the idea of the Victorian tea trader F.R. Horniman who began collecting specimens, whilst on his travels around the world in the 1860s. Originally, the collection had just been in his home but it grew to such proportions that he decided to commission Charles Harrison Townsend to design this beautiful building.
Opening in 1901, the original collection was the obvious natural history specimens and also the musical instruments which are the pride of the museum and an important source of research for all those in the U.K. and Europe. Overtime, and even within my days of visiting, there have been great changes to the way the museum looks and works. The ‘new’ additions to the building compliment it architecturally and also support it’s green status. The aquarium considering its size is great fun for all and there are interactive aspects, with live bees coming and going through a hole in the wall in a display in one room!
We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!
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