Culture Mouse at the Horniman Museum

I was probably a tad ambitious when I set out to draw more of London in the New Year, funnily enough February was freezing. So I sought warmth in some of the Capital’s museums. The Horniman in Forest Hill is one of my favourites.

John Horniman was a tea trader, Quaker, philanthropist and MP (with a penchant for rice pudding) who spent all his wealth on providing for the poor people of south London.

The museum is housed in a stunning Arts and Crafts building by Charles Harrison Townsend in warm yellow stone, decorated with sumptuous foliage and a mosaic depicting the arts, sciences and music.

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