Opened in 1901, the Horniman was designed in the Arts and Crafts style. It was founded by Frederick Horniman, who had inherited his father’s tea business, which by 1891 had become the world’s biggest tea trading company. It specialises in anthropology, natural history and musical instruments and has a collection of 350,000 objects.

Horniman is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.